Fischer Officially Reveals Speedmax 3D Tech –  Yes , It’s About Waxable Sidewalls

Fischer Officially Reveals Speedmax 3D Tech – Yes , It’s About Waxable Sidewalls

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...The Russians have a good saying: Everything new is actually well-forgotten old. Three days ahead of the official presentation at ISPO-2019, Fischer Nordic confirms rumors swirling around for quite some time: we are back to waxable sidewalls. To quote the official press-release: "...Sometimes history is decided by a hundredth of a second. With this in mind, the Fischer product team developed the Speedmax 3D with Gliding Sidewall. Designed to reduce friction resistance that robs competitors of time and speed, the material can actually be waxed to support unheard levels of glide..." For those who unremembers no longer: waxing sidewalls was a popular thing in early to mid-1990s but then it gradually faded away. 25 years later it's back on a new technological level - or so the world leader in…
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Legendary German Coach Jochen Behle Speaks His Mind

Legendary German Coach Jochen Behle Speaks His Mind

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Quick memory refresher: Jochen Behle, 58 For ten years, from 2002 till 2012, Behle was a senior coach of the German national cross-country skiing team. And his decade at the helm was, without a question, the best German skiing ever saw.  Rene Sommerfeldt, Axel Teichmann, Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle, Claudia Nystad, Tobias Angerer to name but a few went and  won just about about everything: Olympic and world championship medals, WСup stages and overall World Cup titles. German successes largely ended when Behle quit his job [caption id="attachment_10065" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Behle watching World Cup race in Dresden[/caption] ...Talking to Jochen Behle is a sheer pleasure. He's friendly, fluent English speaker and, most importantly, he does not mince his words. Without caring much who's feathers he might ruffle with his next phrase. The…
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It Finally Happened. Petter Northug Presents His Glasses Collection

It Finally Happened. Petter Northug Presents His Glasses Collection

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No one really expected the most exciting personality in cross country skiing of the last decade ( and many would say ever!) to quietly exit the scene, right? So, now Petter is back with his very own brand - you guessed it - Northug® First products were proudly ( if somewhat low-key) presented at the Norwegian industrial expo Norspomessen on Monday. Yes, you can take a peek at how a production version of the Northug glasses looks. We say - bold. Petter wouldn't be himself if were he not to enlist help of some of the best people in business. Jon Inge Gullikstad, boss of Brandassist, the company that helped to make both Vegard Ulvang ( wool clothing) and Therese Johaug ( just about any clothing) millionaires through attaching their…
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Meet Stars Of Tomorrow. Junior World Ski Championships Kicks Off in Lahti

Meet Stars Of Tomorrow. Junior World Ski Championships Kicks Off in Lahti

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FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships kicks off in Lahti on Sunday We hereby present you some of the stars who are to shine there – and in the world skiing in general. Note that we don't use the word “ future”. Love it or hate it, but cross country skiing is much younger now than it used to be – the men's sprint finals at the World Cup in Estonia, for instance, featured two athletes who qualify to run in Lahti, but won't as they are already recognized world's best at their 22. Not that we need to name – but just in case: Klaebo and Bolshunov. All on our list bar one already went to compete in World Cup races and some, like Erik Valnes, have made very…
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Beard,  The Best A Man Can Get

Beard, The Best A Man Can Get

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Since everybody & his dog are discussing Gillette's (successful ) attempt at stirring the pot , we have decided to jump on that bandwagon too. We have no idea whether a beard these days is supposed to be a nod towards "toxic masculinity" or any such. We merely present you beard fashions on the top of international skiing. Whether they are in dire need of Gillette or otherwise - you decide. "Full-time beard" Brigade [caption id="attachment_10000" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Martin Sundby[/caption][caption id="attachment_9996" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Baptiste Gros[/caption][caption id="attachment_9995" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Simon Caprini, Rossignol Nordic manager [/caption] [caption id="attachment_9998" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Sergey Ustiugov [/caption] "Three-day stubble Squad" [caption id="attachment_10006" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Sindrе Skar ( L) and Artyom Maltsev[/caption][caption id="attachment_10005" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Federico Pellegrino [/caption][caption id="attachment_9999" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Hans Christer Holund[/caption][caption id="attachment_10001" align="aligncenter" width="1920"]…
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