BLAKE LEWIS, LEGENDARY SKI TECHNICIAN We were excited to hear that Blake Lewis was a fan of our aluminum cases. According to TopShelfTuning, “Blake is respected in the alpine racing community from his days as a World Cup technician, where he provided many years of service to the National Ski Teams of Austria, Canada and USST.” The New York Times even referred to him as having “a reputation as the world’s greatest ski tuner.” Currently, he works as a technician for the Swiss SBX (Snowboard Cross) national team, and is a work-at-height specialist. He wrote to us, wanting to share his use of ZARGES aluminum cases in his work. He tells us that he’s been a fan of ours since for many years and that he uses ZARGES cases to transport waxing equipment for his clients. Click to watch Blake in action. Blake tells us, “Most of the images are from work as a Wax technician for the Swiss National team traveling the world, chasing snow, World Cups events and Winter Olympics. As I’ve mentioned I’ve had Zarges boxes since the early eighties (those boxes are still used today) and enjoy seeing other uses like the Swiss Post Office or as a emergency rescue kit in a wind turbine at 80m. My primary use for my Zarges box(es) are for wax / tool storage and transport. We travel 100k+ miles chasing winter and though my boxes take-a-licking, I don’t have to worry that they will arrive intact with all my special and specific work equipment ready to use.” I’ve been using Zarges boxes since the early ’80’s. Always stoked to see various applications outside of my normal purview. Below are some of the photos Blake sent us, showing some of the different cases he’s found uses for. Load in Wax room and SBX course at the US Nationals In between World Cup events Blake’s travel set(s) of boxes for the Swiss National Team uptower rescue kit in a wind turbine Swiss post office usage
Cleaning supplies and bridles need space. More and more riders are storing their horse supplies in robust cases made by ZARGES. The practical, sturdy and light aluminum cases not only provide a safe place for curry combs, brushes and halters, the equipment can also be carried and transported with ease thanks to the integrated handle. ZARGES cases, like our ZARGES K424 XC, are known for their extreme robustness, a characteristic highly appreciated by expeditions from the North Pole to the Himalayas. Their aluminium construction ensures both stability and durability despite their minimal weight. In fact, ZARGES cases are so sturdy, many riders use them for another purpose entirely: as a climbing aid when they are otherwise unable to reach their horse’s back. ZARGES cases are available from specialist dealers. Accessories enable users to custom tailor the interior to their individual requirements. RIDERS USE ZARGES CASES IN A VARIETY OF WAYS AS A SECURE SPACE FOR STORING EQUIPMENT AND A STURDY CLIMBING AID
Many companies rely on robust aluminium cases from ZARGES to safely transport materials, spare parts or tools. Custom foam inserts help protect the contents of these cases even more effectively.
ZARGES employees at our Weilheim headquarters in Germany were flabbergasted to discover in the spring that a pair of storks had begun to build a nest on the heating pipe of an assembly hall.
In the Summer 2016 issue of Overland Journal, Editor-in-Chief Chris Collard relates his experiences with the ZARGES aluminum shipping and storage cases.
The Huberbuam (brothers Thomas and Alexander Huber) are known for their extreme expeditions. No mountain seems unconquerable, no journey too long for them not to climb where no one has climbed before.
Found the blog while doing some research when finally giving some care and attention to my Zarges veteren. I bought this large case, with its 140 rivets second-hand in Frankfurt, Germany over 40 years ago.
A small check for large aircraft: Two privately owned Boeing aircraft in the Zurich-Kloten Station Airport service hangar.
German sports teams have to carry a lot of gear with them when they travel. The teams require a vast amount of gear not only to ensure that players have their jerseys, shorts and protectors