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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ISPO 2018: What We Saw, Noticed and Liked

ISPO 2018: What We Saw, Noticed and Liked

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ISPO is huge. No photo or even video could convey ginormous size of the exhibition spread over 16 cavernous halls. It also would not let you forget for a second that industrial heart of the world these days is beating in China. And in India. And in Bangladesh. And Pakistan. [caption id="attachment_6585" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Marwe had its people dressed in real cool looking vests with multiple pockets. Production perspectives uncertain as Asian manufacturers are only willing to produce in volume [/caption] Since cross country skiing is a niche sport, alas, Asian manufacturers who think in terms of volume, are not yet big in this sector. The things, however, are slowly changing – several Chinese producers had their products on display, mostly entry-level ski boots and rollerskis. ISPO is fundametally different…
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Premium Rollerski From Bavaria That Really Stand Out In the Crowd

Premium Rollerski From Bavaria That Really Stand Out In the Crowd

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A popularity of rollerskiing must be exploding. At least, seriously increasing. That is a strong impression one gets from observing the amount of the new entrants to already pretty saturated field of rollerski producers. The latest trend seems to be easy to summarize in one word: "suspension" A Canadian Rundle advertises " a unique suspension that helps absorb the bumps, tracks straight, and make rollerski overall more comfortable" for its Flex model. A close-to-impossible to find in Europe US-made Pursuit Fork Flex ( that gets raving reviews in the North American skiing press ,. http://fasterskier.com/fsarticle/living-the-dream-2016-skate-rollerski-review/ is featuring spring-steel fork to provide flex " that simulates the flex of a ski better than concave flex typical of composite frames" Needless to say, those are flagship, top-of-the line models costing quite a bit of…
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