Coronavirus: How’s Your Business Affected?

Coronavirus: How’s Your Business Affected?

Money & Finance, Newsfeed
"How's Your Business Affected?" - that's the question we put to people directly involved in making things tick in the cross country skiing sector: gear manufacturers, retailers and coaches. The caveat that needs to be applied: different countries are on different stages of being hit be the coronavirus. This, alas, is not a subject that will go away any time soon so we shall update with reaction from the other captains of the industry when we hear from them. [caption id="attachment_15236" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Aki Tuovinen, country manager for Swix/Toko, Finland"At the moment in Finland it's still quite OK. In Lapland and Vuokatti regions are actually really well, since many ski enthusiasts went there for "remote working". But it strongly seems that within the week all shops (except grocery shops) will…
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Rollerski Market: Yearly Review

Rollerski Market: Yearly Review

Gear News, Newsfeed
November 1st seems to be a good day to look back at what we saw on many a rollerski track & competition in the season behind us & to share the impressions. A couple of points before we start: - We absolutely refuse to be dragged into a conversation about which rollerskis are better and in what way. As far as we are concerned, the skiing public is discerning enough to make all the right choices. Choices both rational - and those determined by emotions. - There will be nothing said about the so-called "speed rollerskis: those 530mm rockets have evolved into pretty much a separate sport with its own technique, races, stars etc. It hardly overlaps any longer with snow skiing ( only in boots and poles, to be…
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Rollerskiing Is About Being Fit, Great Looking And Overall Cool . Why Industry Fails To Advertize That?!

Rollerskiing Is About Being Fit, Great Looking And Overall Cool . Why Industry Fails To Advertize That?!

Leaders, Newsfeed, Trivia
Let us state the obvious for an umpteen time: it's 2019 on the calendar. The year when success or failure of promoting yourself on social media decides fate of any business. Certainly decides all-important volume of sales. If you're not cool - it doesn't matter how technically great your device is. In other sport industries new brands are virtually created on Instagram and then proceed to capture customers' imagination - as well as their hard earned cash. [caption id="attachment_11279" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Why in this day and age manufacturers of rollerskis prefer talking about technical aspects of their products rather than selling the "Cool Factor" is beyond us. [/caption] But this is not a diss - it's a guide! [caption id="attachment_11276" align="alignnone" width="1920"] By talking up technical aspects of their wares,…
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Rollerski Update – News From Top Producers In Our Short Review

Rollerski Update – News From Top Producers In Our Short Review

Gear News, Newsfeed
Well, you know what the beginning of April means, right? It's time to visit your shed/balcony/mom's attic – and pull those trusted rollerskis out of their storage bags. If you invested wisely, they might be perfectly ready to roll. Even more, you might even have an emotional attachment of sorts to the particular pair. For everyone else is this short market review. Because while you were happily ( snow-)skiing through the winter, certain good folks who make your summer planks were working hard to come up with new models, services, options – anything to make you rollerskiing life better & brighter. In that vein, let's look at what's new and what's hot: Finnish stalwart Marwe's production philosophy is " if ain't broken – don't fix it". No new models off…
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ISPO-2019. New Equipment Highlights. Part 1

ISPO-2019. New Equipment Highlights. Part 1

Gear News, Newsfeed
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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