Bjørgen has good performance yet loses to Northug

Bjørgen has good performance yet loses to Northug

Newsfeed, Trivia
Marit Bjørgen adds a good performance to her credit - still no match for Petter Northug. As expected. We are talking Landskampen performance, of course. Sorry you're been living under a particulaly solid rock if you haven't heard of the most important ski-related TV program on the planet, the one that pitches Norwegian stars against those from Sweden in decidedly non-Olympic competitions filmed by multiple action cameras. It costs a bomb to produce and it always runs in prime time. The first episode of the latest series premiered on TV2 Norway last Friday for the audience share of 30.4 percent ( meaning every third Norwegian who still didn't cut the cord was watching it live). A total of 276,000 or roughly 8% of a total adult population of the country…
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Spotted: New Rossignol Boots

Spotted: New Rossignol Boots

Gear News, Newsfeed
Håvard Solås Taugbøl was recently spotted wearing what looked like prototype classic ski boots. A bronze medallist of Oberstdorf'21 clearly aims to improve his performance further next season. It's not very often one gets to hear an assessment of something that hasn't been released yet but Håvard has shared his impressions: "Those are both classic and skiatlon boots. They are made on the same principle as the old ones - with a cuff you can take on and off. These new ones have a higher outside layer though that goes up to the lower legs. How do they work for me? Very good 🙌🏼". In the coming weeks and months we shall see a lot of new gear - all aimed at giving an athlete an edge, whatever small, at…
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X Games come to rollerskiing

X Games come to rollerskiing

Newsfeed
You could slice it whichever way you like , but it appears that Francesco Becchis with his (reckless? accidental? ) move did more for popularization of rollerskiing on social media than all the other dry skis athletes combined. https://www.instagram.com/p/CS1PEPAIy9W/?utm_medium=copy_link
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Innovations in xcskiing worth considering? Learn from Blink!

Innovations in xcskiing worth considering? Learn from Blink!

Leaders, Newsfeed
In 2021 Blink Skifestival cemented its reputation for being innovator and trendsetter. Since 2019, the last "traditional", pre-pandemic Blink, the organizers reworked the program quite a bit and here are the novelties we found to be worth reviewing and actively recommending: - Individual prologue + distance race with time handicap. We reviewed it here, Just to reiterate: that's the best format we've seen so far when it comes to pitching sprinters vs distance runners & keeping the suspense going throughout the сompetition ( at least in women's race). [caption id="attachment_18472" align="alignnone" width="1176"] Distance runner vs sprinter. Who's better in two different races on the same day?[/caption] - Mixed-gender long distance relay, another unique format. Since we could afford to be subjective, we'll spell it out: great idea - for Norway.…
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No, zip-tie is not new must-have accessory for bindings

No, zip-tie is not new must-have accessory for bindings

Gear News, Newsfeed
Blink Fesfivalen is not just a yet another event on the season's roster - it's a bit of a podium walk where one gets to see the very newest in equipment (like prototype ski boots of which later) and trends. So when many a skier and a biathlete started to appear on the photos from Blink with zip-tie over their bindings, people went talking - we at Dailyskier.com received dozens of questions and requests for clarification. Here you have it: Says Henrik Kvissel, Rottefella manager: "It's just a precaution. Simen Krueger's binding got undone at the start of Lysebotn Uphill race after a little collision with a fellow racer. There is no way to establish with a certainty whether it was a once-in-a-million chance, a fault of a particular binding…
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