Tesla Skis for Elon Musk

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Live Updates begin 7:30am EST Tuesday, February 12th 2019. Press Kit >    As a company centered around innovation, the high-tech ski company RENOUN has a perpetual soft spot for Elon Musk and the companies he’s created. RENOUN always felt someone like the real-life Iron Man should be on a pair of skis with futuristic technology — so they made him some. They’ve been hunting him down for the last 3 years and just shipped Mr. Musk his skis: a 1-of-1 pair design in iconic Tesla Red based off the original Endurance design. It’s a “thank you” to one of...

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The Truth Doesn't Lie

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The best skis on the mountain - backed up by more awards than we thought possible.

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Business People-Vermont write-up on RENOUN

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"A material that’s changed the way we ski ... and more to come Cyrus Schenck of Renoun Skis in Burlington took an idea he had while in a science class and turned it into a material that, when used in a ski, acts like a veritable shock absorber." Read full Business People Vermont's writeup by Chris Farnsworth here.  

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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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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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