A heritage for faster skiing

30.12.15

 

For almost 100 years, Rottefella bindings have made skiers go faster.

In 1927, the Norwegian mechanical engineer, inventor and industrialist Bror With created the first split toe binding in 1927. He used his bindings in a ski race, were the then Crown Prince Olav was present. He took one look at the different looking bindings and asked Bror what on earth he had on his skis. The inventor quickly replied: “Oh, they’re just a couple of rat traps I picked up at the hardware store”. The binding proved itself a success and the name “Rottefella” was a reality

Numerous innovations and technological advances later, Rottefella is the leading producer of binding systems. At the world championships in Falun, Sweden in 2015, athletes on Rottefella bindings won 31 of 36 relevant medals.