Gear Update: What New We Spotted At Ski Tour 2020

Gear Update: What New We Spotted At Ski Tour 2020

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There wasn't a huge amount of premiers at Ski Tour 2020 when it comes to gear, yet some notable debuts were spotted: [caption id="attachment_14890" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Anamarija Lampic " podium walks" the newest One Way Diamond SLG20 poles [/caption] [caption id="attachment_14887" align="alignnone" width="1920"] At 50g/m SLG20 are incredibly light. One Way is only supplying its sponsored athletes with the new poles. Start of sales: fall 2020[/caption] [caption id="attachment_14885" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Swix is lagging a tad behind its Fischer-owned rival: Triac Aero 4.0s only appeared as non-foiled " Release Candidate" version...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_14886" align="alignnone" width="1920"] ..what's important is who had them: Alex Bolshunov is not exactly known for heaping praises on gear yet he says that Aero 4.0s feel really good. [/caption] [caption id="attachment_14884" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Rossignol S series hitherto camouflaged…
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New Rossignol X-IUM S Are Smashing Podiums This Year  (But You Probably Did Not Know)

New Rossignol X-IUM S Are Smashing Podiums This Year (But You Probably Did Not Know)

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[caption id="attachment_14617" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Early December 2019. Lillehammer. Athletes are long gone from the tracks to rest before their races, but there is no respite for Simon Caprini and Roddy Darragon, Rossignol racing managers...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_14615" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Caprini is cheerfully smiling into the camera but he has an important hurdle to pass tomorrow and is - probably - a little nervous [/caption] [caption id="attachment_14616" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Laying down on the snow are all-new S line skate racing skis, product of months of hard labor by Rossignol designers and testers. They are camouflaged to look as the current version but contain several important innovations[/caption] [caption id="attachment_14609" align="alignnone" width="1920"] ..24 hours later it's time to crack open a bottle of champagne : Rossignol's biggest star of the last seasons, Alex Bolshunov…
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Closer Look: Newest Rossignol X-Ium Premium SK Course

Closer Look: Newest Rossignol X-Ium Premium SK Course

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..this year we want do a coverage of novelties & other things for mentioning at ISPO , concentrating in depth on specific products. In case the word ISPO does not sound familiar: it's humongously sized winter sports & outdoor expo happening in Munich every year. Cross country skiing equipment manufacturers are all there with their wares & services - with a notable exception of Salomon and Atomic that customarily ignore it. We start with long-anticipated premiere of new top-of-the-line Rossignol boots. Why with them? Well,for one thing Alex Bolshunov keeps on winning in them recently (camouflaged to look as previous model) - it should say something. If you need a second reason here is one : Rossignol always tried to keep their prices on top-level boots lower than most in…
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New Rossignol X-IUM Carbon Premium Boots Spotted Testing

New Rossignol X-IUM Carbon Premium Boots Spotted Testing

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Rossignol continues to test its newest design of X-IUM Carbon Premium boots that are supposed to replace the current flagship model in shops next year. Unlike Salomon that split its S/LABs offerings with Classic debuting last season and Skate version just spotted , Rossignol looks to be preparing to offer both C and S at the same time. As with all manufacturers of top boots, Rossignol employs an expertise of both in-house specialists - and top World Cup athletes in fine-tuning its next podium weapon. We doubt the boots will retain its black-on-black appearance in the final version - Rossignol's recent magenta look gained the French company a lot of fans. [caption id="attachment_13942" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Skate prototype looks like this and seen on the feet of Simon Caprini, the firm's…
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Rarest Of Races: Skiathlon. Why Is It Only Once A Year And What Happens Day Before

Rarest Of Races: Skiathlon. Why Is It Only Once A Year And What Happens Day Before

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The skiathlon is, probably, the most challenging ski race of them all. Challenging for the athletes who have to run switching style halfway. Challenging for the organizers who have to prepare two separate courses (same true about relays. In theory anyone could have it but in practice only the biggest, the most established ski stadiums like famed Birkiebeiner in Lillehammer are willing & able to. Perhaps,the most challenging the skiathlon is for the teams'ski technicians who have double the load preparing for the races. Today we'll show unsung heroes of pro-skiing. At work. [caption id="attachment_13858" align="alignnone" width="1920"] On the day before the race many a top skier do lap after lap with her/ his assigned waxer trying to find the best combo of waxes. Cue Charlotte Kalla and her specialist.…
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