ISPO-2019. New Equipment Highlights. Part 1

ISPO-2019. New Equipment Highlights. Part 1

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ISPO, a world-leading international trade fair for sporting goods and sports fashion, kicked off in Munich on Sunday. Most xcski-related manufacturers have brought their wares to Munich to show them to specialists, retailers, media - and prospective customers. Some - like Fischer Nordic - time their premiers to ISPO, others simply highlight the latest gear & supplements. A few - like Amer Sports' Salomon and Atomic - are skipping ISPO altogether. Over the next few days we shall highlight the most exciting items on display here at Dailyskier.com [caption id="attachment_10121" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Most discussed innovation in xcskiing this year by far: Speedmax 3D with gliding sidewall[/caption] [caption id="attachment_10122" align="aligncenter" width="1760"] liquid for Speedmax 3D gliding sidewall: ultra-high flouro, made by Vauhti and with retail sticker of some $65 in the…
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Toblach-Cortina Race Cancelled

Toblach-Cortina Race Cancelled

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Heavy snowfall in the Dolomites wrecked the organizers' plans. The threat of avalanches is too big, the specialists said - and have shown the red flag to the race. Too bad, the 42th Toblach-Cortina 2019 was shaping up to be one of the most exciting long distance races of the season. Not only the world champion Sergey Ustiugov was supposed to make another appearance at the Alpine race, this year he was to be accompanied by Evgeny Belov, another strong Russian distance racer. [caption id="attachment_10104" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Ustiugov and his then-coach Egor Sorin at Toblach-Cortina' 18. Ustiugov finished 3d [/caption] [caption id="attachment_10105" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] ...in 2018 Ustiugov signed for the race the last moment, arrived with only two pre-waxed pairs of skis and did not know how the finish in…
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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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