Daily Skier At Oberstdorf  2021: Norway & Fancy Tech

Daily Skier At Oberstdorf 2021: Norway & Fancy Tech

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What Pål Golberg is wearing is a Catapult vest. For the last few years it became an absolute must-have for elite football squads as well as other team sports. As the manufacturer says "..the smart compression crop top features a small tracking pod that packs in GPS, accelerometer and magnetometer. It will record data on distance covered, sprint acceleration, sprints completed and sprint distance. It'll even generate heat maps..." The vest itself is not terribly expensive, under 300 euros - what does cost quite a buck is a development of the sport-specific software. What use does the football-related one has? No, you'd want to have one tailored to the needs of cross-country skiing and, more specifically, Pål Golberg's needs. In Gary Lineker's immortal quote "Football is a simple game. Twenty-two…
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What Gear Finnish Teenage Sensation Niilo Moilanen Is Using

What Gear Finnish Teenage Sensation Niilo Moilanen Is Using

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On the opening day of the FIS Junior World Championships Niilo Moilanen,19, didn't win - he pretty much destroyed the competition by winning each of his runs with a huge gap. While the Finnish coaches now must be agonizing over bringing or not a teenage sensation onto already strong sprint team for Oberstdorf, we take a quick look at what stood apart - Niilo's gear. Stood apart because with this level of talent top gear makers must be craving Niilo's attention - yet he is using relatively modest brands to such a great effect. Does it mean anything? Not itself - just quite remarkable. We are hear to entertain you, after all [caption id="attachment_17827" align="alignnone" width="1601"] Peltonen Supra [/caption][caption id="attachment_17828" align="alignnone" width="1920"] 4KAAD Black Code X Generation Blue [/caption] [caption…
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Egor Sorin: Russian Skiers Are Well Provided For – Better Than Most Other Teams. It Would Matter In Crisis Times

Egor Sorin: Russian Skiers Are Well Provided For – Better Than Most Other Teams. It Would Matter In Crisis Times

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Egor Sorin runs one of the training groups in large Team Russia. In practice the training groups operate much like independent teams. Sorin, former international-level skier, cut his " coaching teeth" working with Markus Cramer - and now in a way competes against his former mentor. At least his skiers do.We followed Sorin & his young skiers ( most of the group is U23 ) on their training in Ramsau We don’t see a huge problem in the lack of summer snow training this year. We concentrated instead on mid-altitude training that we see essential. [caption id="attachment_17194" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Setting the waypoints for hill running session. Sorin often runs/skies along [/caption]) True, we spend around 250 days/year in the camps and competing or traveling from one to the next. It’s…
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Ban On Fluoro Wax Postponed?

Ban On Fluoro Wax Postponed?

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Unpack your HFs: FIS has caved in to pressure and has decided to delay the introduction of blanket" fluoroban" in international competitions, YLE reports quoting Martin Norrgård, Team Finland chief waxing specialist. The ban will be postponed for a year and the decision made public on the FIS Council meeting on October 9th. The Dailyskier.com sources confirm that information with a correction that " one year extension is not final - the technology to test for possible cheating is simply not there yet and who knows how long it would take to develop that to workable level!".
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Bjorgen, Sundby & Andresen Band Together To Launch New Project

Bjorgen, Sundby & Andresen Band Together To Launch New Project

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"Workouts that Make You See Results Fastest"- that's the credo of the new project by the three Norwegian stars who need no introduction. Because SkiX is going to be headed by Marit Bjørgen, Martin Johnsrud Sundby and Ragnar Bragvin Andresen. "Ski-X is a platform and in the near future also the app where we collected all the knowledge that we gathered in our years as athletes and coaches. You might want to see it as an Encyclopedia of cross country skiing: it will contain all the data regarding endurance and speed training (both on snow and "dry land") , strength building exercises, skiing technique and even nutrition. It's aimed at the very wide cross-section of the skiing community, from youth to very ambitious pros - everyone will able to find…
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