Boutique Carbon Ski Boots? Sure, Why Not?

Boutique Carbon Ski Boots? Sure, Why Not?

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800€ for a pair of ski boots made by a company you probably never heard of? And we say - sure, why not?! Firstly, you get something truly exclusive ( initial production will not exceed 120 pairs). Secondly , we live in the world where, in closest sporting equivalent to cross country skiing, there are people who are ready to pay 1.000 € for Mavic Comete Ultimate . Thirdly - and the most importantly - the new ultimate boots are produced by the same very people who were behind one of the most talked about - and the least publicized - projects, that of Salomon Carbon boots used by a chosen few athletes at the Olympics of 2014. ...like Charlotte Kalla, probably the biggest star of those Games, sporting them…
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RIP One Way

RIP One Way

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One Way as we know it is no more. An ambitious Finnish company, best known for its world-class ski poles,  used at different point in time by such greats as Martin Fourcade ,  Charlotte Kalla, Dario Cologna, Alexei Poltoranin, Ragnhild Haga to name but a few, have succumbed to the pressure of its debts and went bankrupt. Things looked very promising for One Way Sports Oy as recently as 2014,  when their net sales topped 12 million Euros and they've signed a very promising deal with the Chinese ski association. https://www.instagram.com/p/BcUl1lvgeCn/?taken-by=kalla_87 But a combination of several snowless winters in continental Europe and a sharp fall of the value of rouble ( with Russia being OW's most important market) doomed the Finnish company. At the end of March this year Vantaa District…
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Fibra De Carbono Or How One Company Started By Designing Rollerskis , Then Expanded Elsewhere

Fibra De Carbono Or How One Company Started By Designing Rollerskis , Then Expanded Elsewhere

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...Which pair of rollerskis has the most striking looks? Not weight, balance, performance – those things are not immediately obvious – just looks? Here at the Daily Skier we vote for Quionne Carbon Fiber. Amazing piece of carbon fiber monocoque, looking somehow more like a powerful bow than rollerski. A total keeper, looks-wise! But is there a substance to go with that chiseled form? We got in touch with Marcos Rupérez, Quionne Tech S.L. co-founder/co-owner. And guess what? - contrary to expectations, our conversation went all about the substance – never the looks, never that Oomph! factor. Perhaps, because Marcos is not a marketologist or a salesman – he studied industrial engineering, has an MSc in renewable energies and an MBA. And he really, really does not mince his words.…
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10 Reasons To Add Rollerskiing To Your Life

10 Reasons To Add Rollerskiing To Your Life

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...Seen those men and women with bodies of athletes and stamina of ostrich? Those are pro cross country skiiers. What's the secret of their remarkable physical shape? Well, there are many – they ski, they bike, they run cross country, the lift weights – but probably the biggest part of their training is spent doing something that many still find exotic – they rollerski! We are not preaching here to already converted – it is out firm belief that those who tried rollerskiing, shall never stop coming back to it. For those fortunate ones, however, who are yet to experience one of the biggest pleasures of their lives – but don't quite know it yet, here are 10 Reasons To Add Rollerskiing To Your Life, plain & simple 1/ the…
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Most Expensive/Exotic Training  Classic Rollerskis

Most Expensive/Exotic Training Classic Rollerskis

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The classic training rollerskis segment is dominated by solid, time-tested models such as Marwe Rollerski 800 XC Classic, Swenor Fiberglass, and Elpex Evolution. We, however, take a look at what expensive exotics can be found in this most conservative of rollerski sectors. 1. Ski Skett Elite Classic Flex (formerly known as Flex CL) The Italians are world leaders in carbon fiber monocoque manufacturing (Ferrari, Colnago anybody?). Whatever they learned in supercar and superbike production is, obviously, drifting into rollerski making. The first of the two Italian entries on our list is a brightly colored pair from Sandrigo. They feature a carbon monocoque frame - with forks, however, made of stainless steel. Wow-factor: they are bright. Ski Skett is one of the oldest names on the market – they were making…
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