Globulonero Brings Its Own Skis To Market

Globulonero Brings Its Own Skis To Market

Gear News, Newsfeed
Is there anybody on this planet who skies yet have not heard about Nones Sport in Castello di Fiemme? Seriously, where else you ( that is, if you're lucky) would be greeted by an Olympic champion? Because Nones Sport is a brainchild of Italy's first ever winner of the Games in cross country skiing, Franco Nones. [caption id="attachment_6342" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Signore Franco Nones, Olympic champion of 1968 & founder of Nones Sport [/caption] But it's not just Franco's imposing presence that makes it special. Nones is known for knowledge, wide range of products on stock – as well as impressive multitude of languages its specialists speak. Several years ago Nones & his family made a foray into rollerskiing, developing & putting out on the market several models of which B1/CS1,…
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Great Britain Makes Quantum Leap in XC Ski Business. At Least in Eurostat Data

Great Britain Makes Quantum Leap in XC Ski Business. At Least in Eurostat Data

Money & Finance, Newsfeed
A million dollar question from our very own version of Trivial Pursuit: name one brand of cross country skis that are produced in Great Britain Scratching your head? So do we Yet it is Britain that tops the official Eurostat data as the EU top xc ski exporter. No kidding. The United Kingdom had somehow managed to export a whopping 941.476 pairs of narrows skis in 2016. Austria, the country of Fischer and Atomic, had only sent some 300.000 pairs France, a birthplace of Salomon and Rossignol brands, is a distant third with 56.000 followed by Finland ( Karhu, Yoki, Peltonen) with 45.000 Italy ( SkiTrab) exported less than 5000. Even Portugal managed to export 25 pairs, while Croatia did 4 ( four) pairs Britain's phenomenal exporting prowess could only…
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In Case You Missed It: Ski Running Is A Thing This Season

In Case You Missed It: Ski Running Is A Thing This Season

Newsfeed, Trivia
10 km in 1h7m 37s might not impress you much – till you learn how this feat was accomplished. Over 30000 people took to the streets of the Russian capital last Sunday to run Moscow International Marathon – while most of them opted for time-tested style of Philippides of Athens, one participant was doing it...on skis https://www.instagram.com/p/BZbOFujHeCQ/ Aleksei Shcheglov, co-founder of Moscow ski club GoldFinch Team, chose that somewhat unusual running style to raise awareness of cross country skiing – and, presumably, to promote his club's colors. Enthusiastic social media commentators cheered and wanted to know what skis were up to task ( hint: Karjala Sorsu are all the rage this season in” asphalt ski racing” ) Others wanted to know whether the new “record holder” recommends scraping or waxing…
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Our Test: Karhu Mini – Good Fun, Maxi Convenience

Our Test: Karhu Mini – Good Fun, Maxi Convenience

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What is it? The Karhu Volcan Skating Mini, top-line skating skis from a storied Finnish manufacturer - with a twist. What makes them special?: to paraphrase Henry Ford, you can have them any color length, as long as it's black 166cm. Fixed. In other words, they are as tall as your skating poles. The camber is so stiff that it is good enough for a grown up male specie up to 110kg. (yes, you could - and should - select Minis according to your weight) What is it good for? well, we could tell you, of course, that you spend 20% less on wax but do you really care? It's all about convenience. Try fitting full-size skis into a VW Golf. Tad inconvenient, isn't it? Well, Volcan Minis would fit…
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Part 2  Of This Is How Perfect Skis Are Made, Folks.

Part 2 Of This Is How Perfect Skis Are Made, Folks.

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THIS IS THE 2D PART OF THE 'VISIT TO KITEE SKI FACTORY, FINLAND' STORY “Freshly baked” skis being inspected. The new skis are cooling down on the racks. What's left is to have another milling machine to cut a groove along the gliding surface and to add a coat of lacquer on the top to prevent snow and ice from sticking to it. My camera caught custom skis made-to-order for Finnsisu, Yoko and Karhu distributor in the US. This is a stone grinding machine, of course. All the race skis pass through it on their way to the last stage... ...And this is the famous Optiwax Glide Tape Waxing Machine and her master and designer, Jari Joutsen, preparing the skis – we could assume those are for Kikkan Randall, brand…
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