Man Who Made Helmet Cool. Part 2

Man Who Made Helmet Cool. Part 2

Gear News, Newsfeed
In Part 1 we have tried to relay our fascination ( and appreciation) with what Olav Hagen, a retired Norwegian policeman, did and still is doing to the world of skiing: making it wear helmets. Because helmets are not just useful - they are cool. Actually, make it super cool. Klaebo-level cool! [caption id="attachment_8498" align="aligncenter" width="1152"] Hagen posing in front of Catlike promo poster with Klaebo. Do you need any - any - other reason to buy one? [/caption] Now we give stage to Olav himself to explain in his own words - The Aramid roll cage of Catlike Mixino is one of the keys to a safe and very light helmets. This is basically Kevlar that is as strong as steel and is used in ballistic vests, aerospace construction…
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Skiers & Calisthenics: Best Of

Skiers & Calisthenics: Best Of

Newsfeed, Trivia
Today's cross country skiing is not your dad's cross country skiing for sure. The further we go – the more athletic skiers become. Quite a few could grace any tournament of street workout & calisthenics with their presence.   The athlete who opens this fitness parade on our pages is, of course, none else than Lucas Chanavat, one of the world leaders in ski sprint A 23 year old U23 World champ is known to promote handstands as a way of training – and showing off his prowess... ...doing it at home in France... https://www.instagram.com/p/Bh6e30VgV7G/?taken-by=lucaschanavat ...and doing it while travelling places exotic https://www.instagram.com/p/BihbRgWAmE4/?taken-by=lucaschanavat ========================================================================================= Meet Ms. Evgenia Feshina, rollerski World Cup winner and Team Snow Leopards skier https://www.instagram.com/p/Bl3OiBjh9t_/?taken-by=koks012 https://www.instagram.com/p/Bm4FagrBHaK/?taken-by=koks012 FIS - take a look at this! It might give you…
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Norwegian Stars: What Do They Earn. And Why Do We Care

Norwegian Stars: What Do They Earn. And Why Do We Care

Money & Finance, Newsfeed
Let's start with the second part of that headline: why do we care. The honorable sport of cross country skiing does not live in a vacuum - it has to compete for attention of big TV channels and, most importantly, sponsors' money to exist. Aforementioned sponsors and broadcasters are simple people at their core: all they care about is a right kind of audience. The bigger - the merrier. Which brings us to amount of fans There are many great sports that simply have lost to the new entrants on the market - failing to adopt, not being seen as cool - and failing to produce their own stars that millions ( literally) want to follow and emulate. But stars by nature have to be in spotlight. Those fans, they…
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Updated. Innovations That Will Shake  Skiing World Next Season. Or Not

Updated. Innovations That Will Shake Skiing World Next Season. Or Not

Gear News, Newsfeed
About a year ago we highlighted some of the interesting, innovative products that were/are supposed make to skiers' lives a tiny bit better. Let's see what came out of it. Updates are in bold Rottefella Xcelerator Electric The future of cross-country is electric!! Thus declared legacy Norwegian firm Rottefella and presented the ski bindings that can be moved along the ski for better grip/glide, using tiny motors controlled via Bluetooth from a remote control on the poles. “Our extensive experience of product development in cross-country skiing and ski bindings combined with Semcon’s technical expertise has made it possible to create a groundbreaking new product,” said Øyvar Svendsen, R&D manager at Rottefella. Rottefella aims to produce the world's very first electric bindings in Norway and bring them to the market in…
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Morten Iversbakken : First IDT  Rollerskis We Made 6 Years Ago Were Weak Products – Now We Look Back At Them And Laugh.

Morten Iversbakken : First IDT Rollerskis We Made 6 Years Ago Were Weak Products – Now We Look Back At Them And Laugh.

Gear News, Newsfeed
This is Part 2 of our profile of one the most talked about brands of this year: IDT or IDT Sports, a Norwegian producer of hi-end rollerskis In Part 1 we shared some trivia about the company and added a few thoughts on our own. Today we give the stage to the man responsible for establishing the Norwegian brand on already highly competitive rollerski market: Meet & greet Morten Iversbakken Marketing Manager of IDT Solutions AS [caption id="attachment_8326" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Morten Iversbakken talks to his crew at Blink Skifest[/caption] - IDT skis are seen being used more and more often, so far primarily by elite skiers - first Norwegians, now Russians and so on, they get high marks in comparos   What makes them so special? What is that that sets…
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