Norway is the premier cross-country skiing nation worldwide — so much so that the sport is also known as Nordic skiing — and Norwegian company Rottefella has appropriately developed an innovation in that winter pastime. The company has created a Nordic binding that can be adjusted electronically, allowing both competitive and leisurely skiers to more conveniently prepare themselves as the terrain changes.
As opposed to downhill skiing, cross-country requires both gliding down hills and skating up them. In order to gain grip for uphill climbs, skiers prefer to have their bindings farther forward, while bindings farther back are better for downhill sprints. In the past, these adjustments would have to be made with tools in the shop, but now skiers can tinker with Rottefella's new bindings without even having to take off their skis.