First Time At Blink, Johannes Klaebo Puts On Display His Brutally Effective Downhill Technique

First Time At Blink, Johannes Klaebo Puts On Display His Brutally Effective Downhill Technique

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Johannes Høsflot Klæbo, the most decorated male skier of our times, shall also be remembered for decades to come as someone who revolutionized the technique. His trademark " diagonal uphill running" is now being emulated even by 12 year olds - to chagrine of ski purists. The true world class athletes, however, are trying to master less obvious but oh-so-brutally effective way the 23 year old Norwegian goes downhill, winning himself meters and split seconds with each move. On Friday Klaebo has shown that it's not about how good his snow skis are waxed - it's all in technique. Competing at Blink Skifest Sprint for the first time, he gave the opposition no chance on downhills - and that was a joy fo watch. Photo is courtesy of Rune Helliesen/…
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Fossesholm Is True Star-In-Making. Why Is She Allowed To Put Her Life At Risk?

Fossesholm Is True Star-In-Making. Why Is She Allowed To Put Her Life At Risk?

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Helene Fossesholm is a huge talent - something she just proven coming 3d in the Blink's Lysebotn uphill. But why is she allowed to bungee jump?! https://www.instagram.com/p/CDZWKMjp-Z6/?igshid=1vavkc7pjzd9z You would argue that nobody could prevent a legally grown-up, 19 year old woman from doing what she wants to do. Yeah, sure. Nobody could stop, say, Rob Gronkowski either. Except it in his contract with the club it clearly says " No taking part or engaging in any activity other than football which may involve a significant risk of personal injury.” With a similar or even more explicit language present in most ( probably all - but we can't be certain) contracts in serious professional sports. Sure, Gronk makes a cool $9 mil./ year - the territory best skiers haven't quite made…
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Bolshunov Popped The Question! Where Are Other Stars in THAT Race?

Bolshunov Popped The Question! Where Are Other Stars in THAT Race?

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He popped the question! Alexander Bolshunov has beaten his chief rival yet again - and that distance shall be the longest ever. And the most pleasant too, hopefully! If might want to go back to our interview of 2018 where they talk about their feelings for each other. https://www.dailyskier.com/2018/10/25/bolshunov-and-zherebyateva-on-love-support-and-johannes-klaebo/ And what about Johannes? https://www.instagram.com/p/B6ixwBBpg6I/?igshid=vwu17y4n375d Johannes Høsflot Klæbo and Pernille Dosvik made their relationship public in April 2018. Since then, they moved together into a newly built house ( Klaebo wins that race - Bolshunov & Zherebyateva are still working on kitting-out their family nest) and became "parents" to a cat called Stjerne or "Star". A fitting name and another one-up on the Russian rivals, who still pose on photos with their parents' dogs. https://www.instagram.com/p/B-4kE-MAz_-/?igshid=ybcoaxx0eken Wade Poplawski, Jessie Diggins’ Boyfriend is…
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At Least One Rollerski Maker Is Willing To Answer Most Indecent Question In Industry!

At Least One Rollerski Maker Is Willing To Answer Most Indecent Question In Industry!

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....The most indecent question one could ask a rollerski maker is "who supplies your wheels?" Answers often range from evasive to almost mythical - by same very people, who are happy to extol the virtue of their respective frame constructions in minute detail. No blame - in business one often has to choose effective solutions rather than technologically appealing. Still, transparency is a factor and there are , luckily, exceptions among manufacturers. At SRB you get a straightforward answer: "When it comes to our Premium line, hubs we forge here, at Zella-Mehlis, while the rubber comes from Continental tyre maker and the molding is done at their facility not far from here in Magdeburg " . Well, now you know!
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Victory Scream: Who Does It Better. And Who Doesn’t  At All

Victory Scream: Who Does It Better. And Who Doesn’t At All

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They all train for that moment- ans most find it essential to let the world hear. We couldn't find any scientific study that measures and analyzes why athletes scream at the finish line when they win. Perhaps, it's deemed to be too obvious. There are studies proving that athlete scream could increase grip strength by up to 25 percent(!) . Or that it significantly improves pain tolerance. But the finish line yell is hardly about strength increase or pain tolerance. More like a primordial manifestation of "I am stronger than you". Not all athletes are born the same however: [caption id="attachment_16142" align="alignnone" width="1920"] In our purely unscientific observations Therese Johaug is not only the queen of xcskiing, but the queen of the victory celebrations too with her yell being the…
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