Here Comes Blink Skifestival 2019!

Here Comes Blink Skifestival 2019!

Newsfeed, Travel & Mass Sport
Time flies. Summer is almost upon us. And the highlight of the summer for skiers and bi-athletes alike is Blink Skifestival, traditionally held in & around Sandnes, Norway. This year's Blink kicks off on July 31st and goes on till August 3d. Arne Idland, the man who conceived, developed and runs the world's only summer ski & biathlon festival want you - yes, you! - to remember that registration for Blink -2019 opens May 7th at 10.00 local time. All Norwegian wanna-be participants need to apply here All the foreign ones need to contact Arne directly While participation in races is open to virtually anyone, the amount of slots available runs out extremely quickly as registration opens. So, the very best of luck! [caption id="attachment_11121" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Arne Idland: "…
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Bolshunov In Rare Tell-All Interview About Klaebo, King And Training In Crimea

Bolshunov In Rare Tell-All Interview About Klaebo, King And Training In Crimea

Leaders, Newsfeed
On the day of his last official race of the season and right before departing on the tour of Norway that will include him running in Kobberløpet and in Janteloppet , Alexander Bolshunov gave a television interview A 22 year old Russian sensation could be many things but he is not exactly a fan of long sit-down interviews - it took us at Dailyskier a bit of effort to convince him back in a day This time he made a rare exception for the Russian Siberian skiing-promoting project На Лыжи! ( roughly translated as Put Skis On!) and could be found & watched in full here Those not quite fluent in the language of Leo Tolstoy & Fyodor Dostoyevsky have an option of acquainting themselves with the highlights, in chronological…
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IDT. Possibly Most Talked About Brand In Cross Country Skiing This Year.

IDT. Possibly Most Talked About Brand In Cross Country Skiing This Year.

Gear News, Leaders, Newsfeed
If there is a story of rapid rise in the world of cross country skiing that should be the one of IDT rollerskis. Mere three-four years ago practically nobody heard of the brand – but now, in 2018, it looks like anybody who is anybody in the world of skiing is being seen training and/or competing on IDT skis. Both Norwegian xcski and biathlon teams, Russian xcski team, personally Charlotte Kalla, Federico Pellegrino – the list of IDT users is long & growing. Ingvild Flugstad Østberg, Martin Sundby and Johannes Høsflot Klæbo lent their names directly to the brand promotion – and , if you read the interview on the Daily Skier , it's not just names – but hours of their work as well. We have looked into the…
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Part 2 Of Why Blink Skifestival Provides Glimpse Into Future Of Skiing.  And Reasons Why It Might Not Happen

Part 2 Of Why Blink Skifestival Provides Glimpse Into Future Of Skiing. And Reasons Why It Might Not Happen

Newsfeed, Travel & Mass Sport
In the story published yesterday we have gone through the reasons why Blink Skifestival is an excellent event, worth visiting for fans and emulation for every event organizer. By the way, all important TV numbers are just in - and they are simply stunning - 52% of Norwegians chose to watch the Blink races on TV - up 5% from already great last year! So, everything is great at and for Blink? Well, every rainbow has its rain, as they say. Here's what we think works against it -Despite being held in the middle of the summer, Blink is skiing event at heart - and all of it star participants are "winter skiers". Rollerskiing is much more dangerous than snow skiing and many an athlete admitted privately to us how…
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Why Blink Skifestival Provides Glimpse Into Future Of Skiing.  And Reasons Why It Might Not Happen

Why Blink Skifestival Provides Glimpse Into Future Of Skiing. And Reasons Why It Might Not Happen

Newsfeed, Travel & Mass Sport
A short intro for those yet uninitiated: there are international skiing competitions i.e. World Championships ( hello, Seefeld'2019!) and World Cup stages. Those are held - you guessed it - in the winter, when the Northern hemisphere gets some snow ( more of which later). Which means that the skiing as sport is suffering from a major competitive disadvantage in ever toughening field of battle for media attention and sponsorship - it's seasonal. [caption id="attachment_8222" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Same ski stars, same poles & boots - the only difference are rolellerski. IDT Solutions models are developed with Ingvild Oestberg who is actually seen in this photo - and are identical for all the participants [/caption] You might adore Klaebo, Nillson, Ustiugov, Diggins or Pellegrino - but you naturally start forgetting about…
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