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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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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