Meet Those Who Go Against The Grain. At Least When It Comes To Choosing Skis

Meet Those Who Go Against The Grain. At Least When It Comes To Choosing Skis

Gear News, Newsfeed
We all know that this century all podiums at the World Cup/World Championships are being won on Fischer, Atomic, Rossignol, Madshus or Salomon ( collectively known as FARMS) skis. But some athletes go against the grain and use even in those august competitions the skis being made by the other manufacturers. One thing strikes us as a bit odd: male skiers are very traditional while female ones are much more open to experimenting. At least when it comes to choosing their skis. That - or we simply missed those daring, ready to try something new men at the World Cup scene. One way or the other, there are only ladies in our image collection today [caption id="attachment_11506" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Say hello to Czech International Sandra Schützová and her distinct red-nosed…
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Ski Fences As Art

Ski Fences As Art

Newsfeed, Trivia
Take a look at what people do with old skis. This work of art, for instance, is to be found in German Oberwiesenthal, one of the world capitals of Nordic combined https://www.instagram.com/p/BlkwEXtHGoh/?saved-by=daily_skier ... and this one in outskirts of Lillehammer https://www.instagram.com/p/BLjqTLDlyNn/?saved-by=daily_skier ... the creator of this marvel in Russian town of Borovsk clearly had unlimited supply of old skis https://www.instagram.com/p/BUhhmXSlxmd/?saved-by=daily_skier this "fence artist", however, had to compensate in creativity for what he lacked in numbers. https://www.instagram.com/p/BVAfFcilrzA/?saved-by=daily_skier ...Ski Americana at its best https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj57ld_gAi0/?saved-by=daily_skier ...this artist was inspired by Peltonen ( or had an easy access to produce of thereof) https://www.instagram.com/p/gSSgiczb92/?saved-by=daily_skier ...sadly, most creators behind ski fence art do not exactly attach plaques with their names to their works hence remaining anonymous. The author of this work of art in downtown Lillehammer…
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Feeling Of Skiing – How Marwe Rollerskis Are Made

Feeling Of Skiing – How Marwe Rollerskis Are Made

Gear News, Newsfeed
Marwe Sports needs no long introduction. The company had long established itself as a golden standard in rollerski making, and when it talks of "feeling of skiing" - it's more than a corporate slogan, it's something many a national team, both in xcskiing and biathlon, can attest to. In order to understand how, in our rapidly changing world, Marwe manages to remain such a symbol of quality - and fun - the Daily Skier has traveled to the birthplace of Marwe skis. Well, two places, actually. Because flagship Marwe skis, 620 XC are assembled in two locations. Here's what we found & learned. ...Marwe's marketing manager Paul Fletcher inspects a plywood/Nomex combo core of the future rollerskis at the Peltonen factory in Heinola where all composite platforms are made. Paul…
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Take A Look Inside Peltonen, World’s Most Modern Ski Factory

Take A Look Inside Peltonen, World’s Most Modern Ski Factory

Gear News, Newsfeed
...It's almost impossible to believe that barely two months ago this part of the country felt as cold as the Finnish cold could ever be while hosting one of the most prestigious skiing competitions in the world: the Lahti Ski Games. Today the Lahti region ( officically Päijänne Tavastia – and good luck pronouncing that correctly) is living through a scorching hot spring day and, judging by attire ( almost universal shorts for men, light dresses for women) the last thing on people's mind is winter sports. We are here, however, because of skiing ( and rollerskiing – more of which in a separate story) Because today we visit what is branded as the “world's most modern ski-producing factory”. Or, perhaps, the biggest of the smaller ski makers. ...The world…
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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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