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U.S. Olympic gold medal winning freestyle skier used poles from Baltimore's Zipline Ski

U.S. Olympic gold medal winning freestyle skier used poles from Baltimore's Zipline Ski

When U.S. freestyle skier David Wise dropped into the halfpipe in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and threw up a series of “double cork” flips in four directions, he was using graphite composite ski poles made by Baltimore-based Zipline Ski.

After wiping out on his first two runs, Wise, the defending gold medalist from Sochi in 2014, nailed his final run and won the gold.

“What was so amazing, the tricks that he did were never done before in competition in that order or the degree of difficulty of his jumps,” said Chuck Heidenreich, president of the four-year-old Zipline and a former U.S. Ski Team freestyle athlete. “When you go up, you spin to the left or spin to the right. He spun...

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