…In Some Ways Blink Skifest Reminds Us Of Pre-commercial Olympic Games

…In Some Ways Blink Skifest Reminds Us Of Pre-commercial Olympic Games

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Blink Skifest is , without a doubt, a premier xcski and biathlon event of the whole summer, packed with stars of top caliber. Think about it: only the Olympic Games bring together more of world's best athletes of both those " sister sports" - and even then they rarely rub shoulders in a literal sense. In a way Blink resembles original Olympic ideas, those of Pierre de Coubertin: having fun, forging ties, making new friendships among the athletes and , occasionally with fans who have unparalleled access to sportsmen and -women. All of that with minimum material reward for either victory or mere appearance. Which is amazing, really. This is a departure from a regular line that we preach on the Daily Skier: the skiing has to be become more…
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Small Step For Andrew Musgrave – Giant Leap For British Skiing

Small Step For Andrew Musgrave – Giant Leap For British Skiing

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..and not just British. Not a huge secret that with Alex Harvey retiring , medal prospects of the English-speaking xcski world looked very dim. At least in men's skiing. It seems, the torch of the world champ Harvey is now in the hands of the man widely expected to be his successor: British-born, Norway-based Andrew Musgrave. ....who himself in post-race interview made light of his 60k C victory at the Blink Skifest today. " The real challenging races are those in the winter". We appreciate "Muzzy" as he's widely known, modesty, but venture that the victories in the company of reigning world and Olympic champions and medalists can't be " not a big deal" . The cross country world now officially has a strong medal contender and, hopefully, big-time influencer…
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Ultimate Rollerski Helmet?

Ultimate Rollerski Helmet?

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The cerebellum, as we all remember from the school course of anatomy, is a part of the brain that contributes to coordination, precision, and sense of accurate timing. New Briko Cerebellum One helmet also contributes - a lot. It comes with its own microprocessor that onworks data from an incorporated radar, 2 (two!) front and one rear Full HD video cameras, a GPS sensor and a gyroscope. It also features temperature and sweat sensors the job of which is to warn you of dangerous dehydration. It will also call & message emergency services in case of crash or collision. Did we forget anything? Oh, and the price of this techno-marvel is expected to be just shy of 500 euros. Yes, we know, we know - the good people from Briko…
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Johannes Klaebo Shows Rollerskis He Uses In Training –  And He Co-Developped Them

Johannes Klaebo Shows Rollerskis He Uses In Training – And He Co-Developped Them

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First of, we have to admit that we love when skiers present products bearing their names. Virtually any products. One can't hide in the winter forest ignoring the current trends - and those are that great athletes cooperate with equipment manufactures or , indeed, launch their own brands. From Olivier Bernhard/On Running to Michael Jordan/Air Jordan by Nike ( just to name but a few big names) - that's how the world rolls these days. So, when a skier gives her/his name to a product - it's already a win for great sport of skiing ( cue Daehlie, Ulvang and Johaug). But if he actually participated in designing one, utilizing all that experience of long hours spent training and competing - that's true gold. As in "Klaebo Gold Edition" Full…
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Meet Man Behind Success Of Summer Skiing Fests In Norway

Meet Man Behind Success Of Summer Skiing Fests In Norway

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Man behind the scenes. Meet Morten Iversbakken, co-founder, manager & driving force behind the rapid rise of @idtsports. Star-studded rollerski races Norway is known for ( and the appeal is growing with each year) won't be possible without dedicated sponsorship(s) by the company both willing and able to provide world-class equipment to world-class stars of skiing. Hand delivered (literally as you can see on this photo) to each & every destination e.g. Hamar's Kirkebakken Grand Prix yesterday, Oslo Skifest today. Is he alone? By no means. There are other dedicated men, women and their outfits in rollerskiing, yet we think this case special: IDT is a large company and was doing well before it went into skiing. Morten is a well-off young man with a growing family. He could have…
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