First of, we have to admit that we love when skiers present products bearing their names. Virtually any products. One can’t hide in the winter forest ignoring the current trends – and those are that great athletes cooperate with equipment manufactures or , indeed, launch their own brands. From Olivier Bernhard/On Running to Michael Jordan/Air Jordan by Nike ( just to name but a few big names) – that’s how the world rolls these days.
So, when a skier gives her/his name to a product – it’s already a win for great sport of skiing ( cue Daehlie, Ulvang and Johaug).
But if he actually participated in designing one, utilizing all that experience of long hours spent training and competing – that’s true gold. As in “Klaebo Gold Edition”
Full disclosure before you run to the nearest friendly store, selling IDT rollerskis: buying them won’t turn you into the Olympic & world champion, sadly. But when it comes to pleasure of owing something truly classy, something that’s been very well put together – you’d be the king. At least that’s what Johannes says.
Here are the quotes from our recent conversation with Johannes as he was showing the set he’s actually using this year.