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SKI FEDERATION SPINS WEB CONTROL ON ITSY, BITSY SPYDER SUITS
Published October 10, 1997
Spyder's "cool" downhill suits, worn by ski racers including Hilary Lindh and Picabo Street, have been "declared illegal" by the Int'l Ski Federation (FIS), according to Wina Sturgeon of the SALT LAKE TRIBUNE. The "problem" is Spyder's high-tech fabric, called "Speedwyre," which is designed to provide superior aerodynamics. The FIS says the suits are "unfair, since the technology isn't available to everyone." Any racer using a Spyder suit at an FIS event, including World Cup and Olympic competition, will be disqualified. Sturgeon adds that critics of the ruling "claim that competing manufacturers who don't have the technology forced the FIS decision," and that racers who use the Spyder suits "are peeved" (SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, 10/9).