Beard,  The Best A Man Can Get

Beard, The Best A Man Can Get

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Since everybody & his dog are discussing Gillette's (successful ) attempt at stirring the pot , we have decided to jump on that bandwagon too. We have no idea whether a beard these days is supposed to be a nod towards "toxic masculinity" or any such. We merely present you beard fashions on the top of international skiing. Whether they are in dire need of Gillette or otherwise - you decide. "Full-time beard" Brigade [caption id="attachment_10000" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Martin Sundby[/caption][caption id="attachment_9996" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Baptiste Gros[/caption][caption id="attachment_9995" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Simon Caprini, Rossignol Nordic manager [/caption] [caption id="attachment_9998" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Sergey Ustiugov [/caption] "Three-day stubble Squad" [caption id="attachment_10006" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Sindrе Skar ( L) and Artyom Maltsev[/caption][caption id="attachment_10005" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Federico Pellegrino [/caption][caption id="attachment_9999" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Hans Christer Holund[/caption][caption id="attachment_10001" align="aligncenter" width="1920"]…
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What You Want To Be Seen In, At &  With In 2019

What You Want To Be Seen In, At & With In 2019

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Don't take the headline too literally. It's just our way to compile & present latest gear based on the "neweness" factor. But if you friends and strangers alike will effort to stop you on a trail to ask where got that totally cool item - don't blame us! Oh - and you won't see prices and helpful links to re-sellers' websites. Some of these items are "pro-athletes only"" so far, others are already on sale but you'd have to search & inquire. [caption id="attachment_9945" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] The most visually novel item in the whole of cross-country skiing gear world this season thus far: Madshus Redline 2.0 shown here in their Skate iteration. Those are already on sale in limited quantities - check with your local dealer [/caption] [caption id="attachment_9946" align="aligncenter"…
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Best Portraits Of  2018. Part 3

Best Portraits Of 2018. Part 3

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Yes, after Part 2 comes part 3. It was a very interesting year, the one of 2018! [caption id="attachment_9850" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Erik Valnes is all smiles after winning Sprint race in Olos, but Alexander Bolshunov who came second - not so much [/caption] [caption id="attachment_9848" align="aligncenter" width="1771"] Jonannes Klaebo after the race[/caption][caption id="attachment_9858" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Kari Slind and Ragnhild Haga are nicely smiling into the camera while Kat Harsem is giving the Olympic champion next to her bunny ears , OMG :))) [/caption][caption id="attachment_9857" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Right to left": Sivert Knotten, Alexander Bolshunov, Sivert Wiig, Federico Pellegrino, Eirik Brandsdal at the starting grid of Sprint Semi at Blink Festival [/caption][caption id="attachment_9855" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Sergei Ustiugov & Alpine sun[/caption][caption id="attachment_9856" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Martin Sundby fights his jacket, wins[/caption][caption id="attachment_9841" align="aligncenter" width="1920"]…
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Best Portraits Of  2018. Part 2

Best Portraits Of 2018. Part 2

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..While putting together a previous story on the subject it quickly became clear that there are too many good pictures worth publishing from the outgoing year. Almost all were taken before, after or outside training & competing ( there are a few exceptions). We do see it as our role as online media to show skiers as humans, as personalities, rather than medal-winning machines. Enjoy - and tell us what you think. [caption id="attachment_9828" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Chris Jespersen efforting to relax with a protein bar in hand at the Leader's Chair in Davos[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9827" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Peter Schlickenrieder[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9826" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Jimmy Clugnet eyes Sergei Ustiugov at Blink in Sandnes[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9825" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Alexei Poltoranin[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9822" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Cendrine Browne and Mathilde Petitjean[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9821" align="aligncenter"…
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…Face Is Mirror Of Mind…

…Face Is Mirror Of Mind…

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"The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart" - thus allegedly spoke Saint Jerome ( who, unlike many other Christian saints, wasn't butchered by some savages but lived long and, by all accounts, rather happy life) Armed with that time-tested wisdom, we offer you today a collection of photos taken throughout the year of 2018 at different venues with one thing in common: faces of athletes Concentration, anticipation, hope, elation, disappointment, happiness - or simple "leave me all alone" - it's all there. We made no distinction between famed Olympic champions and ( yet) relatively unknown skiers - facial expression was something that mattered. Certain photos need explaining of circumstances under which they were taken - other are self-explaining. Sometimes…
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