How Ergonomic Skipole Handle Became Electronic Effect-Technique Measurer

How Ergonomic Skipole Handle Became Electronic Effect-Technique Measurer

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...Long ago a brilliant young xc-skier trained hard to prepare for the winter Olympics at Trondheim Norway. Unfortunately, he broke his knee and had to go into rehab. But as he was as stubborn as he was brilliant, he did not give up his skiing career. He used his arms poling, as he could not use his legs. While in rehab he taught the young doctor a thing or two about skiing. Then he went on to win the Vasaloppet in 1999. The young doc tried hard to ski and after many years and falls he became quite proficient in roller skiing. Then he came up with the idea of dampers in the handles and as “Staffan” - his teacher in skiing – liked the idea, the “StaffanSTAVEN” skipole damper…
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How One Swedish Orthopedic Doctor Enlisted Science To Save Skiers’ Limbs

How One Swedish Orthopedic Doctor Enlisted Science To Save Skiers’ Limbs

Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
Many a skier have heard by now of StaffanStaven, shock absorbing poles from Northern Sweden By placing carefully calibrated springs into carbon fiber tubes that are attached to original poles, StaffanSTAVEN helps to offset unfortunate effects - the price we all pay for our love of skiing on hard surface and, especially, rollerskiing. Yes, it's about taking away the pain in elbows, shoulders and wrists - and yes, the StaffanStaven tech works! A picture is worth a thousand words - while a video is, presumably, worth, ten thousand - so to get a basic concept, please watch this video featuring Dr.Gunnar Winroth. Winroth, an experienced Orthopedic surgeon, who dealt with trauma most of his career ( and still does - he keeps his medical practice running!) had developed a concept…
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Our Test: EPB,  Device You ( Really) Want to Have

Our Test: EPB, Device You ( Really) Want to Have

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What it is: an emergency pole back-holder, to be used primarily for ski marathons where the chance of breaking the pole at the start is, sadly, pretty high. Short resume: A brilliant, timely idea; the device works as-is, but needs some fine-tuning. Get it when it becomes available on the market. That's the short version of it; read the longer version for details and pictures. The Swedish company StaffanStaven is known primarily for their shock-absorbing ski pole inserts that are steadily gaining in popularity - especially with the rollerskiing crowd. Staffan Larsson and Gunnar Winroth, two people behind the StaffanStaven, are obviosly thinking of expanding their offerings. Last week they kindly sent us a pre-production version of the Emergency Pole Backholder (EPB) that they have developed. ...We love ski marathons,…
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