2020 – Year Of Carbon Fiber Rollerskis? More Great CF Models Than Ever But Not Everyone Is Convinced

2020 – Year Of Carbon Fiber Rollerskis? More Great CF Models Than Ever But Not Everyone Is Convinced

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Fischer just unveiled the pair the Austrian company calls " world's lightest classic rollerskis" https://youtu.be/w-MmYzf0X6g Which means they are at least a little bit lighter than the Swix model that hit the market last year, somewhat ahead of the pack. https://www.instagram.com/p/CAnr8yzHhtO/?igshid=1bkrho69l59t8 "The pack" because never before was the market so saturated with the true carbon fiber monocoque rollerskis offers: Established players roll out their first CF models https://www.instagram.com/p/CBYpPAEJkDV/?igshid=fe2e361269n4 New players are entering the market - obviously, sensing some business opportunities. https://www.instagram.com/p/CA7_Gn9J6YV/?igshid=1fwcr5ehpedwc The end of metal alloy rollerskis is nay? Not so fast,says Morten Iversbakken, the marketing manager of IDT Sports. Everyone remembers, of course, that the Norwegian company sponsors by far the most top teams/ individual skiers in the world of xcskiing (but not biathlon - that's still largely the…
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Defying Conventions: Skier Who Runs & Wins In Non-Carbon Sole Boots

Defying Conventions: Skier Who Runs & Wins In Non-Carbon Sole Boots

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Control, stability and efficient power transfer. That's what top boots give skier and that's why all gearmakers had to dig into complicated and expensive carbon-fiber technology in the last few years. We can't stop extolling virtues of top boots for skiers of all levels. Yet there are some top skiers who are not altogether or not always seduced by them carbon soles. Alayna Sonnesyn of Team USA is the World Cup-class skier who actively alternates between top model and 2d-line plastic sole/ carbon cuff one while racing. In her case, X-IUM Carbon Premium Skate and X-IUM WC Skate In 2019 she won the American Birkebeiner race - yes, wearing those X-IUM WC Skate https://www.instagram.com/p/BuSGeqzBeEC/?igshid=1v54bfgf70w8m We got in touch with Alayna with traditional What gives? Here's what she told us: The…
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Swenor Upping Ante

Swenor Upping Ante

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Pictures of the new flagship Swenor rollerskis have started to appear on webpages of the Norwegian company's dealers. And guess what?! They are carbon-fiber monocoque! Just to remind you,the French word means a construction where the outer skin carries all the stresses. Carbon monocoque rollerskis are not altogether new - some 10 years ago boutique shops - Italian Globulonero and Spanish Quionne - were the first on the market with them. The monocoque construction immediately found its fans but failed to capture a significant slice of the pro-market. We reckon, because of the lack of sufficient promo-budgets (although Globulonero was sponsoring the Italian national team for several seasons). Well, now the big guys have decided to join in that full-carbonskis party. Last year Swix presented their vision - called Triac,…
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Rollerski Market Appears To Be Growing Like Flowers After Rain

Rollerski Market Appears To Be Growing Like Flowers After Rain

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We talked to many a rollerski maker in the last week or so - and they all sounded busy. It appears that the rollerski industry is living through boom period like never before. Sounds strange in these trying times? Not when you get to think about it. [caption id="attachment_15956" align="alignnone" width="1920"] " The consumer here in the USA has money. Our government has pumped a ton of money into the economy, and people aren't spending it at restaurants and bars, so they have money left to spend. ", says Clayton Keim, founder & CEO of RollerskiShop.com, maker of Pursuit rollerskis[/caption] Keim says sales figures this year so far exceed his projections - especially in top segment where he offers Pursuit skis. So much so, that at the times where many…
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World’s Most Bad Ass Poles – And Most Expensive Too

World’s Most Bad Ass Poles – And Most Expensive Too

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We long confessed our love for things special, novel, different - and fancy. Especially fancy. How about $699.95 for a pair of ski poles then? What jumps to mind immediately are those Rottefella Titan bindings for 400 bucks, give or take. What an excellent idea for a discreet yet meaningful Christmas present to your beloved boss? Well, according to the man who makes them $700/ poles, they are not all bark but quite a bit of bite too. Because USSPC' Honey Badgers are different. Says Andy Liebner, the company's founder and CEO: " The price validates that this model pole is beyond monetary resistance and exceeds all price tags in the nordic ski poles in the world. The difference is felt when using them. The HB’s are wider throughout, designed…
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