“…The evolution of double poling has been challenging the core of the Cross-Country Skiing sport…”

“…The evolution of double poling has been challenging the core of the Cross-Country Skiing sport…”

Leaders, Newsfeed
It has been a year since the International Ski Congress in Cancun has decided to embark on a prohibition campaign in cross-country skiing. It felt so distinctly 1984-85 - here's why. First came the FIS Congress' decision to introduce technique zones in classical races where double-poling was to be forbidden. It was swiftly followed by another FIS ruling: in classical technique competitions, the maximum pole length must not exceed 83% of the competitor’s body height. The explanation went as follows: The primary goal of the rule is not to ban double poling but to add an additional tool to protect classical technique and all its aspects (diagonal, double poling, kick double poling, herringbone) so that competitions in classical technique are fair for everybody. The language of the official FIS website…
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Ski Art Erotica

Ski Art Erotica

Newsfeed, Trivia
For decades Pierre-Laurent Brenot worked at the heart of the French fashion industry, cooperating with brands such as Saint-Laurent, Nina Ricci, Rochas, Dior, Hermès , until in late 1940s he found a different calling. In the next 15 years Brenot became one the world's most recognizable affichiste – poster artist – of all times. Brenot's works were colorful, daring – and unapogetically sexy, earning him the title of "le "père de la pin-up française »/ the father of the "French pin-up". Some of the ads look suprisingly modern – at least the models do. Look at this promotion of the French motor oil & lubricants firm Bardahl, done more than half a century ago! But we are the skiing site and, therefore, shall concentrate on the Frenchman's two known art-pieces related to  le ski de fond:…
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