Natalia Nepryaeva, Part 2: I Live Effing Fantastic Life!

Natalia Nepryaeva, Part 2: I Live Effing Fantastic Life!

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...Here's Part 2 of out conversation with Natalia Nepryaeva. "Conversation" is an instrumental word here - it was part interview, part open talk about the skiing world and those who live & compete in it. As most open conversations, it kinda lacked that structural rigidity expected of formal interview, was going back and forth on several subjects. Anyhow, it was fun and here's a gist of it :   [caption id="attachment_11975" align="alignnone" width="1920"] I live effing fantastic life! ( for the Russian language experts among you -  Natalia is using the word "охренненная" in her native tongue - effing is the best translation we could come up with ))) .  I do like the popularity that comes with victories, I do like that growing attention to myself. And it's not…
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Customer Could Have Any Color That He Wants So Long As It Is Black….

Customer Could Have Any Color That He Wants So Long As It Is Black….

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OK, perhaps not ONLY black but on the whole Henry Ford's famous adage is applicable: that true work of art and engineering, top ski boots could only be ordered in 1 (one) color palette. Only Fischer goes further and offers a grand total of 2 . Why in this day and age, when top sport shoes companies go out of their way offering ever more design variations, top ski boots with a sticker rapidly approaching all-important 1000 euros mark, continue to be offered without a choice to make ? Something to ponder... Oh, and when it comes to ski making - customization is totally possible this days, most manufacturers offer that - even if it's not very typical to order an individual pair ( but do inquire) https://www.instagram.com/p/BxnC0e2oEIx/
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What Skis Did They Really Use In Seefeld

What Skis Did They Really Use In Seefeld

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By now everybody sure knows that the skis they run & won ( or not) on are not the same they are standing at the podium with. Hence the name: "podium skis". [caption id="attachment_10474" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Podium skis - nice & clean & shiny[/caption] The latter ones are always the latest models - the former ones could literally be anything. We haven't seen anybody winning on 10 year old skis but sure saw some Top-30 athletes using those in their races to varied effect. Anyways, we thought it would be fun to take a look at what did they REALLY use in Seefeld - in this case primarily in sprint [caption id="attachment_10463" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Fischer once again won the manufacturers's competition - thanks to such mavericks as Johannes Klaebo, pictured…
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Fischer Answers Questions About Speedmax 3D With Gliding Walls

Fischer Answers Questions About Speedmax 3D With Gliding Walls

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First rule of Marketing 101, Edition 2019 : if you want people to notice – you gotta make it controversial to get a conversation going. Conversely, Fischer Nordic is one company in cross country skiing business that does not seem to subscribe to that philosophy. As an undisputed segment market leader they feel , perhaps, that there is enough buzz around their brand as is. Yet it's Fischer's just-revealed Speedmax 3D technology that generates a lion share of discussions among skiing enthusiasts, fans and athletes themselves in the recent weeks. What do waxing sidewalls of racing skis give? Little wonder that Dailyskier.com first pit-stop at ISPO this year was the Fischer stand – and a conversation on a subject with Tanja Winterhalder. [caption id="attachment_10176" align="aligncenter" width="1711"] Tanja Winterhalder: "Yes, I…
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ISPO-2019. New Equipment Highlights. Part 1

ISPO-2019. New Equipment Highlights. Part 1

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ISPO, a world-leading international trade fair for sporting goods and sports fashion, kicked off in Munich on Sunday. Most xcski-related manufacturers have brought their wares to Munich to show them to specialists, retailers, media - and prospective customers. Some - like Fischer Nordic - time their premiers to ISPO, others simply highlight the latest gear & supplements. A few - like Amer Sports' Salomon and Atomic - are skipping ISPO altogether. Over the next few days we shall highlight the most exciting items on display here at Dailyskier.com [caption id="attachment_10121" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Most discussed innovation in xcskiing this year by far: Speedmax 3D with gliding sidewall[/caption] [caption id="attachment_10122" align="aligncenter" width="1760"] liquid for Speedmax 3D gliding sidewall: ultra-high flouro, made by Vauhti and with retail sticker of some $65 in the…
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