ISPO Munich 2017, Day 1 Action
Day 1 of ISPO Munich 2017 got underway on Sunday February 5 and the new Polygon structure made its debut in the boardsports hall.
When entering the boardsports hall, the most noticeable change was the ability to see from one side of the hall to the next, with no large booths obstructing the view. It was a relatively slow start to the day, but by lunch time the hall saw a steady flow of traffic, which culminated in an extremely busy end of the day.
As always, SOURCE will be bringing you daily image galleries from the event, and below is a cross section of images from across the show.
Day 1 of the show was busy in the isles
The centre of hall B6 was lit with changing lights
Blackhole pro rider, Zibi with the Freeride and Freeride split
Celtek's Co-Founder Eric Line
Celtek's GTX Bitten By A Womitten in Dreamcatcher
Celtek's Trippin Trigger Mitten in Iron Maiden collab
Dragon's comprehensive lens offering
Dragon's UK Sales Agency, Cool By The Pool's Mark Blackman and Dragon's Craig Smith & Sam Nelson
Dragon provide retailers with a UV light, which allows them to easily show consumers the benefits of their Transitions lens that adapts according to light
Another smart piece of retail support.... The image of this rider is undefined before a Polarized lens...
... As the Polarized lens cuts out reflective light, the lens provides more clarity
Holden's Mikey LeBlanc celebrating 15 years of his company. Here he is stoked on their his and hers Fishtail jackets in 20K with the Roan Jacket, named after 90s snowboarding hero Roan Rogers.
Mervin - Bent Metal's Transfer with Jamie Lynn art work
Roxy's XOXO, which is easy to learn on for girls with its banana camber and no magnetraction
And the Travis Rice Lib-Tech TRice Goldmember with geod graphic
Julia with Lib-Tech's EJack Knife
Mervin's Julia showing Lib Tech's all new Pick Up Stick. Something new for the brand, a longer board for catching more waves!
Mervin's Lauren & Julia showing Gnu's Jamie Anderson Choice stick
Mervin's Lauren & Julia with Gnu's C2 Gloss for ladies
Nidecker's Thierry Kunz with their Mellow & Concept boards. Their line is segmented into Good, Better & Best. All about bringing strong carving boards that perform well in powder to the 'returner' demographic
Now's collab with YES
Now's JF Pelchat with their Kingpin tool-less quivering feature. Allows riders to swap boards without having to change the entire binding
Pretty Great - Nikita are going a little more commercial than before, to ensure a fit that's not too baggy. Here is the Hawthorne jacket in Multimedia print with the Maple jacket
Pretty Great - Sessions' Brand Manager, Nick Visconti showing us Bonfire's 15K Static jacket
Pretty Great's European Sales & Marketin Manager, Seb showign Bonfire's 30K Aspect jacket with new approach to venting and Tuff-Tech stretch
Pretty Great - Sessions's Brand Manager Nick Visconti showing their Radio jacket with external media pocket, which features in 70% of their line and is an externally loaded media pocket that insuldates media device
Pretty Great - Sessions's Brand Manager Nick Visconti showing their Bleach Bibs, which is the only tailored fit bib on the market
Degenerati boys just wanna have fun
Spark's Sales Mgr Luke Dale with the Arc binding and stripped back straps, weighing in 40 per cent lighter.
Team TSA & Ellis Brigham!
The Basketball platform saw good footfall
The skateboard area had a carving ramp area
Vimana's Trond & Arne with the Continental & B-Rage
West Snowboardin's David showing the IAM West collab. Pioneering French Hip Hop band collab.
