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Bishop Bindings Seeks Next Generation of Telemark Badassadors
Call for Athlete Ambassadors for the FW15 Season
Eagle, Colo. – (September 29, 2015) —Bishop Bindings, the original high performance telemark ski binding company, is seeking ambassadors to huck, grind and drop turns on the brand’s latest bindings for the free-heel tribe. Dubbed the #Badassadors, the brand will enlist both traditional and freestyle tele skiers to test and develop the next generation of downhill telemark bindings, while helping to advance the sport beyond its traditional base.
Recreational athletes are invited to apply and join Bishop’s ambassador program. In addition to athletic achievements, the ideal Bishop ambassador is helping to advance the sport of telemark through stewardship and individual social reach. Whether volunteering for adaptive sports, working as a ski patroller or being a first mover in the newschool telemark movement, ambassadors will be selected based on the criteria of reach, fit, authenticity and voice.
“Telemark skiers are a special breed,” says Dave Bombard, Bishop’s CEO and designer. “And the essence of telemark’s free spirit and soulful approach to the downhill is what sets it apart from other snow sports. Our goal with the Badassador program is to promote the free heel lifestyle, while progressing the sport forward while we’re at it.”
Ambassadors will help test and promote the Bishop 2.0 downhill telemark bindings at key events and through their own photographs, videos and experiences. Simply put, the Bishop 2.0 is built for “big mountain badassery”. Unlike any other telemark bindings, the 2.0 is engineered using bomber titanium, aluminum and stainless steel for ultimate stability and lateral control, making it the perfect choice for the downhill and those looking to push their boundaries with confidence. Ambassadors should be similarly badass when it comes to their influence, stoke and contribution to the free-heel way of life.
Interested parties can apply by submitting either a photo and short essay OR a short video that conveys the essence of telemark and what it means to the individual. Applications are due by Oct. 20, 2015. For more info or to apply, visit http://bishopbindings.com/pages/become-a-badassador.
About Bishop Bindings
Crafted in small numbers in Colorado, Bishop Bindings are designed for hard charging tele skiers seeking the most responsive, stable and durable downhill telemark bindings for big mountain badassery. Eschewing inferior plastic parts and floppy cables for all metal components and precision bearings, the 2.0 eliminates “floppy ski syndrome” when leaving the ground or hitting the hard pack. Whether beginner or expert, the 2.0 transitions easily from a neutral to a more active position with one simple adjustment, so skiers can customize the ride to suit their own style. With each free-heel turn, Bishop’s patented, sliding plate system transfers energy directly to the ski allowing greater control when charging hard downhill, in the park or sidecountry. Please visit bishopbindings.com for more info.