Rossignol And Salomon (Try To) Throw Down Gauntlet At Fischer

Rossignol And Salomon (Try To) Throw Down Gauntlet At Fischer

Gear News, Leaders, Newsfeed
If you're a cross-country skier, there's a 100% chance that you either own yourself or see your peers use something that carries a black-n-yellow Fischer logo. For decades the family-owned company from Ried-im-Innkreis rules supreme in the world of narrow skis. The statistics are overwhelming: at the Sochi Olympics athletes using the Austrian brand skis won 109 medals out of 159 in skiing competitions. Clearly, not a situation Fischer's rivals are prepared to put up with. And where there's a will there's a way: Rossignol, a brand of Skis Rossignol S.A. appears to be the most aggressive in the Olympic season so far: Calle Halfvarsson, one of the leaders of Team Sweden has just announced the switch. He tested the French company's gear in the off-season and even won a…
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Russian Builds Fence Out of Skis

Russian Builds Fence Out of Skis

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We all love our skis – but some take that love a step farther. An extraordinary use for old skis was found in the Siberian city of Omsk in Russia. A private homeowner fenced off his home - with a "hedge" made of (wooden) skis. The photos, demonstrating an unsual dedication to a winter sport – or, perhaps, an easy access to ski storage – caused a minor sensation when they appeared on social media site, VK.com. Here are some comments: "The former boss of ski rental place's idea of retiterment”. “Bjoerndalen moved to Omsk?” “A physical education teacher!” Many of the commenters expressed doubts that the fence will be intact in winter. “This palisade will stand only until the first snow. Then it will be gone!”. “No way,” replies…
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