Ustiugov-Klaebo Aggro In Context Of Raising Profile Of Skiing

Ustiugov-Klaebo Aggro In Context Of Raising Profile Of Skiing

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In about 30 seconds flat last Thursday Sergei Alexandrovich Ustiugov and Johannes Høsflot Klæbo did more to promote world's awareness about the great sport of cross country skiing than FIS and Seefeld-2019 organizers could have possible done with any promo budget. [caption id="attachment_10363" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] " Hey, dude - becoming world champion in cross country skiing doesn't make one the world star. This kinda stuff does!"[/caption] Every Norwegian media outlet, every Russian one had a story of the Sprint semi-finals altercation. Don't need to tell you who was to blame for the incident in Norway – and who in Russia. [caption id="attachment_10358" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Klaebo is media star and influencer all right - but mostly in his native Norway, although his appeal spreads [/caption] [caption id="attachment_10365" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Ustiugov with his rough…
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Seefeld-2019. Behind Scenes

Seefeld-2019. Behind Scenes

Newsfeed, Travel & Mass Sport, Trivia
..what you don't typically get to see in your television broadcast... [caption id="attachment_10347" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Mountain sun, warm weather - and thawing ski tracks. Seefeld 2019 is going to be fun for spectators...[/caption][caption id="attachment_10337" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] ... and royal pain in the butt for ski waxers & techs[/caption][caption id="attachment_10344" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] monster wax truck where 8 or more waxers can work side-by-side is not only the single most expensive item aound - it's the most needed one too [/caption][caption id="attachment_10341" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Some skiers brought their life partners along - others left them at home and brought just a smile [/caption][caption id="attachment_10338" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] rules for " moving pictures" a.k.a video filming have been tightened drastically - so non-rights holding media i.e. those who did not pay a ton of…
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Seefeld-2019. Curtain-Raiser. In Pictures

Seefeld-2019. Curtain-Raiser. In Pictures

Newsfeed, Travel & Mass Sport, Trivia
We have made an effort to convince you using stats & figures, that Seefeld-2019 has a promise of becoming the best world championship ever. Here's a glimpse of how the Tirolian resort looks on the eve of the tournament kick-off [caption id="attachment_10281" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Nour Keirouz, Lebanon xcski champ, will compete in sprint at Seefeld[/caption] Focal point - the newly built Seefeld Ski Stadium https://www.instagram.com/p/BuE1oCFhi5D/ ...where swarms of waxers and technicians are busy selecting the winning wax formulas [caption id="attachment_10282" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] "dude, did you bring enough planks along?" [/caption] https://www.instagram.com/p/BuE3Tkfhl27/ ...Total "my wax truck is bigger than your wax truck!". Or, at least, my flag is higher https://www.instagram.com/p/BuEkQGPhhVK/ ...These guys look like they also care about chemicals - but of entirely different type. Just a guess - police forces…
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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

Gear News, Newsfeed, Trivia
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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