Gloves Are For Losers: Brits On Cutting Edge Of Science

Gloves Are For Losers: Brits On Cutting Edge Of Science

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Have you noticed?! We did. And ought to share with you as we strive to keep you informed and , well, entertained. [caption id="attachment_17201" align="alignnone" width="889"] "Gloves are for loosers" says Team GB leader ( there are three of them - and all are leaders, keeping it simple) James Clugnet[/caption] The top-secret British research has recently established that running on skis without gloves adds some 5 to 7% to dexterity while reducing airflow around skier's trunk by a vast, yet to be measured margin. [caption id="attachment_17199" align="alignnone" width="894"] Note how gloveless motion flow contributes to Andrew Musgrave's interval speed - while enhancing his facial expressions for the camera ( fringe benefit the scientists are currently puzzled by)[/caption] There are also indications that gloveless skiing actively contributes to metabolic processes and…
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Art Of Thermobelt Or Creativity Takes Courage

Art Of Thermobelt Or Creativity Takes Courage

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What's a thermobelt in the life of a skier? A utilitarian convenience? Yet another place for advertising messages ? That's where things stood for decades. But with the advent of weather resistant highlighters & stickers , it is slowly turning into a canvas to show off one's creativity. [caption id="attachment_16009" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Team Sweden juniors are in avantguard of the new trend, judging by this impromptu exhibition worn by their coach Ida Ingemarsdotter[/caption] [caption id="attachment_16006" align="alignnone" width="1379"] Linn Svahn goes for laconic yet classy golden L [/caption] [caption id="attachment_16016" align="alignnone" width="1360"] Emma Ribom uses the whole allotted space to create her art[/caption] [caption id="attachment_16011" align="alignnone" width="1920"] " Thermobelt Art" is quickly catching on outside Team Sweden: here's Hristina Matsokina with her message to the world [/caption] [caption id="attachment_16014" align="alignnone" width="1757"]…
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Sponsors Seriously Pimped Skiers’ Rides Recently

Sponsors Seriously Pimped Skiers’ Rides Recently

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We register a trend that we like: top xcski stars drive fancier and fancier cars. Why are we happy? Easy: because in all cases here we are talking sponsors-provided vehicles and it is as clear as day that the said sponsors appreciate influencer-potential of best skiers more and more. Otherwise, why would they hand over the cars the sticker prices of which are seriously north of 50k and in some case close to 100k euros, the threshold of elusive "luxury vehicle" category? Let's look closer: Heidi Weng and Volvo XC60 T8 Hybrid R-Design. One of the top models in the Swedish car maker's line-up, sporting 0-100 km/h acceleration of some 5.3 second. https://www.instagram.com/p/CDrVZo5joyS/?igshid=1jkzer5psecis =========================================== Ebbа Andersson and VW Tiguan R-Line. The whole Swedish team has VW as a sponsor so…
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Fossesholm Is True Star-In-Making. Why Is She Allowed To Put Her Life At Risk?

Fossesholm Is True Star-In-Making. Why Is She Allowed To Put Her Life At Risk?

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Helene Fossesholm is a huge talent - something she just proven coming 3d in the Blink's Lysebotn uphill. But why is she allowed to bungee jump?! https://www.instagram.com/p/CDZWKMjp-Z6/?igshid=1vavkc7pjzd9z You would argue that nobody could prevent a legally grown-up, 19 year old woman from doing what she wants to do. Yeah, sure. Nobody could stop, say, Rob Gronkowski either. Except it in his contract with the club it clearly says " No taking part or engaging in any activity other than football which may involve a significant risk of personal injury.” With a similar or even more explicit language present in most ( probably all - but we can't be certain) contracts in serious professional sports. Sure, Gronk makes a cool $9 mil./ year - the territory best skiers haven't quite made…
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Bolshunov Popped The Question! Where Are Other Stars in THAT Race?

Bolshunov Popped The Question! Where Are Other Stars in THAT Race?

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He popped the question! Alexander Bolshunov has beaten his chief rival yet again - and that distance shall be the longest ever. And the most pleasant too, hopefully! If might want to go back to our interview of 2018 where they talk about their feelings for each other. https://www.dailyskier.com/2018/10/25/bolshunov-and-zherebyateva-on-love-support-and-johannes-klaebo/ And what about Johannes? https://www.instagram.com/p/B6ixwBBpg6I/?igshid=vwu17y4n375d Johannes Høsflot Klæbo and Pernille Dosvik made their relationship public in April 2018. Since then, they moved together into a newly built house ( Klaebo wins that race - Bolshunov & Zherebyateva are still working on kitting-out their family nest) and became "parents" to a cat called Stjerne or "Star". A fitting name and another one-up on the Russian rivals, who still pose on photos with their parents' dogs. https://www.instagram.com/p/B-4kE-MAz_-/?igshid=ybcoaxx0eken Wade Poplawski, Jessie Diggins’ Boyfriend is…
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