What Skis Did They Really Use In Seefeld

What Skis Did They Really Use In Seefeld

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By now everybody sure knows that the skis they run & won ( or not) on are not the same they are standing at the podium with. Hence the name: "podium skis". [caption id="attachment_10474" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Podium skis - nice & clean & shiny[/caption] The latter ones are always the latest models - the former ones could literally be anything. We haven't seen anybody winning on 10 year old skis but sure saw some Top-30 athletes using those in their races to varied effect. Anyways, we thought it would be fun to take a look at what did they REALLY use in Seefeld - in this case primarily in sprint [caption id="attachment_10463" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Fischer once again won the manufacturers's competition - thanks to such mavericks as Johannes Klaebo, pictured…
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ISPO-2019. New Gear Highlights. Part 2

ISPO-2019. New Gear Highlights. Part 2

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ISPO is considered in the winter sports industry to be a prime spot to exhibit new gear. With a glaring exception of Amer Sports ( Salomon and Atomic), all major manufacturers are there - and tend to time the official unveiling of their newest & best wares to the show in Munich. We covered some of them in the first report from ISPO Let's look at what else is there. Madshus brought their latest Redline 2.0 skis - as seen being by Madshus athletes in skiing and biathlon from the beginning of the season, but, technically, going on sale only now. Per Wiik, Madshus Global marketing director, says that the key advantage of newest Redlines is a much broader spectrum of snow/weather conditions than with the previous edition NB Skate…
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Fischer Answers Questions About Speedmax 3D With Gliding Walls

Fischer Answers Questions About Speedmax 3D With Gliding Walls

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First rule of Marketing 101, Edition 2019 : if you want people to notice – you gotta make it controversial to get a conversation going. Conversely, Fischer Nordic is one company in cross country skiing business that does not seem to subscribe to that philosophy. As an undisputed segment market leader they feel , perhaps, that there is enough buzz around their brand as is. Yet it's Fischer's just-revealed Speedmax 3D technology that generates a lion share of discussions among skiing enthusiasts, fans and athletes themselves in the recent weeks. What do waxing sidewalls of racing skis give? Little wonder that Dailyskier.com first pit-stop at ISPO this year was the Fischer stand – and a conversation on a subject with Tanja Winterhalder. [caption id="attachment_10176" align="aligncenter" width="1711"] Tanja Winterhalder: "Yes, I…
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Madshus And GoreWear Announce Cooperation. Why Is It Important For You, Me & Everyone Else

Madshus And GoreWear Announce Cooperation. Why Is It Important For You, Me & Everyone Else

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[caption id="attachment_10147" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] XCSkiing. It makes one happy [/caption]...It's the fact of life that there is far less money in cross country skiing than in, say, trail running or mountain biking. Sheer strength is in numbers of active participants/fans. The numbers that translate into money for cutting-edge technological research. And money needed for that modern-day marketing without which nothing quite works. Cross country skiing as a sport has two distinct paths: adopt to the modern world – or slowly fade away and die out. The most logical path out of the dark hole is a synergy. As in “ joining forces in research, marketing, promotion etc." Here's what we believe is the first true step in that direction – and a big one too. Welcome to the unveiling-of-cooperation event…
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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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