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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Overboots Fashion In XCSkiing : Who’s Got What

Overboots Fashion In XCSkiing : Who’s Got What

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We feel it is our sacred duty to keep you abreast with latest fashion trends in cross country skiing. Let us leave you in no doubt whatsoever: overboots are all the rage on Alpine resorts frequented by the world's top skiers this time of the year. Most photos were taken at/around the recent FIS World Cup event in Davos where it was circa minus 12 Celsius. Looking through pictures it became obvious that while men seems to shunning them overboots, ladies embraces them readily. A case in point: Another thing you will notice looking at the pictures: Alpina, Fischer and Rossignol boot owners opt for overboots while Salomon, Atomic and Madshus athletes don't use them in these conditions ( and, therefore, are not shown). Coincidence or are the latter one…
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What You Want To Be Seen In, At &  With In 2019

What You Want To Be Seen In, At & With In 2019

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Don't take the headline too literally. It's just our way to compile & present latest gear based on the "neweness" factor. But if you friends and strangers alike will effort to stop you on a trail to ask where got that totally cool item - don't blame us! Oh - and you won't see prices and helpful links to re-sellers' websites. Some of these items are "pro-athletes only"" so far, others are already on sale but you'd have to search & inquire. [caption id="attachment_9945" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] The most visually novel item in the whole of cross-country skiing gear world this season thus far: Madshus Redline 2.0 shown here in their Skate iteration. Those are already on sale in limited quantities - check with your local dealer [/caption] [caption id="attachment_9946" align="aligncenter"…
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Hans Hubinger , Legendary Designer Of Fischer Skis, Recommends

Hans Hubinger , Legendary Designer Of Fischer Skis, Recommends

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Hans Hubinger is a legend. The only reason he's not a household name compared to, say, Marit Bjorgen or Dario Cologna, is the fact that in skiing names of equipment designers are not very well published & advertized. Something to learn from Formula 1 here, really. Anyway, we are here to fill that gap. Here's Hans' ( very abridged) resume: - Bridge-building engineer by training, has joined Fischer Sports in 1986. Yes, folks – that's 32 years ago! - Had participated in pretty much every Fischer skis' development & design including such masterpieces ahead of its time as Fischer Revolution of 1990s - Originator and chief designer of Speedmax and its Cold Base Bonding technology. BTW, Bjorgen and Cologna mentioned above won most their golds on Speedmaxes. [caption id="attachment_9222" align="aligncenter"…
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New Equipment Seen At World Cup In Davos

New Equipment Seen At World Cup In Davos

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You might be excused in your thinking that FIS World Cup stage is about race results and points earned. The way we see it, it is as much about newest equipment and/or new ski related fashion promoted by the world's best athletes. And the most attractive ones too. Especially when the new items are put on display against that gorgeous ( and uber-fancy) backdrop of Swiss Davos. Without further ado - here's what we spotted on the trails of Davos Nordic: Skis [caption id="attachment_9669" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Quite possibly the biggest novelty on the WC stage: Sandra Schützová premiers Kästle skis. Read more [/caption][caption id="attachment_9684" align="aligncenter" width="1061"] Miki Kodama and Chika Kobayshi with newest Ogasaka W Carbon. The Japanese brand hitherto available only in Asia is slowly coming to Europe via…
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