Beard,  The Best A Man Can Get

Beard, The Best A Man Can Get

Newsfeed, Trivia
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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Overboots Fashion In XCSkiing : Who’s Got What

Overboots Fashion In XCSkiing : Who’s Got What

Gear News, Newsfeed
We feel it is our sacred duty to keep you abreast with latest fashion trends in cross country skiing. Let us leave you in no doubt whatsoever: overboots are all the rage on Alpine resorts frequented by the world's top skiers this time of the year. Most photos were taken at/around the recent FIS World Cup event in Davos where it was circa minus 12 Celsius. Looking through pictures it became obvious that while men seems to shunning them overboots, ladies embraces them readily. A case in point: Another thing you will notice looking at the pictures: Alpina, Fischer and Rossignol boot owners opt for overboots while Salomon, Atomic and Madshus athletes don't use them in these conditions ( and, therefore, are not shown). Coincidence or are the latter one…
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Dresden Skiweltcup. Curtain Raiser

Dresden Skiweltcup. Curtain Raiser

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Key facts: Takes places on Koenigsufer or King's Embankment, the very heart of the historic city of Dresden, the capital of Saxony. 2019 is the second year the FIS World Cup stage is organized by Dresden and, by all accounts, all involved see it as a success – the "license" to hold the FIS competition was recently extended till 2022. Dresden Skiweltcup in numbers - 4000 cubic meters of snow ( compared to the last year's 3000 – the organizers learned some lessons there and made a surplus) - track length 1600 meters. Yes, it's mostly flat hence longer distance - over 2000 paying spectators expected - 290 volunteers to prepare tracks and help organizers - 53.000.000 viewers across Europe saw an inaugural Skiweltcup Dresden in 2018 on television and…
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Post-Tour De Ski Musings. Why Blink And Dresden Are More Fun

Post-Tour De Ski Musings. Why Blink And Dresden Are More Fun

Money & Finance, Newsfeed
Ingvild Oestberg has proven yet another time that she is one of the best this year and Johannes Klaebo has shown to all the fans & skeptics alike that he is much more than a sprint prodigy. Sergei "the Russian Bear" Ustiugov is back & roaring - literally and in fights for the podium while Therese Johaug and Charlotte Kalla were sorely missed. Oh, and the Alpe Cermis climb is still a fantastic race - arguably, the most TV & fans friendly of them all in the FIS calendar! Yet another resounding success for all involved? Not so fast. Let's start with small gripes e.g. what the point of having skiers to negotiate first 6 kilometers of the 9 km Alpe Cermis race that are actually downhill - before the…
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Norwegians And Russians Keep On Winning – Here Is Why

Norwegians And Russians Keep On Winning – Here Is Why

Money & Finance, Newsfeed
World Cup stages won since the beginning of the season up to & including January 3d 2019: Norway -15 Russia – 6 Rest of the World – 5 Of note: the Norwegians had six different skiers winning thus far and the Russians had five ( a lion share of Norwegian victories occured thanks to two big talents: Therese Johaug and Johannes Klaebo). So, it's safe to say that both countries have become "serial winners"- something that can't be explained by a presence a mega-talented prodigy in the team as is the case with Sweden. The question that we were always interested in is How? Here's an attempt to explain, based on months of observations - and some "photo evidence". ...Now, if you happen to be one of those believers in…
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