Boots, Boots, Boots – behind the scenes with our Fischer ski boot service men
Boot makers, technicians, developers, inventors, craftsmen, tinkerers, mechanics, spare parts specialists, support guys or "just" boot service men in the Alpine Ski World Cup after all? All these expressions can be used to describe the job of Reinhold Gappmaier and Hannes Reiter. Perfectly fitting boots are crucial for athletes and the optimum setup can often mean victory or defeat when exciting races are won or lost by mere hundredths of a second. But what do our boot service men do exactly and why are there only two of them for so many athletes?