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

Leaders, Newsfeed
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 One Swedish Orthopedic Doctor Enlisted Science To Save Skiers’ Limbs

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

Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
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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Egor Sorin, World’s Youngest National Team Coach

Egor Sorin, World’s Youngest National Team Coach

Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
...Every sport has obvious stars – those always on TV, adored by crowds of fans. And then there are people who's names won't tell much to general public but who commandeer recognition and respect within the circle of that sport insiders: athletes, coaches, journalists... There are not many faces as recognizable in international cross country skiing as that of Egor Sorin. A former elite skier himself, in the recent years Sorin made a smooth transition to being an assistant to Markus Cramer, Team Russia coach. Sorin is always on the ski tracks leading athletes in yet another grueling session – personally. But even when the training session is finished, Sorin's work day is far from over as he often seen patiently answering international media's questions – Sorin's English is by…
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One Way Brand Lives! Check Out Who Bought It

One Way Brand Lives! Check Out Who Bought It

Gear News, Newsfeed
One Way, an ambitious Finnish brand, that quickly carved its niche in xcskiing market in the last decade but collapsed under the weight of its debts, is being reborn! And the savior of black-and-yellow brand comes...in the form of even more established & famed black-an-yellow brand. You guessed it right, the new owner of One Way brand is none else but Fischer Sports GmbH from Ried im Innkreis, Austria - and easily the most iconic name in business! [caption id="attachment_7735" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] corporate colors align well, that's clear [/caption] Fischer has acquired the One Way trademark and patent rights from insolvency administrators. The acquisition includes the unrestricted use of trademarks, patents, patent applications and domain names of One Way and OW from the insolvency estate of One Way Sports Oy.…
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Meet & Greet Jacob Fantuzzo, Marwe Contest Winner

Meet & Greet Jacob Fantuzzo, Marwe Contest Winner

Newsfeed, Travel & Mass Sport
Today we are happy to present the entry that won inaugural Marwe/DailySkier contest on the best story about rollerskiing. Our winner is 16, he is from Upstate New York where winters are long, snow is plentiful – and Nordic skiing is popular. Ditto for rollerskiing, especially among young athletes Meet and greet Jacob Fantuzzo and the story of his path to the best summer sport ever – that of rollerskiing, of course! [caption id="attachment_7715" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Jacob in Pittsford Nordic racing suit [/caption] " ...When Coach told us that the beginning of the Nordic season would be mainly roller skiing, we realized we were in a quandary. Many of my teammates, including myself, did not in fact own roller skis so we had to borrow them. This was a skate…
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