Nude Photoshoots Boost Popularity Of Skiing. Whether You Like It – Or Not

Nude Photoshoots Boost Popularity Of Skiing. Whether You Like It – Or Not

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Jessy Diggins didn't just win the Olympic gold – this month she also has blown the internet away with her photos for the ESPN Body Issue. You, of course have seen them already – but here's the link all the same https://www.instagram.com/p/Bkct_PTHVzc/?taken-by=jessiediggins Two things need to be said A. For as long as the Earth revolves around the Sun and people cover themselves in cloths, rags, skins or space suits, nudity will keep on causing a massive amount of interest. B. Naked athletes look exceptionally beautiful. Cross country skiers are more so than the most of ( all?) the rest. https://www.instagram.com/p/BkkVpUfHf-U/?taken-by=dina_litovsky While the Olympic champion and, arguably, the best Nordic skier ever born in the United States, has achieved a quantum leap in promoting skiing in her homeland by appearing…
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Stay Fashionable On Course – Like Norwegians

Stay Fashionable On Course – Like Norwegians

Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
DailySkier.com contributor Oda Bekkestad shares her views on how Norway leads the world on marketing in cross country skiing. ….The other day my editor emailed me explaining how fascinated he was with how fashionable the Norwegian skiers are. Catlike helmets and Oakley shades are all the rage when it comes to accessorizing your outfit out on the course. Whatever Northug wears, we want to wear, right? How have these trends come about and why are sportswear important to us? https://www.instagram.com/p/BjcaZYAlYdt/?taken-by=jantelov1 In Norway you rarely see skiers without Oakley shades on race weekends. The brand has become extremely popular after Petter Northug started wearing the bright shades a few years back. A pair of Oakley shades retails for about $200 dollars, depending on lens and design, so the trend isn’t particularly…
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Laurien van der Graaff:  With One Race In China I Won More Prize Money Than I Did  Whole Winter That Included Winning Two World Cup Races

Laurien van der Graaff: With One Race In China I Won More Prize Money Than I Did Whole Winter That Included Winning Two World Cup Races

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Laurien van der Graaff made her name stand out last season. A Holland- born, Switzerland-raised skier was considered to be one of the "potentionals" for a while now. But only in 2017/18 the Swiss ski sprinter had delivered what was expected of her: strong performance throughout the season capping in two brilliant victories at the World Cup stages. Now van der Graaff, 30 is preparing for Seefeld-2019 ( where an individual ski sprint will be in her favorite freestyle - unlike the Olympics 2018) - and takes time to talk to the DailySkier about her experiences - and advises as to how to give one's performance a boost in mid-career. [caption id="attachment_7816" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Laurien has been flying over the tracks last season [/caption] The last season had seen a…
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How Ergonomic Skipole Handle Became Electronic Effect-Technique Measurer

How Ergonomic Skipole Handle Became Electronic Effect-Technique Measurer

Gear News, Newsfeed
...Long ago a brilliant young xc-skier trained hard to prepare for the winter Olympics at Trondheim Norway. Unfortunately, he broke his knee and had to go into rehab. But as he was as stubborn as he was brilliant, he did not give up his skiing career. He used his arms poling, as he could not use his legs. While in rehab he taught the young doctor a thing or two about skiing. Then he went on to win the Vasaloppet in 1999. The young doc tried hard to ski and after many years and falls he became quite proficient in roller skiing. Then he came up with the idea of dampers in the handles and as “Staffan” - his teacher in skiing – liked the idea, the “StaffanSTAVEN” skipole damper…
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How One Swedish Orthopedic Doctor Enlisted Science To Save Skiers’ Limbs

How One Swedish Orthopedic Doctor Enlisted Science To Save Skiers’ Limbs

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Many a skier have heard by now of StaffanStaven, shock absorbing poles from Northern Sweden By placing carefully calibrated springs into carbon fiber tubes that are attached to original poles, StaffanSTAVEN helps to offset unfortunate effects - the price we all pay for our love of skiing on hard surface and, especially, rollerskiing. Yes, it's about taking away the pain in elbows, shoulders and wrists - and yes, the StaffanStaven tech works! A picture is worth a thousand words - while a video is, presumably, worth, ten thousand - so to get a basic concept, please watch this video featuring Dr.Gunnar Winroth. Winroth, an experienced Orthopedic surgeon, who dealt with trauma most of his career ( and still does - he keeps his medical practice running!) had developed a concept…
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