Wednesday, February 10, 2010


At ISPO (Europe's largest sport & outdoor tradeshow), this week, I came across a lot wood detailing - both real and synthetic.  I have to say that the out come in even the most common items is an amazing beautifully luxurious feel.  I am especially fond of the dumb bells by Hock.  The Germany based brand looks at everything as an expression of beauty.  Their products include leather sand bag weights that are hand sewn with heavy whip stitching.  I also like how wood texture is being combined with really artifical brights as in the Salomon FreeSkis.  However, the execution and old world charm of the full wood inlay ski by Volkl is undeniable.