The Art of World Cup Ski Tuning

Arc City by Jimmy Krupka

Episode notes

No one talks about technicians. Which is curious because they perform the most important job in ski racing aside from actually skiing. Bart Mollin is a technician for American tech skiers AJ Hurt and Nina O’Brien, and Ryan Mooney services Paula Moltzan’s skis. Their squad is steadily gaining in momentum on the World Cup these days. I sat down with both Ryan and Bart (another in-person interview!) and they spilled some secrets, told a few funny stories, discussed being married to your co-worker (Ryan and Paula), and generally scratched every ski racer’s intense itch to know about the somewhat-mystical, oft-overlooked craft of preparing world-class skis. The Skiing History Nugget is about the 1984 Olympics.

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