Op-Ed: I Am Amateur Skier But I Always Buy Top Line  Gear

Op-Ed: I Am Amateur Skier But I Always Buy Top Line Gear

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EDITORIAL COMMENT BY THE DAILYSKIER: We neither endorse nor disagree with a point of view expressed here. But we believe that the author ( who insisted on anonymity) had some interesting things to say. Published with minimum editing, trimmed for length. Enjoy What you about to read are personal observations and ideas, not an attempt to show off or some kind of trolling. I shall not waste your time with my personal story of coming to cross country skiing because I don't think anybody really cares. Or maybe I will one day – anyway, I'd like to talk about something anybody could associate with – buying skiing gear & accessories. There will be no specific advise and no brands or models mentioned by name – first, it's not an advertorial,…
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(Some Of ) Most Exotic Innovations In Cross Country Skiing

(Some Of ) Most Exotic Innovations In Cross Country Skiing

Trivia
..Once in a while there is a new invention, some exotic device that is meant to give a skier that much talked about "winning margin". Most of those invention have come and gone. Some, however, could be purchased if you really wish so. Here is our selection of the most outstanding ones: 1.Nordic Torpedo. Glide Wax Testing Tool 'Traditional race ski selection glide-out tests are time consuming and generally not cool'. That must have been the logic behind invention of something called Nordic Torpedo. The device has Ultra High Molecular Weight polyethylene-covered surface, similar to real skis – except that it's used on four sides. The idea is simple and quite elegant: instead of waxing up four pairs of skis for for glide-out , you wax four sides of single…
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Mayweather VS McGregor And How Is It Relevant To Skiing

Mayweather VS McGregor And How Is It Relevant To Skiing

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We live in the world where ( some) boxers become multimillionaires after just one bout, footballers change clubs for amount of money with too many zeros to fit on one page and Uncle Ruppert round the block drives an Italian supersport that he never ever let go over 50. As one well known character from a TV commercial put it once, "Opulence, I has it" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5VvTj8Y9MY If you think that the cross country skiing should be immune and isolated from these signs of times we live in – please, save you time, read no further. For those, however, who want to "look like a million dollars" – or, more likely, to share the story of "opulence" with skiing club buddies - here are some ultra-rare ski items that few ever…
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Here’s How To Make XCSkiing Ratings Jump

Here’s How To Make XCSkiing Ratings Jump

Leaders, Money & Finance, Newsfeed
...We love cross-country skiing – otherwise why would we launch this media empire webplatform dedicated to it? What we don't like is how relatively little TV coverage it gets . Because said TV coverage generates buzz, buzz translates into popularity, popularity brings bigger investments, bigger investments provide us with more places to ski and better ( and cheaper) equipment to buy. So, we have to have more xc skiing on TV in order to be able to enjoy it more. Simple, right? We take our media responsibilities seriously and have put together a list of new competition formats that could be introduced to augment those already existing ones ( see, we did not say “replace” - that would be causing a wrath of skiing purists!). If you happen to see…
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Meet HABs – their husbands and boyfriends

Meet HABs – their husbands and boyfriends

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We've have already did our best trying to introduce WAGs: wifes & girlfriends of the world top male skiers. But who are the BAHs - boyfriends and husbands of the elite female skiers? Let's start with a boyfriend of the world's best known - and by far the richest skier, male or female, one and only Therese Johaug. Meet Therese's choice Nils Jakob Hoff. This two-meter-tall man is often seen standing behind diminutive Johaug and is often seen rooting for her at the trail - while Therese was seen at the Olympics in Rio cheering for her man (Hoff is a world champion in rowing). In true sportsmen romance fashion, the two athletes met on a plane, when Hoff was flying to his competitions, and Johaug to a training camp.…
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