Swix Cross-country poles Triac 3.0

According to Swix, between 60-70% of all cross-country skiers and biathletes use the Triac from Swix as a cross-country pole. The pole has very good pendulum behavior and is a real lightweight. The company is now proudly presenting the Triac 3.0 at the trade fair. What can the new generation of cross-country poles do?

Jürgen Groh: Mr. Brandauer, I think the cross-country ski pole is your pride and joy, isn't it? Michael Braundauer Netreba: Yes, it is. This is the new Triac 3.0, which is on show here for the first time. So 60 - 70% of all athletes, all cross-country skiers and all biathletes run the Triac 2.5. Now comes the brand new Triac 3.0. Jürgen Groh: That's almost a monopoly, isn't it? Michael Braundauer Netreba: The athletes are very keen on it, it's the lightest, the stiffest and also the best cross-country pole in the world in terms of pendulum behavior. Jürgen Groh: Very high. Insanely light. How much does it weigh? Michael Braundauer Netreba: It weighs 61 grams to the meter.

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Ultralight carbon cross-country pole

Jürgen Groh: 61 grams per one meter? How can such a sturdy stick be so light? That's crazy. Michael Braundauer Netreba: That's a bit of a secret. This is the only pole that is manufactured using IPM technology, which means that the carbon is pressed in the mold, which makes shapes like this triangular form possible and the pole is now 13% lighter overall. And the whole thing is a grip-loop system where our development really took off last year. We have become 30 percent lighter. The strap has been completely redesigned. It's sewn on the inside, it's really more complex. Jürgen Groh: I'm doing it the wrong way round, I'm not a cross-country skier. Michael Braundauer Netreba: So pure, that's for the left hand. Jürgen Groh: (Passes his hand through the loop) In like this. Close it. Michael Braundauer Netreba: You no longer have any pressure points on the loop. The loop doesn't actually end in front of the pole, but inside the pole, so that I have better power transmission. The loops are extremely snug, so that the runner can run with a thin glove or without a glove in summer or when it's warm. When it's cold, he might have a thicker glove and need a different strap. Then it is simply unclicked here and then clicked back in with a larger loop. So that it really fits extremely well.

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Cross-country pole plates can be changed

Jürgen Groh: Okay, very practical. Can the plate also be exchanged? Michael Braundauer Netreba: Yes, of course. For example, if I have soft trails and fresh snow falls, then I have soft trails. Then I would sink in relatively far with this small plate. Then I can simply change the plate at any time - within seconds - and simply put the larger plate on the pole and I have a pole for soft conditions. Jürgen Groh: That's a great product, where does Swix make it? Michael Braundauer Netreba: Swix is a Norwegian brand and we actually produce everything or almost everything in Europe. The poles - we have our own pole factory in Lithuania. But the difference is perhaps also very interesting. These cork grips are 100 percent pure cork grips from Portugal but are handmade in Austria. Jürgen Groh: Okay, so when will I start seeing the poles on TV? Michael Braundauer Netreba: So you'll see this pole, the Triac 3.0, on TV at the World Championships in Finland and hopefully on the podium. Jürgen Groh: I'm looking forward to it. Michael Braundauer Netreba: Thank you. Ciao.

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