SPONSORED CONTENT: Spine Sports Presents Breakthrough Classic Boots

SPONSORED CONTENT: Spine Sports Presents Breakthrough Classic Boots

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PRESS-RELEASE by Spine Sports Yaroslavl, Russian Federation January 23, 2020. Spine Sports is proud to present a unique product at the ISPO-2020 exhibition that is opening in Munich next week: The Ultimate Classic Integral features an entirely new approach to the design & production of top racing boots for cross country skiing. Instead of the hitherto common " sandwich" arrangement where several elements are glued or screwed together to form a boot sole, the Ultimate Classic Integral features a breakthrough construction where a metal bar, a key element of all NNN-compatible boots, is integrated into the actual platform. The new platform is produced utilizing a brand-new technology of heat multi-component molding developed in-house by Spine Sports. Says Dmitry Vargin, Spine Sports founder & CEO: " The creation of the new…
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Stars of 19/20 For You To Look At. Part 2 – Men

Stars of 19/20 For You To Look At. Part 2 – Men

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Once again: the word "star" in our parlance does not just mean "the one who wins". Rather, it's the one who shines both on and off the tracks. Luckily for the sport, it's one and the same currently. Or, more accurately, two and the same since we have two amazing athletes who will surely take their fight for the title of the world's best skier to the new level [caption id="attachment_13797" align="alignnone" width="1920"] triple Olympic, triple World champion, the winner of the Crystal Globe of the last two season at the age of 23. What else could one desire for? Third one, we guess. He just can't bear losing[/caption] [caption id="attachment_13794" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Johannes Klaebo is once-in-generation athlete who rarely leaves his competitors any chance in sprints. Distance? He trained…
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Review: Best Ski Poles Right Now, Part 1

Review: Best Ski Poles Right Now, Part 1

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A few words before we start: All poles in our review are top-of-the-crop from their respective producers, all are made of 100 % Ultra High Modulus Carbon Fiber - and all are World Cup quality ( the fact that reflected in many a model's name) We don't differentiate among Classic and Skating poles - we simply see no reason as models only differ in size, not in construction. Some skiers in our photos have changed poles' sponsors since but all the sticks pictured are still produced & sold. Except for one model that we have doubts about - of which more later. As with the skis, there are two distinct categories: poles used by many a top skier - and those used by only a few or even one WC-class…
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Inside Atomic With Yann Vallett, Part 2

Inside Atomic With Yann Vallett, Part 2

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We continue our conversation with Yann Vallet, Atomic Nordic boss of the last 4 years, where he talks about products developed under his guidance. All quotes are from Yann - while photos used for illustration purposes are ours, taken at different FIS World Cup stages & during athletes' training. [caption id="attachment_13131" align="alignnone" width="1920"] - Atomic philosophy is " Sport first, but customer satisfaction is equally important"[/caption] [caption id="attachment_13136" align="alignnone" width="1920"] - No, still can not order fully personalized ski construction. But you could order personalized design of the skis provided that you are ready to pay for at least 50 pairs of them.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_13128" align="alignnone" width="1920"] - Atomic does not have special sport skis production. We strive to have top skis produced as identical to each other as they…
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One Morning On Dachstein

One Morning On Dachstein

Newsfeed, Travel & Mass Sport
" Initiated" don't need to be told what Dachstein in October is about. For those who came here by chance, we just say that the Austrian glacier absorbs hundreds of skiers the world over, coming virtually from every xcskiing country there is in search of early groomed snowtracks On Monday , Ocr.07 the word " groomed" was not really applicable- although several PistenBullies were working non-stop: heavy snowfall and wind. So we shall show you how Dachstein looks in mini-blizzard
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