Banning Flouro Wax: Realistic Or Wishful Thinking?

Banning Flouro Wax: Realistic Or Wishful Thinking?

Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
...We all know that in skiing two things matter: how your body behaves - and how do your skis. Body behavior & any enhancement of thereof are ever tightly controlled by anti-doping rules these days. But when it comes to skis - there's no limit as to what you could do to make them run faster as long as you stay within FIS- officiated length and shape restrictions. As one xcski insider puts it "if we learn tomorrow that gilding of skis with 24 carat gold helps the glide - we shall start doing that" Which means evolving from "just flouro" ( now known as LF) to high flouro to - for those who could afford them - expensive super-fluorinated waxes, powders and emulsions . And that's where the problem…
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Skiers, July Shirtless Edition

Skiers, July Shirtless Edition

Leaders, Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
Yeah, because it's very hot to wear anything covering a torso. But also because the elite skiers these days have bodies so well conditioned that Myron of Eleutherae would beg them to pose for one of his sculptures were he to live today. Remember, the ancient Greeks honored the athletic body as a symbol of extreme discipline, tenacity and overall civilizational superiority. Living twenty five centuries after talking about superiority of any kind would be uncouth, of course... So, how about calling them a "source of inspiration / object of emulation" for the rest of us? These are the skiers' bodies honed and shaped by hundreds of hours of extreme physical hard work [caption id="attachment_12019" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Ivan Kirillov[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12017" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Evgeny Belov[/caption] [caption id="attachment_12014" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Andrey…
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Training in Melbourne, Australia

Training in Melbourne, Australia

Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
Skiing in Melbourne & Greater Melbourne! My name is Katerina Paul (@paulkaterina), I am an Australian National Team skier and have been for a few years now. Here’s a quick insight into dry-land training in Melbourne, when we aren’t training up at our ski resorts! https://www.instagram.com/p/BnNpGY1A9Jz/ Australia, is not usually known for any sort of winter sports, however that doesn’t mean we don’t have fantastic ski resorts and amazing places to train. I come from the city of Melbourne, and I grew up in small town about 1 1/2 hours outside of Melbourne too. I am a lucky Australian I get to switch my time between the country and the city! This can become confusing to others around the world but we have double winter seasons, and two summer ish…
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Ramsau When There Is Unseasonably Hot

Ramsau When There Is Unseasonably Hot

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[caption id="attachment_9102" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Skiers should have been training up there in the mountains, on Dachstein glacier – but abnormally warm weather keeps most down in the valley[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9095" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] some run with poles - like Teresa Stadlober and Irina Kovalenko...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9098" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] ...or ""power trio" of the Russian team: Denis Spitsov, Alexey Chervotkin and Alexander Bolshunov[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9097" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Others have have opted for rollerskis - like Viktor Brännmark who wanted to show the others that in Pitea Elite they train bare-chested. Others did not mind at all 🙂 [/caption] [caption id="attachment_9094" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] on the roads skiers are competing with local cows for the right of passage ( losing, mostly - cows were there earlier) [/caption] [caption id="attachment_9100" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] ...biathlon brothers &…
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Ramsau Glacier, Middle Of October

Ramsau Glacier, Middle Of October

Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
[caption id="attachment_9065" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Not much snow yet - but the view is overwhelming [/caption] [caption id="attachment_9070" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Team US [/caption] [caption id="attachment_9067" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Piteå Elit and their world-famous training/race gear [/caption] [caption id="attachment_9071" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Justyna Kowalczyk and her diagonal stride [/caption] [caption id="attachment_9075" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] View from the top[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9068" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Mika Kodama from Team Japan is happy with her training[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9074" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Future of XCskiiing [/caption]
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