Meet HABs – their husbands and boyfriends

Meet HABs – their husbands and boyfriends

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We've have already did our best trying to introduce WAGs: wifes & girlfriends of the world top male skiers. But who are the BAHs - boyfriends and husbands of the elite female skiers? Let's start with a boyfriend of the world's best known - and by far the richest skier, male or female, one and only Therese Johaug. Meet Therese's choice Nils Jakob Hoff. This two-meter-tall man is often seen standing behind diminutive Johaug and is often seen rooting for her at the trail - while Therese was seen at the Olympics in Rio cheering for her man (Hoff is a world champion in rowing). In true sportsmen romance fashion, the two athletes met on a plane, when Hoff was flying to his competitions, and Johaug to a training camp.…
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Secret Swedish Weapon: Training in  Virtual Reality

Secret Swedish Weapon: Training in Virtual Reality

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Only a few potential Olympic medalists have tested the ski tracks in South Korea thus far - though the Olympics are coming up in Pyeongchang, the strongest cross-country skiers were busy competing in the World Cup, national championships, the FIS Junior, and the U23 Championship. However, smart folks in the Swedish Olympic Committee have figured out a solution to the dilemma of where to go: VR, virtual reality! Currently somewhat of a novelty, used almost exclusively for video games, virtual reality glasses are now being used to acquaint Nilsson, Halfvarsson, and other Swedish stars with the Olympic tracks. The Swedish Expressen quotes Lars Ljung, from the National Olympic Committee: "We want to create a clearer picture of what to expect. With VR, it becomes a little more feeling that you…
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Premium Rollerski From Bavaria That Really Stand Out In the Crowd

Premium Rollerski From Bavaria That Really Stand Out In the Crowd

Gear News, Money & Finance, Newsfeed
A popularity of rollerskiing must be exploding. At least, seriously increasing. That is a strong impression one gets from observing the amount of the new entrants to already pretty saturated field of rollerski producers. The latest trend seems to be easy to summarize in one word: "suspension" A Canadian Rundle advertises " a unique suspension that helps absorb the bumps, tracks straight, and make rollerski overall more comfortable" for its Flex model. A close-to-impossible to find in Europe US-made Pursuit Fork Flex ( that gets raving reviews in the North American skiing press ,. http://fasterskier.com/fsarticle/living-the-dream-2016-skate-rollerski-review/ is featuring spring-steel fork to provide flex " that simulates the flex of a ski better than concave flex typical of composite frames" Needless to say, those are flagship, top-of-the line models costing quite a bit of…
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