Dainese presents Luminaries

Stories of ambition and achievement
from the world of adventure sports

Danny Hart and Laurie Greenland

We speak to the British downhill stars about the aura of the rainbow jersey, and why the World Championships is always the biggest race of the year

“We’re always crashing but that’s why we have good protection. I’ve been wearing Dainese gear since I was a little kid”

– Danny Hart

Danny Hart and Laurie Greenland

We head to Crankworx to talk to the French athlete about how he became involved in slopestyle mountain biking, the most dangerous discipline in the sport

“I’m always scared because slopestyle courses get bigger every year. But that’s why it’s fun…”

– Simon Pagès

Marcello Bencini

We speak to the team working with MIT to reinvent the space suit and take Dainese not only to space, but potentially the whole way to the red planet…

“Our task was to create a suit which could replicate the effects of gravity on the astronaut while they were in space”

– Marcello Bencini

Sofia Goggia

We meet the Italian downhill skier looking for Winter Olympic success on the South Korean course where she won her first World Cup gold

“Like every athlete, you go to the Olympics because you want one thing – a medal.”

– Sofia Goggia

Brady Leman

We meet the Canadian ski cross star looking to put past Olympic woes behind him and claim his first Olympic medal in Pyeongchang

“I know what the Olympic atmosphere is going to feel like, so there’s no surprises anymore.”

– Brady Leman

The D-Air Ski System

We go behind the airbag ski system protecting downhill gold-medallists and the world’s fastest skiers at over 80mph

“It’s a safety revolution for the athletes. It can give them more confidence to reach their limits and go 100 percent”

– Marco Pastore

Next month’s feature

Matthias Mayer

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