Compact pens with laser-engraved US Ski and Snowboarding Team logos: The only pens guaranteed to write from -30 to +300 degrees F, at any angle, even upside down or under water. All-weather, all-terrain reliability that US team members depend on. For winter sports aficionados, Fisher Space Pen, the manufacturer of all-terrain, ultra-reliable pens, announces compact new US Ski and Snowboarding Team Pens – which 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 that US team members have depended on for almost a decade. 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. Fisher, an official sponsor of the US Ski Team since 1993, donates 10 percent of the pens’ proceeds to the US Ski and Snowboarding Team. Since 1967, Fisher Space Pens have been used on all manned space flights (American, Russian, and others) after winning NASA approval for the original Apollo missions. This simple, yet important tool allowed the astronauts to
write at any angle, even upside down, in the gravityless vacuum of space. As versions of the classic Fisher Bullet Space Pen – originally designed by Paul Fisher in 1948 and now displayed in the Museum of Modern Art as a classic example of industrial design – 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 wet, moist, or glossy surfaces, even underwater, and boast estimated shelf lives of more than 100 years. A stainless steel, precision-machined socket prevents leaks and oozing yet
delivers instant uniform ink flow. Patented thixotropic ink hermetically sealed in the pressurized reservoir allows the pens’ ink cartridges to write three times longer than standard pens, with exceptional color strength requiring less ink to write dark readable lines. Fisher Bullet Pens have been used in Mount Everest expeditions since the 1970s for their cold-weather, high-altitude reliability. The Fisher BulletPen is also the official pen of the National Ski Patrol, as well as theProfessional Ski Instructors of America, each which has their ownlaser-engraved versions of the pens.