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Rugged new Fisher US Ski and Snowboarding Team pens hit the slopes and retail shelves in time for 2002 Winter Olympics.Dec. 20, 2001–For winter sports aficionados, Fisher Space Pen, the manufacturer of all-terrain, ultra-reliable pens, announces a compact new US Ski and Snowboarding Team Pen. The pens fit comfortably in any pocket, yet are guaranteed to write reliably in any weather from -30 to +300 degrees F. Sporting laser-engraved US Ski and Snowboarding Team logos, the pens write at any angle, even upside down or underwater – for all-weather reliability.
According to legend, US Ski team members lent early versions of the pens to journalists at the Winter Games in Lillehammer, Norway, when typical pens wouldn’t write in the frosty, high altitude weather.
Since 1967, Fisher Space Pens have been used on all manned space flights(American, Russian, and others) after winning NASA approval for the originalApollo missions. This simple, yet important tool allows the astronauts to write in the gravity-less vacuum of space.
As versions of the classic Fisher Bullet Space Pen – originally designed byPaul Fisher in 1948 and now displayed in the Museum of Modern Art – the palm-sized US Ski and Snowboarding Team Pens become normal-sized writing instruments when the caps are placed on the barrels. Unlike ordinary ballpoint pens, which rely on gravity to feed ink, the US Ski and Snowboard Team Pens feature pressurized ink cartridges. At 30 pounds per square inch, ink is continuously fed to a tungsten carbide ball, allowing the user to write at elevated angles with constant smooth ink flow. The pens, like other Fisher Space Pens, write on and surface and boast estimated shelf lives of more than 100 years.
The new US Ski and Snowboarding Team Pens, along with National Ski Patrol and Professional Ski Instructors of America Pens are sold directly through the Fisher Space Pen website, as well as at retail outlets nationwide. As an official sponsor of the USSST since 1993, Fisher donates 10 percent of the pens’ proceeds to the Ski and Snowboard Team. All Fisher Space pens are unconditionally guaranteed.
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