A Ban On Elite Skiers’ Naked Photos: What Can We Lose?

A Ban On Elite Skiers’ Naked Photos: What Can We Lose?

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The FIS council in Portoros has made some decisions, but not just official ones about the calendar, double-poling and quotas. Brit Baldishol, from the Norwegian Ski Association, submitted a report, proposing a very strange idea: forbidding elite skiers from taking naked photos. So Northug, Iversen, and others are to stop posting their naked photos on Instagram. It’s very interesting – will Petter Northug follow NSF’s prohibition? In the summer and first autumn months he isn’t a part of the National team, so he can continue to have fun. https://www.instagram.com/p/BMLgjbtBYzi/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BKL7hclBwyf/ https://www.instagram.com/p/sSig_pIz4k/ His principled Swedish rival, Marcus Hellner, takes nude photos very rarely - but when he does, the photos are always very cool. For example, before Falun-2015, Hellner got a tattoo like Zlatan Ibrahimovic and showed it off on social…
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Blink Fest This Year Draws More Stars Than Ever Before.

Blink Fest This Year Draws More Stars Than Ever Before.

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Blink Ski Festival this year is shaping up to become more star-studded than ever before. A four day rollerskiing/ summer biathlon event in Western Norway is cementing its unique position in the skiing world. Blink the only real competition where the best & greatest of the World Cup cross country skiing circuit get to see face to face the Visma Ski Classics' strongest marathoners as well as the world's best biathletes. The preliminary list of participants in Blink 2017 reads like who-is-who in the world of “narrow skis”: Marit Bjørgen, Martin Fourcade, Iivo Niskanen, Maiken Caspersen Falla, Heidi Weng, Charlotte Kalla, Krista Pärmäkoski, Martin Johnsrud Sundby, Johannes Thingnes and Tarjei Bø are all attending. And did we mention the King of Skis ( and the last year's winner of Blink's 60km…
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Most Expensive/Exotic Training  Classic Rollerskis

Most Expensive/Exotic Training Classic Rollerskis

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The classic training rollerskis segment is dominated by solid, time-tested models such as Marwe Rollerski 800 XC Classic, Swenor Fiberglass, and Elpex Evolution. We, however, take a look at what expensive exotics can be found in this most conservative of rollerski sectors. 1. Ski Skett Elite Classic Flex (formerly known as Flex CL) The Italians are world leaders in carbon fiber monocoque manufacturing (Ferrari, Colnago anybody?). Whatever they learned in supercar and superbike production is, obviously, drifting into rollerski making. The first of the two Italian entries on our list is a brightly colored pair from Sandrigo. They feature a carbon monocoque frame - with forks, however, made of stainless steel. Wow-factor: they are bright. Ski Skett is one of the oldest names on the market – they were making…
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