Top Rollerskier Launches His Line Of Dietary Supplements

Top Rollerskier Launches His Line Of Dietary Supplements

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At least two thirds of elite athletes use dietary supplements, according to one oft-quoted study. And if athelets use these products, sometimes referred to as “ergogenic aids”, themselves it would be outright weird if they didn't partake in the promotion. Not on the market worth a whopping USD 120+ billion globally. Cristiano Ronaldo promotes Herbalife and Tom Brady the whole wellness / nutrition system called in case you forgot, TB12™. And only in the xcskiing hitherto nobody was pushing her or his line of products. Well, the skiing doesn't lag behind on that trend no longer: https://www.instagram.com/p/B-9k8B-otQb/?igshid=1566ma6atmexw Dmitry Voronin might not be a household name for every ski fan on the planet , but it's a very respected name in rollerski sprint circles and those of nascent superspint. The Russian…
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IDT  Goes SKF

IDT Goes SKF

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IDT Solutions, rollerski supplier to the national teams of Norway, Sweden & Russia, have announced that the company is changing its approach to essential component sourcing: instead of several manufacturers of ball bearings , from now on there will be just one: Svenska Kullagerfabriken. Better known as SKF, the biggest and , likely, the most iconic name in that "bearing business" worldwide. Iconic brand products don't tend to come cheap. But IDT boss Svein Iversbakken thinks it's worth it: "We used to purchase ball bearings from four to five different suppliers. The quality has generally been very good, but we have discovered quality differences within the parties from the same suppliers. This has been a moment of uncertainty both for us as a manufacturer and for all skiers who use…
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Squires,  Team Russia Know-How

Squires, Team Russia Know-How

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Well, it isn't really. Coaches who maintain their form were training alongside active athletes for yonks. A squire - or " coach who trains along" - fulfills many roles including conducting training sessions  , leading by example ( how about 5 hour mountain trekking or equally long biking? ) and to some, namely team leaders, being quasi-personal coach. It could be argued that recent successes of both Team Slovenia and Team GB are linked to that active coaching system. But it's the Russians who polished the system and in some ways took a step further in the last couple of years. Here's how it works: [caption id="attachment_12791" align="alignnone" width="1920"] ...it's all started with Markus Cramer arrival to Team Russia. First order of things was to get him an interpreter. By…
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More On Fluoro Ban

More On Fluoro Ban

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Pierre Mignerey, the race director of cross-country skiing at the International Ski Federation since 2012, in interview with Ski Chrono/ Le Dauphine "The next year an environmental standard goes into effect that will ban production, distribution and importation of fluorine wax in the European Union.... The problem is that we have no way to control the teams for the moment. " Quite a thing to say, coming from one of the top bosses of international cross country skiing - and quite an issue overall. So, we decided to publish more relevant excerpts from our recent conversation with one of the key people pushing non-fluoro revolution in xcskiing. Say hello again to Joel Svedlund, project manager with Peak Innovation and one of the organizers of The POPFREE Ski Goes Global project…
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Banning Flouro Wax: Realistic Or Wishful Thinking?

Banning Flouro Wax: Realistic Or Wishful Thinking?

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...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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