The Ski Diva Reviews RENOUN's Z-77 Ski

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A review of the Z-77 by The Ski Diva: "My first day on them was ideal for putting them to the test: 2-3 inches of fresh powder that was eventually scraped away to reveal a surface of alternately packed powder and ice. This was great; I got to try them in everything from the sublime to the miserable. And in every instance, these skis rocked. If I had to reduce it to one word, I’d say they were smooth. No, let me change that to two words: smooth and stable. No, let me change once again: smooth, stable, and OMIGOD THESE ARE SO MUCH FUN. Okay. I got carried away....

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Mountain Magazine

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Originally from Mountain Online Interview by Sarah Tuff Dunn | Photographs by Joel Caldwell Inventor, Skier, Lego kid The inventor and Northern Vermonter built catapults as a child, and for a while studied engineering at Clarkson University, but he had his first triumph when he stumbled upon a non-Newtonian polymer named Hyper Damping Technology, or HDT. The polymer behaved a little like Silly Putty, but with a strange attribute of deadening vibration. Schenck theorized HDT could dampen chattery hardpack—if he could only get the stuff into a ski. Enter countless 18-hour days in a prototype lab, and summers washing windows to fundraise....

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USA Today

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This story was edited for brevity. Read the entire story here > The 'ultimate ski' At 24 years old, Cyrus Schenck is a college dropout and the founder of a ski company — Renoun — that won a coveted gold prize at an international trade show in Munich, Germany, and may be on the cusp of taking the ski industry by storm. Tall and lanky, with a quick smile and rapid fire speech that sometimes buries words in an avalanche of unintelligible syllables, Schenck followed an obsession at Clarkson University that took him out of the classroom and into a...

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Entrepreneur Magazine

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An excerpt form Entrepreneur's article on RENOUN ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE Interviews Founder Cyrus Schenck "In 2011, my five pals and I were driving home from one of our weekend ski trips in Vermont. We were engineering students at the time and used to throw out all kinds of ideas during those three-hour drives. On this one day, my friend Donny suggested building skis that were based on engineering principles and thus unequivocally better. We loved the challenge. Surely we could build a better ski. During my material sciences class, I learned about a rare class of soft materials that harden the instant...

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Winning ISPO Gold

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Ever heard of ISPO? Us neither. We’re engineering nerds at Renoun. But we’re also pretty darn competitive, so when we heard there might be a chance for us to win something called ISPO Gold, we applied.   Cyrus Schenck receiving the ISPO Gold Award in Munich, Germany   Turns out ISPO is a trade show in Munich, Germany. Eight (yes, 8) airplane hangers house just about every outdoor brand from around the world. And every major ski company spends big bucks developing a product they think will capture the attention of judges in the merits of innovation and design. We didn’t...

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