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Innovations make companies into market leaders and help you get ahead of your competitors fast. Scott know that and have been using this competitive edge in alpine ski sports for decades. The first aluminium ski poles on the market came from this US company and what then was something almost exotic can now be seen on as standard on every piste. Thanks to their well-thought-out innovations, the name Scott has appealed to both professionals and amateur athletes since it was founded. Both in the cycling and ski sectors, the name Scott represents a pioneer.

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From Idaho to Switzerland - a changing brand

In 1958 the American Ed Scott founded his company in Sun Valley in Idaho. Prior to that he worked as an automobile engineer in Detroit and was a keen skier. No wonder he revolutionised the world of skiing. At a time when skis and ski poles were still made of wood, bamboo and steel, this American company brought the first lightweight aluminium ski poles onto the market. With this discovery the self-made man began the triumphal procession of the brand Scott.

Innovations and discoveries one after the other

Whilst many companies are happy with just one success story, Scott set out to broaden their horizons. Ed Scott's creative brain was not happy with the ski sector alone. In 1970 the brand manufacturer designed the first motocross goggles and later added boots, grips and other motocross accessories to the range. In 1978 the company headquarters was moved from the USA to Switzerland and in 1986 the brand founded the biggest ski pole production plant in the world in Italy. This made the company a market leader worldwide in the following years.

Scott for all kinds of sports: skiing, cycling, running or motor sports

Since 1989, cycling has also benefited from Ed Scott's sport-focused mind. Greg Lemond won the Tour de France the same year with aerodynamic handlebars that the brand made for his bicycle. In 1995 they made the first carbon mountain bike. Its name, Endorphin, went down in history thanks to several World Cup wins and Olympic medals.
In 1997 the company Scott went back to their roots - to skiing. Technical winter sports clothes came onto the market, followed by skis just a year later. Blow by blow the brand scored with new innovations, not only for alpine sports, but for motor sports and cycling too. The range grew bigger and bigger and today includes functional clothing and equipment for winter sports. Not only skis, ski poles and helmets, but also goggles, ski bags and much more. Likewise, Scott cycling clothes and running shoes are bound to grab your attention.

Outdoor clothing and accessories by Scott - for extreme sports enthusiasts too

In recent years Scott have brought many innovations for cyclists onto the market. Thanks to their ITD ProTec Technology, the fabric in their outdoor clothing is longer-lasting, more robust and more resistant to abrasion. The company combines carbon fibres with ceramic prints which stand their ground and protect cyclists from grazes when they fall on the tarmac.
Scott often turn to rocker skis. Downhill or freeride - with the rocker ski you will always find a way through the deep snow. But you'll also find the right skis for the hard slopes at Scott, together with matching clothing and other necessary equipment. The name Scott not only stands for innovation, but also for an extensive range and high quality.

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