Apparel Brands By Skiers. Russian Trio Leads

Apparel Brands By Skiers. Russian Trio Leads

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No less than three top Russian skiers produce and sell their personal apparel lines. While the sales figures are not quite those of Daehlie or Johaug brands, strong race performances and active social media use help the business to grow for all three makes. More are more ski clubs in Russia feature racing suits and training textiles developed by the trio. Sales pitch can't be be argued with: all three emphasize that through years of hard training and competing they've learned how apparel should be made to fit the needs of skier. All three generally sell in Russia but if you are so inclined, you also could order a piece of clothing bearing your favorite Russian "lyzhnik" name, special delivery. [caption id="attachment_12200" align="alignnone" width="1522"] VMax is well known acronym for…
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Top Skier Turns His Mishap Into Advertizing Tool – And We Love It

Top Skier Turns His Mishap Into Advertizing Tool – And We Love It

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Gleb Retyvikh is one of the world's top skiers who proved his mettle by winning a bronze at the World Championships in Seefeld this year. However,  his real moment of fame last season came during the World Cup stage in Otepaa in January.... ...About ten meters before the finish of Sprint's quarterfinals a 27 year old Russian did this: https://www.instagram.com/p/BtOlbLJhWMN/ Spectacularly novel finishing touch immediately led to all sorts of #retivykhchallenge mems on social media ( do you your quick googling, some of them are actually quite fun) Lesser people would get upset but Retivykh have decided to use his newly found internet fame to promote his vary own apparel brand, GR [caption id="attachment_11858" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Where else to present a new "Retivykh Leap" collection than same very place where…
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How Rossignol Skis Are Made At Racing Workshop

How Rossignol Skis Are Made At Racing Workshop

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See those three smiling gentlemen in our top photo? Richard Gueraud-Pinet on the right is a Master skimaker at Rossignol experimental factory - sorry, racing workshop at Saint Jean de Moirans. Simon Caprini in the middle is the guy who makes sure that the right skis are chosen, tested and prepared for the race ( working with team waxers, of course). Finally, the job of the guy on the left is to win races on those skis - his name is Alexander Bolshunov and at 22 he's exceptionally good at that! Today Bolshunov is to produce his very own skis - that's the Rossignol's tradition reserved for the best of athletes competing on the skis from Isere. And we shall follow his progress  showing you how it's done - and…
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Inside Rossignol Headquarters And Secretive Workshop

Inside Rossignol Headquarters And Secretive Workshop

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All top skis are the same? Yes and No. Yes - because all top manufacturers tend to use similar "construction elements" - most, for instance, source  material for ski bases from just two producers. No, because "big variable" are the people who make them skis. With all the mental, cultural differences you'd expect - plus business strategies vary greatly. We did our best to tell you how Fischer , Madshus , Peltonen are made - and who are the people making them. This week The Dailyskier traveled  to Saint Jean de Moirans near Grenoble, France,  to visit Rossignol [caption id="attachment_11666" align="alignnone" width="1920"] When it comes to location, Rossignol beats all competitors flat out. That view of French Alps from the office window...don't we all wish to have something like that?[/caption] [caption…
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Best Portraits Of  2018. Part 3

Best Portraits Of 2018. Part 3

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Yes, after Part 2 comes part 3. It was a very interesting year, the one of 2018! [caption id="attachment_9850" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Erik Valnes is all smiles after winning Sprint race in Olos, but Alexander Bolshunov who came second - not so much [/caption] [caption id="attachment_9848" align="aligncenter" width="1771"] Jonannes Klaebo after the race[/caption][caption id="attachment_9858" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Kari Slind and Ragnhild Haga are nicely smiling into the camera while Kat Harsem is giving the Olympic champion next to her bunny ears , OMG :))) [/caption][caption id="attachment_9857" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Right to left": Sivert Knotten, Alexander Bolshunov, Sivert Wiig, Federico Pellegrino, Eirik Brandsdal at the starting grid of Sprint Semi at Blink Festival [/caption][caption id="attachment_9855" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Sergei Ustiugov & Alpine sun[/caption][caption id="attachment_9856" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Martin Sundby fights his jacket, wins[/caption][caption id="attachment_9841" align="aligncenter" width="1920"]…
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