Overboots Fashion In XCSkiing : Who’s Got What

Overboots Fashion In XCSkiing : Who’s Got What

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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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Hans Hubinger , Legendary Designer Of Fischer Skis, Recommends

Hans Hubinger , Legendary Designer Of Fischer Skis, Recommends

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Hans Hubinger is a legend. The only reason he's not a household name compared to, say, Marit Bjorgen or Dario Cologna, is the fact that in skiing names of equipment designers are not very well published & advertized. Something to learn from Formula 1 here, really. Anyway, we are here to fill that gap. Here's Hans' ( very abridged) resume: - Bridge-building engineer by training, has joined Fischer Sports in 1986. Yes, folks – that's 32 years ago! - Had participated in pretty much every Fischer skis' development & design including such masterpieces ahead of its time as Fischer Revolution of 1990s - Originator and chief designer of Speedmax and its Cold Base Bonding technology. BTW, Bjorgen and Cologna mentioned above won most their golds on Speedmaxes. [caption id="attachment_9222" align="aligncenter"…
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Davos Potpourri – In Vision

Davos Potpourri – In Vision

Newsfeed, Travel & Mass Sport, Trivia
Davos Nordic is always kind of special: for one, it's the first continental stage of the FIS Ski World Cup... It is also the first one on altitude - and heck, it's arguably the fanciest place the international ski circus is travelling to in its season. ...The following photo-spread is not about who came first (although, if you're Johannes Klaebo you automatically get more media & fans'attention) After all, that's what a multi-camera television broadcast does the best in effort to inform you. We, however, try to add to it by giving you a glimpse into what happens before, after & behind the scenes as the world best skiers meet in the Swiss Alps Enjoy - and write to us who and what you'd like to see captured next time!…
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Thomas Drindl, Head Of Fischer Nordic : When It Comes To Promotion We Expect More From Our Sponsored Athletes

Thomas Drindl, Head Of Fischer Nordic : When It Comes To Promotion We Expect More From Our Sponsored Athletes

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....This is Part 2 of interview with Thomas Drindl, Head of Fischer Nordic. Tanja Winterhalder, Head of Sports Marketing & PR, Fischer Nordic, joins in conversation. [caption id="attachment_9358" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] there are no firm statistics but in any given race at least half of elite athletes would run on Fischer skis[/caption] How many Fischer-sponsored athletes do you currently have – and how many cross country skiers among them i.e. excluding biathlon and Nordic combined ? - More than 100, less than 1000 😉 in total - of whom approximately 35% are cross country skiers Do you believe in promotion via personalities, influencers? - Yes – our biggest influencers are our athletes. In Norway Fischer's athletes like Northug or Klaebo are real idols and heroes. But e.g. in Germany – it…
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Straight From Source: Thomas Drindl, Head Of Fischer Nordic

Straight From Source: Thomas Drindl, Head Of Fischer Nordic

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Whether you are skier, coach or , perhaps, working for a retailer selling Nordic skis & equipment, you have surely came across products produced by Fischer Sports. No other brand came to define the great sport of skiing as much as the company from the Austrian town of Ried im Inkreiss in the last 50 years. Yet  the people behind the company's success are not going on record with media very often. And this is something we aim to ameliorate with this two-part interview. Here's straight from the source:     Thomas Drindl, 50 Worked for Fischer Sports since 1999 , became a Head of Fischer Nordic ten years later, in 2009. One of the architects of Fischer's last decade's success - both in racing and amateur/mass skiing department. Arguably,…
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