Rottefella, New MOVE And Irrational Desires Of Years Past

Rottefella, New MOVE And Irrational Desires Of Years Past

Newsfeed, Trivia
Rottefella, abandoned by Fischer and Rossignol, is doing its very best to keep the share of the market. It just introduced new RF MOVE bindings that are not only movable along the axis, but are also compatible with the IFP platform (aforementioned Fischer & Rossignol). MOVE are great bindings et al, but we are nostalgic for the times when the Norwegian producer was known to go off on a tangent , introducing tough, austere world of xskiing to the concept of luxury. Remember the father/best friend/boss'best birthday present ever-ever, Rottefella Titan? A battalion of keyboard warriors went on maligning the very idea of bindings that cost more than the skis they are attached to when they first made in appearance in what? 2012? Well, Sven Albert will still would happily…
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Skiers Who Switched To New Gear This Summer ( And Some Who Thought To – But Did Not)

Skiers Who Switched To New Gear This Summer ( And Some Who Thought To – But Did Not)

Gear News, Leaders, Newsfeed
Today Fischer has proudly announced that it has officially won the battle to become a sponsor to Ingvild Flugstad Østberg. The switch is rather comprehensive: the double Olympic champion “...will place her trust in skis, bindings and boots from Fischer from now on...” Thus ends the “ski drama of the summer of 2018”, rather extensively covered in Norwegian media . The word "drama"" is applicable since it involved two teammates & friends, Østberg and the current World Cup holder Heidi Weng, who long were postergirls for Madshus but felt they underachieved at the Olympics in Korea. At the end Heidi chose to stay with her current skis/boots sponsor, Madshus - while Ingvild went to the “Fischer stable” - where, presumably, she will take the place of retired Marit Bjørgen in…
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One Way Brand Lives! Check Out Who Bought It

One Way Brand Lives! Check Out Who Bought It

Gear News, Newsfeed
One Way, an ambitious Finnish brand, that quickly carved its niche in xcskiing market in the last decade but collapsed under the weight of its debts, is being reborn! And the savior of black-and-yellow brand comes...in the form of even more established & famed black-an-yellow brand. You guessed it right, the new owner of One Way brand is none else but Fischer Sports GmbH from Ried im Innkreis, Austria - and easily the most iconic name in business! [caption id="attachment_7735" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] corporate colors align well, that's clear [/caption] Fischer has acquired the One Way trademark and patent rights from insolvency administrators. The acquisition includes the unrestricted use of trademarks, patents, patent applications and domain names of One Way and OW from the insolvency estate of One Way Sports Oy.…
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Legkov Gets His Olympic Gold Back, Other Russians Reinstated: Facts And Observations

Legkov Gets His Olympic Gold Back, Other Russians Reinstated: Facts And Observations

Leaders, Newsfeed
This story needs to be split into two distinct parts: objective facts and subjective observations Here's a brief summary of facts the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld the appeals by Russian skiers and, effectively, reinstated them in international sport. Not all were cleared - but most recognizable names in skiing, including Sochi Olympic champ Alexander Legkov and silver medalis, ex-world champ Max Vylegzhanin are on the list of reinstated. Full list here FIS immediately removed all the restrictions put on those cleared – they are now free to participate in the World Cup etc. The International Olympic Committee (IOC), however, says that nothing changes when it comes to the Pyeonchang Olympics –“The result of the CAS decision does not mean that athletes from the group of 28 will…
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Is He Millionaire Yet?  Klæbo’s Appeal To Advertizers Grows Sensationally Fast

Is He Millionaire Yet? Klæbo’s Appeal To Advertizers Grows Sensationally Fast

Money & Finance, Newsfeed
Johannes Høsflot Klæbo is finishing the year in remarkable style: No male skier before him won seven FIS Cross-Country World Cup titles at the beginning of the season, Welcome to 2017 when titles mean publicity, publicity ((smartly used) means large following in social networks, publicity + popularity translates into big money. Ergo, Klæbo is firmly on his way of becoming the youngest/quickest millionaire ever in cross country skiing in US dollar terms. Because the sport of narrow skis skiing is well behind established sports such as football or tennis, where stars' earnings are almost automatically made public and become a major athlete's badge of honor ( as in “Neymar Jr., yearly salary 36.8 million EUR ") , it is difficult to say for sure what Klæbo is making these days. Which…
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