Yuri Borodavko: Bolshunov Is As Ready As Last Year, Nepryaeva Will Have Tough Beginning Of Season

Yuri Borodavko: Bolshunov Is As Ready As Last Year, Nepryaeva Will Have Tough Beginning Of Season

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Yuri Borodavko spoke to Daily Skier at the training camp in Ramsau as his athletes were ..playing floorball. Borodavko is almost unique among the top xcski coaches: he believes that ball sports - be it volleyball, floorball or even football - are good for morale and team spirits. And that the benefits of good mood outweigh the potential risks. ...For the Russians this season was as experimental as it could : instead of going to their usual Alpine and Norwegian training spots, they've stayed at home - which meant no snow skiing in the summer and non-standard altitude camps. How will affect Alex Bolshunov, Natalia Nepryaeva and their teammates Borodavko, in his own words: [caption id="attachment_17137" align="alignnone" width="1443"] It’s one tough season. Apart from COVID that affected and keeps on…
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XCSki Dream Job – Explained

XCSki Dream Job – Explained

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...You obviously noticed them guys with enigmatically looking SRS letters on their bibs, that are a fixture of any FIS World Cup stage. Looking trim and fit enough to be taking part in the races themselves, they are most often seen doing what looks like interval training , visibly oblivious to the hustle & bustle around them. Those are "company test pilots" - the people who help develop & test world's most advanced skis at any given moment in time - and prototypes for the future big events. Their job is easy to define yet extremely difficult to implement: to make sure that their firm's athletes have absolutely best skis at all times. The skis that will sail them to the podiums. Today we talk to Simon Caprini, Rossignol' senior…
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Defying Conventions: Skier Who Runs & Wins In Non-Carbon Sole Boots

Defying Conventions: Skier Who Runs & Wins In Non-Carbon Sole Boots

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Control, stability and efficient power transfer. That's what top boots give skier and that's why all gearmakers had to dig into complicated and expensive carbon-fiber technology in the last few years. We can't stop extolling virtues of top boots for skiers of all levels. Yet there are some top skiers who are not altogether or not always seduced by them carbon soles. Alayna Sonnesyn of Team USA is the World Cup-class skier who actively alternates between top model and 2d-line plastic sole/ carbon cuff one while racing. In her case, X-IUM Carbon Premium Skate and X-IUM WC Skate In 2019 she won the American Birkebeiner race - yes, wearing those X-IUM WC Skate https://www.instagram.com/p/BuSGeqzBeEC/?igshid=1v54bfgf70w8m We got in touch with Alayna with traditional What gives? Here's what she told us: The…
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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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