Peek Inside Cologna Ski Center

Peek Inside Cologna Ski Center

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The town of Davos has two claims to fame: the annual World Economic Forum and the fact that Dario Cologna for the last circa ten years lives there. The latter is actually more obvious throughout the year - even if not as well-covered by media. [caption id="attachment_12678" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Swiss national performance center for cross-country skiing is located right in the middle of the Alpine resort town[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12682" align="alignnone" width="1920"] The fact that last year it was named after Dario is significant in itself - not exactly a Swiss tradition to name facilities after active athletes[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12681" align="alignnone" width="1920"] but the fact that they - wait for it - allocated a separate, personalized parking space for the quadruple Olympic champion speaks volumes of his status in town [/caption][caption…
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Meet New OW Boss, Not Same As Old Boss

Meet New OW Boss, Not Same As Old Boss

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Some 14 months after purchasing One Way back in May 2018, Fischer Sports have appointed a new manager for the brand. Severin Lehner is a long-time Fischer Sports employee but his background appears to be fully in Alpine rather than cross country skiing. Whether it indicates any change of strategy or will OW continue to be producing stuff primarily for "skinny skiing" shall be seen. What's clear, however, is that Fischer Sports, the world's biggest xcski equipment producer and one of the biggest overall in winter sports, has decided to keep One Way separate rather than amalgamating it into its own brand. Many a star who used to run with SLG 10 poles have continued to do so after the ownership change last year - although there were some who…
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Equipment Update As Seen At Blink Ski Fest

Equipment Update As Seen At Blink Ski Fest

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Blink Skifest is not just the world's biggest summer event in skiing & biathlon - it's also sort of a catwalk of the newest equipment issued to world's best athletes by their material sponsors. [caption id="attachment_12431" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Showstopper of this year's Blink Skifest - Alpina ESK 2.0 Summer Racing [/caption] [caption id="attachment_12436" align="alignnone" width="1230"] As evident from photos, they closely resemble august ESK 2.0 Winter - lest insulation [/caption] [caption id="attachment_12430" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Although Russian-based Spine was showing a prototype of full-carbon rollerski boots on similar Rottefella platform on ISPO this year, these Alpinas are officially world's first production rollerski boots with carbon soles. Finally!.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12432" align="alignnone" width="1920"] These new Salomon S/LABs don't quite look production-ready, more like a prototype....[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12435" align="alignnone" width="1920"] ...but since they were…
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Northug’s Top Moments ( Arbitrary Chosen By Us)

Northug’s Top Moments ( Arbitrary Chosen By Us)

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August is upon us and Petter Northug Jr. is finally, really, firmly launching his brand. Yes, we know, we know - technically, it's Jon Inge Gullikstad and his Brand Assist that are launching sales of Northug-labeled goods. But we seriously hope that whatever comes out carrying his name ( glasses and gloves to start with), it will reflect one of a kind persona Petter is: mega-talented, mercurial, charmingly non-PC & overall great face of the sport of cross country skiing to the outside world. We put together a list his special moments for you to remember - or to come up with your own one. Enjoy 1. 2011 "Humiliation" Relay finish, World Championship in Oslo. Who would forget that finish - and ensued media !@#$-stprm, of which the most memorable…
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Ultimate Rollerski Helmet?

Ultimate Rollerski Helmet?

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The cerebellum, as we all remember from the school course of anatomy, is a part of the brain that contributes to coordination, precision, and sense of accurate timing. New Briko Cerebellum One helmet also contributes - a lot. It comes with its own microprocessor that onworks data from an incorporated radar, 2 (two!) front and one rear Full HD video cameras, a GPS sensor and a gyroscope. It also features temperature and sweat sensors the job of which is to warn you of dangerous dehydration. It will also call & message emergency services in case of crash or collision. Did we forget anything? Oh, and the price of this techno-marvel is expected to be just shy of 500 euros. Yes, we know, we know - the good people from Briko…
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