West's David with the Boris Mouton pro model
Heavy crowd for the end of day one's booze sesh
Aluminati Wingnut Brophy edition
Aluminati's best selling USA model the Liquify
Aluminati's Oriol Roman, Cassandra Buckley and Jordi Farre
Endeavor's Joel Giddings
Northwave's Davide Smania
O'Neill Wetsuit's entry level winter wetsuit with front zip closure
O'Neill Wetsuit's Nico Von Lerchenfeld, Dee Cadwell, Jan Michaelis and Eva Armburst
O'Neill Wetsuit's Psychofreak is the only wetsuit with no seam behind the knee pad
POC'S Paul Morel and Damian Phillips
Protest went for the social coffee stop rather than show their line
Salomon's David Pitschi and Northface's Jeremy de Maillard
Sinner's Mohawk goggle and Stonehand helmet
Sinner's Nauders with fast change lens system
Sinner's Paul Stoop, Carlos Martin, Kevin Whitehouse, Caroline Bosspoor and Sherill Dospa
SP's Tim Dyson
Gore-Tex new Shakedry system that puts the membrane on the outside for super lightweight & small packing size & extra breathability
..weighs less than an apple!
Columbia also features a new membrane that shows on the outside and makes their Salcantay Down Jacket eco friendly
For their Women's Streetstyle range Columbia combine techincal features with fashion input and super lightweight yet waterproof sneakers
ISPO CSR Hub & Sustainability Kiosk
Inspired by Brands For Good, the CSR Hub feauture as a full program of speakers tackle various issues concerning ethical & ecological manufacturing
The new Primaloft Insulation Thermo Plume is made from loose fibres and the first real substitute for regular down.
Primaloft debuts a 2nd new technology - Gold Insulation Active - that is a lot more breathable and made with recycled materials
Icebreaker's new Women's Hyperia Lite Jacket with varying Merino insulation on sleeves and body
Icebreaker first layers from the Zone range also feature different materials and thickness for different parts of the body - more warmth in front, more breathability in the back & under the arms
Ortovox completely revamped their Freerider Backpack Series with integrated back protector that now features an SPS Flex with 8 soft pads instead of one hard spine
New refined Avalance Safety Range with visual guides on the probes that help identify depth of burial at a glance and unfolds probes with one single move
POC Head of Global PR Damian Philipps showing us their new SPIN system that protects against oblique impact forces through the helmet pads
The new POC Orb with Clarity lenses that were developed exclusively with Zeiss for extreme contrast that is offered in a Comp version for super high intensity and a regular one for all day use
Ruroc's set up of helmets and goggles
Ruroc team Ed Goolden, Matt Rees & Ben Conie
Flo Rhiemeier with the new Smith Quantum helmet featuring Koroyd for extra leight weight, MIPS rotational protection, 360° boa as well as Fidlock for super easy open & closing even with gloves on
New Smith Chroma Pop line and two-coloured frame styles
Shred Brand Manager Alvaro Vogel with the new Simplify Natural goggle that is a cooperation with Protect Our Winters, Connora and the Capita Supercorp that uses scraps from the Capita snowboard factory
Slytech works very close with their team of athletes and developed the new Flexi protector to fulfill their wishes for a more flexible, less bulky protector
Of course the ladies will love the new Slytech Flexi Lite as well!
Komperdell won an ISPO Gold Award for their new reversible backprotector Pro Vest that showcases all the layers of protection involved
Their Fatso pole also won an ISPO Gold Award and is not just varibale in size, with its long padded grip it's also great to use for diffcult traverses in splitboading
Garmin's new Fenix 5S smartwatch is a little smaller than their first model and a great fit for Women
Garmin's new Virb Ultra 30 camera films if you tell her, has a simple one-touch control and features various sensors to measure (and snow!) speed, height and even heart rate
Dr Zipe 10 Years Anniversary brings back the old school styles
The Dr Zipe No Violence movement is growing steady with new models & partners.
Bliz new Flow and Air goggle models
After a very performance-heavy range Bliz now brings more lifestyle heavy sunglasses as well
Evoc Deputy Marketing Manager Jessica Negele with the brandnew Line backpack with improved 'hip wings' for a body-hugging effect that makes it super comfortable to wear
Evoc Freerider backpack with integrated back protector
The new unbreakable gloryfy GP4 Mexifin by Heikki Sorsa comes with an extra lense
gloryfy Gi15 St. Pauli with a new rose tint mirror
New TSG women's inmold helmet Cosma in the most yummy colours
Next to three new cylindrical goggle models in the TSG line - fast-change AMP and Prospect (including a bad-weather lense) and the kids' Prospect Mini