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It all begins in 1958 when Ed Scott builds the first ski pole entirely made out of aluminium known for being light and strong and putting an end to traditional steel poles. The Scott Sports adventure, pioneer in the ski industry, had begun. In 1970, Scott tries other sports and launches a new pair or revolutionary goggles for motocross followed by a large panel of technical accessories related to this sport. Scott's R&D labs do not rest and they release new ultra-light ski boots the next year. 1971 is also the year of the first Scott ski goggle featuring a vented foam. It is time for Scott Sports to settle down in Fribourg, Switzerland. From 1986, Scott Sport hits the mountainbike industry and launches its first mountain bike. On the very same year, they built an advanced production factory making modern ski poles. The bike story is a success and will never end. In 1989 Scott gets into race bicycles with a new aerodynamic handlebar used by Greg Lemond to win the Tour de France in the final time trial stage. Two years later, a new innovation related to mountain biking shows up. The Unishock suspension used in the World Cup of the same year. It is a real success and in 1992 Scott releases the first full-suspended mountain bike. Then the manufacturer works on its accessories and releases new helmets, backpacks, shoes and technical clothing. Once Scott clearly established its leadership in the mountainbike industry, it returned to wintersports in 1994 with a brand new line of ski gloves and mittens. In 1997 comes the first collection of technical clothing and the first ever Scott ski series. Back to mountainbiking in 1998 with the lauch of the G-Zero, known to be the lightest fully suspended mountain bike ever made. This record didn't last long though, in 2000 Scott Sports hits the market again with their new Strike Carbon which happens to be, again, the lightest mountain bike ever made. The brand uses the same recipes in the race cycling industry with the Team Issue featuring a frame weighing less than a kilogram and later released the CR1 which is even lighter. In 2004 Scott wins the European Ski Award with its Biomex helmet offering a revolutionary protection to wintersports amateurs. The Biomex Scott ski helmet makes the difference with its light construction and a revolutionary design enhancing shock absorption. In 2005, Scott innovates one more time in the bike industry by releasing a new Plasma frame, all in carbon, dedicated to triathlon. To make things simple, it is the lightest triathlon-specific option available on the market. Since then, R&D labs keep bringing new revolutions in the sports on a regular basis. In 2006 the first running shoe is released and in 2007 a new bike frame weighing only 750g: the Addict model. Then comes 2008 and the release of a new lens designed specifically for the mountain: the Solar Blocker. This lens filters the light that can be harmful for your eyes when doing high alpine skiing or races on glacier. Passionate skiers probably remember the legendary Crusair ski which was the first freeride ski / carbon touring ski of the brand. Air channels running through the core help reducing weight without compromising downhill performance. A well-timed innovation as ski-touring gets extremely popular. Currently, Scott is one of the main players in off-piste skiing and mountaineering. It provides high-quality equipment to mountain guides and professionals who rely on Scott Touring skis and on touring ski boots. The Superguide collection is a great example of what an ultra-light product is, suited for intensive touring sessions. Scott also makes Alpride avalanche airbag systems that inflate thanks to a gas cartridge and allow you to float above the avalanche. It will not prevent you from falling in an avalanche but it will increase your chances to stay alive if you get caught in one. The Alpride comes in several versions, the Air Free Alpride 12L for instance is a small one suited for short freeride sessions (1 day), the Air Free Alpride 30L offers a much bigger storing volume for longer tours. Women have their own model with the women-specific 10L Alpride bag, compact and comfortable. Gnarly skiers appreciate Scott clothing lineup as well as they make tours easier. From the goose down jacket for very cold temperatures to the breathable tops and thermal underwear, Scott covers a large spectrum of usage allowing every skier to find what he's looking for. Wearing and using Scott products is chosing quality and performance as well as innovation.