Mens Sana In Corpore Sano

Mens Sana In Corpore Sano

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Some of the best U.S. skiers are also Ivy Leaguers. North American ski fans might find that to be the most natural thing in the world, but for the rest of us Ivy League means prestige, top-flight career - and oh yes, $45000 per year for tuition & board. Sophie Caldwell, for instance, is best known for being one of the world top sprinters for many years running. A few would remember that she is also a Darmouth graduate, majoring in psychology. How's that for being a modern illustration for "Mens sana in corpore sano"?
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Clarification & Retraction: Fischer’s Air Core Is NOT Nomex

Clarification & Retraction: Fischer’s Air Core Is NOT Nomex

Gear News, Newsfeed
Our story about ski cores stated unequivocally that all the leading manufacturers except for Madshus use DuPont-made Nomex® honeycomb in their top-of-the-line racing models while using in-house made honeycomb in cheaper skis. That is factually wrong - and Fischer Nordic got in touch to object and to correct us. Says Tanja Winterhalder, Fischer Nordic's head of PR & marketing "Our Air Core is patented and made by Fischer. The Air Core is specially adjusted to our design and materials and as a result the power transmission is better". The Air Core ( together with carbon sheeting it's attached to officially known as Air Core HM Carbon) is underpinning Speedmax and , since a lion share of all ski competitions is being won on Speedmaxes, we have no reason to put…
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Team Jobstation Project Collapses, Morten Eide Pedersen Losing His 2d Team Within Few Months

Team Jobstation Project Collapses, Morten Eide Pedersen Losing His 2d Team Within Few Months

Leaders, Newsfeed
Morten Eide Pedersen does not deserve this misfortune. First Team BN Bank closes down in spring - and its 32 year old leader forced to search for a new team for the upcoming season... ...That finds itself in a shape of an ambitious continental entrant: Team Jobstation. The new French outfit talks big, signs -apart from Pedersen - Jean Marc Gaiilard , Masako Ishida and even Dario Cologna as a sort of a cameo appearance star.... Ten days ago, with considerably less fanfare, it is announced that a title sponsor has pulled the plug at the last moment, Team Jobstation is no more and there is an urgent need of a new sponsor willing & able to provide some 250.000 euros needed for the next season. Highly unlikely, alas. So,…
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Is It Worth Continue Having Identical Gear In Rollerski Races?

Is It Worth Continue Having Identical Gear In Rollerski Races?

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...the video looks like the stuff of rollerskier's nightmares: first a wheel disintergrates on speed , then an athlete loses control, careens and ,finally, falls hard in the ditch, taking another skier with her. https://www.instagram.com/p/B1g4nCCIqDo/?igshid=1uqytt96lm96u It does not help from a PR perspective that skiers are called Frida Karlsson and Nora Ulvang, respectively. An hour later ( and off cameras as far we know) Alexander Bolshunov' s rollerskis suffer similar sudden destruction, with a Russian " doing a total overhead flip" in his own words on rhe speed of almost 60km/h Miraculously, there seems to be no serious damage. Except, perhaps, to reputation of a rollerski producer that was supplying skis to all athletes in the race. There is no gloating from competitors. "I feel sorry for them. It's a…
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Yeezys And Speedmaxes Or How To Make Skiing Cool

Yeezys And Speedmaxes Or How To Make Skiing Cool

Money & Finance, Newsfeed
A picture is worth a thousand words. Especially when you're talking a thousand dollar item. The gentleman on the left - let's call him Ola for the sake of argument - is sporting Yeezys. Our "Yeezyxperts" are telling us that the model is, most likely, Boost 350 V2 Core Black Red. Google be your friend if you want to know how much they retail for - and be prepared for your jaw to drop. However, price in itself is not the point. The point is that they make one look cool in the eyes of one's peers. Especially if one belongs to Gen Z. Huff and puff all you like if you disagree - but that's how the world works for the last circa 5000 years ( and possibly much…
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