Banning Flouro Wax: Realistic Or Wishful Thinking?

Banning Flouro Wax: Realistic Or Wishful Thinking?

Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
...We all know that in skiing two things matter: how your body behaves - and how do your skis. Body behavior & any enhancement of thereof are ever tightly controlled by anti-doping rules these days. But when it comes to skis - there's no limit as to what you could do to make them run faster as long as you stay within FIS- officiated length and shape restrictions. As one xcski insider puts it "if we learn tomorrow that gilding of skis with 24 carat gold helps the glide - we shall start doing that" Which means evolving from "just flouro" ( now known as LF) to high flouro to - for those who could afford them - expensive super-fluorinated waxes, powders and emulsions . And that's where the problem…
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Seefeld-2019. Curtain-Raiser. In Pictures

Seefeld-2019. Curtain-Raiser. In Pictures

Newsfeed, Travel & Mass Sport, Trivia
We have made an effort to convince you using stats & figures, that Seefeld-2019 has a promise of becoming the best world championship ever. Here's a glimpse of how the Tirolian resort looks on the eve of the tournament kick-off [caption id="attachment_10281" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Nour Keirouz, Lebanon xcski champ, will compete in sprint at Seefeld[/caption] Focal point - the newly built Seefeld Ski Stadium https://www.instagram.com/p/BuE1oCFhi5D/ ...where swarms of waxers and technicians are busy selecting the winning wax formulas [caption id="attachment_10282" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] "dude, did you bring enough planks along?" [/caption] https://www.instagram.com/p/BuE3Tkfhl27/ ...Total "my wax truck is bigger than your wax truck!". Or, at least, my flag is higher https://www.instagram.com/p/BuEkQGPhhVK/ ...These guys look like they also care about chemicals - but of entirely different type. Just a guess - police forces…
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Ambitious Ski Racer? Invest In Powered Respirator , Norwegian Scientists Say

Ambitious Ski Racer? Invest In Powered Respirator , Norwegian Scientists Say

Gear News, Newsfeed
Ski waxing is risky for your health and if you insist on using fluorinated waxes, you best invest in proper protection. This is the gist of the newly released study conducted by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. The study reveals that amateur skiers using ski wax in booths at competitions are being exposed to the similar ( and dangerous) levels of perfluorinated hydrocarbons as professional ski waxers. The dreaded PFOA or perfluorooctanoate , the most controvercial chemical in the European Union ( comprehensive ban is being discussed but nobody knows how to replace it in electronics' production and firefighting among other areas) is mentioned in the study: The levels of PFOA in waxing cabins are "... three orders of magnitude higher than the concentrations found in house dust from…
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