What Skis Did They Really Use In Seefeld

What Skis Did They Really Use In Seefeld

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By now everybody sure knows that the skis they run & won ( or not) on are not the same they are standing at the podium with. Hence the name: "podium skis". [caption id="attachment_10474" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Podium skis - nice & clean & shiny[/caption] The latter ones are always the latest models - the former ones could literally be anything. We haven't seen anybody winning on 10 year old skis but sure saw some Top-30 athletes using those in their races to varied effect. Anyways, we thought it would be fun to take a look at what did they REALLY use in Seefeld - in this case primarily in sprint [caption id="attachment_10463" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Fischer once again won the manufacturers's competition - thanks to such mavericks as Johannes Klaebo, pictured…
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ISPO-2019. New Gear Highlights. Part 2

ISPO-2019. New Gear Highlights. Part 2

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ISPO is considered in the winter sports industry to be a prime spot to exhibit new gear. With a glaring exception of Amer Sports ( Salomon and Atomic), all major manufacturers are there - and tend to time the official unveiling of their newest & best wares to the show in Munich. We covered some of them in the first report from ISPO Let's look at what else is there. Madshus brought their latest Redline 2.0 skis - as seen being by Madshus athletes in skiing and biathlon from the beginning of the season, but, technically, going on sale only now. Per Wiik, Madshus Global marketing director, says that the key advantage of newest Redlines is a much broader spectrum of snow/weather conditions than with the previous edition NB Skate…
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ISPO-2019. New Equipment Highlights. Part 1

ISPO-2019. New Equipment Highlights. Part 1

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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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What You Want To Be Seen In, At &  With In 2019

What You Want To Be Seen In, At & With In 2019

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Don't take the headline too literally. It's just our way to compile & present latest gear based on the "neweness" factor. But if you friends and strangers alike will effort to stop you on a trail to ask where got that totally cool item - don't blame us! Oh - and you won't see prices and helpful links to re-sellers' websites. Some of these items are "pro-athletes only"" so far, others are already on sale but you'd have to search & inquire. [caption id="attachment_9945" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] The most visually novel item in the whole of cross-country skiing gear world this season thus far: Madshus Redline 2.0 shown here in their Skate iteration. Those are already on sale in limited quantities - check with your local dealer [/caption] [caption id="attachment_9946" align="aligncenter"…
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Madshus Redline 2.0: New Kid In Town

Madshus Redline 2.0: New Kid In Town

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Remember how Eagles put it back, huh, 40 years ago? There's talk on the street; it sounds so familiar. Great expectations, everybody's watching you. People you meet, they all seem to know you. Even your old friends treat you like you're something new. Well, that new kid is very nearly in town: say hello to Madshus RedLine 2.0, top-of-the-crop racing skis from Biri, re-invented. As with all designed-to-win the Olympic Games/World Championships skis, there is a considerable amount of anticipation and even speculation. [caption id="attachment_7941" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Madshus test lab - its "open to visitors" part[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7939" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Chambers of Madshus secrets. "No entrance for those unauthorized "We really felt like sneaking a peek - but wouldn't 🙂 [/caption] The skiing has not quite reached the level of…
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