Core Of The Matter

Core Of The Matter

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Know-your-skis Wednesday on Dailyskier.com This photo could have been taken at virtually any ski-making factory but happens to be from Atomic in Altenmarkt im Pongau, Austria. Meet Nomex ® honeycomb aramid core that is to be found inside virtually every pair of true racing skis ( except for Madshus- they use a different material ) Nomex is a veteran - DuPont started selling it at the end of 1960s, although back then it was used in fancy applications such an aerospace industry. It found its way into racing ski construction in 1980s and continues to dominate, as already mentioned: nothing provides comparable strength to weight ratio. True Nomex ® is expensive and is only used in top models - cheaper skis get similarly constructed knock-offs. It will continue to underpin…
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One Morning On Dachstein

One Morning On Dachstein

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" Initiated" don't need to be told what Dachstein in October is about. For those who came here by chance, we just say that the Austrian glacier absorbs hundreds of skiers the world over, coming virtually from every xcskiing country there is in search of early groomed snowtracks On Monday , Ocr.07 the word " groomed" was not really applicable- although several PistenBullies were working non-stop: heavy snowfall and wind. So we shall show you how Dachstein looks in mini-blizzard
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Man To Watch: Irineu Esteve Altimiras

Man To Watch: Irineu Esteve Altimiras

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Irineu Esteve Altimiras won the Sportful Grand Prix race on weekend. And not just won: the list of competitors he managed to beat on 9.5k uphill distance reads like " who is who in men's skiing elite 2019" ( sans Norwegians, admittedly - they rarely run continental races in general) A 23 year old Andorran has decisively beaten such names as Alex Bolshunov, Francesco Di Fabiani, Denis Spitsov, Alexey Chervotkin to name but a few. It's just a rollerski training exercise, no big deal, many would say. True, perhaps. When Ireneu came third at 15k F at U23 in Soldier Hollow , right behind - guess who? Bolshunov, Chervotkin and Spitsov - many also called it a fluke and not a big deal. " We don't have enough space in…
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Russians Reveal New Racing Suits – We Love Them And So Will You

Russians Reveal New Racing Suits – We Love Them And So Will You

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That time of the year again: the teams start to reveal their new racing suits for the upcoming season. Looks like the Russians beat everyone else this year - and their new suit is a bomb! ...Last year the Russian apparel giant Bosco di Ciliegi (yeah, with very Italian name - welcome to the new globalized world) stepped in at the very last moment as Adidas decided to stop sponsoring all Nordic sports. The first attempt wasn't a failure - in fact many, ourself included, liked that Soviet Constructivism design of the Russian suits 2018/19. But just-revealed successor, the 2019/20 racing piece (or two - depending on your preference) is a quite a step forward nonetheless. Pictures speak for themselves, but we shall add a few words: - The new…
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BMW Cars Fit My Character – Daring And Always Want To Be First

BMW Cars Fit My Character – Daring And Always Want To Be First

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Anna Nechaevskaya does not get a chance to drive very often - but when she does it's usually a Bimmer. https://www.instagram.com/p/BpWjz_sA1Hf/ A 28 year old Russian got her white X4 SUV from team sponsors for her bronze medal at the Olympics 2018. Some of her teammates sold theirs but Anna kept her thoroughbred Bavarian to drive " rare week when I am home" https://www.instagram.com/p/B16wevIoneG/ Team Russia skiers spend more time away from home than most of their competitors, usually doing training camps or competing in Europe. There is a little time and incentive to get behind the wheel in some remote Alpine village when exercising 2-3 times a day. At times Anna appears on Insta posts by blue X5M that is owned be her husband & fellow skier Nikita Surkov.…
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