Davos Potpourri – In Vision

Davos Potpourri – In Vision

Newsfeed, Travel & Mass Sport, Trivia
Davos Nordic is always kind of special: for one, it's the first continental stage of the FIS Ski World Cup... It is also the first one on altitude - and heck, it's arguably the fanciest place the international ski circus is travelling to in its season. ...The following photo-spread is not about who came first (although, if you're Johannes Klaebo you automatically get more media & fans'attention) After all, that's what a multi-camera television broadcast does the best in effort to inform you. We, however, try to add to it by giving you a glimpse into what happens before, after & behind the scenes as the world best skiers meet in the Swiss Alps Enjoy - and write to us who and what you'd like to see captured next time!…
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Updated. Innovations That Will Shake  Skiing World Next Season. Or Not

Updated. Innovations That Will Shake Skiing World Next Season. Or Not

Gear News, Newsfeed
About a year ago we highlighted some of the interesting, innovative products that were/are supposed make to skiers' lives a tiny bit better. Let's see what came out of it. Updates are in bold Rottefella Xcelerator Electric The future of cross-country is electric!! Thus declared legacy Norwegian firm Rottefella and presented the ski bindings that can be moved along the ski for better grip/glide, using tiny motors controlled via Bluetooth from a remote control on the poles. “Our extensive experience of product development in cross-country skiing and ski bindings combined with Semcon’s technical expertise has made it possible to create a groundbreaking new product,” said Øyvar Svendsen, R&D manager at Rottefella. Rottefella aims to produce the world's very first electric bindings in Norway and bring them to the market in…
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Stay Fashionable On Course – Like Norwegians

Stay Fashionable On Course – Like Norwegians

Newsfeed, Training & Outfitting
DailySkier.com contributor Oda Bekkestad shares her views on how Norway leads the world on marketing in cross country skiing. ….The other day my editor emailed me explaining how fascinated he was with how fashionable the Norwegian skiers are. Catlike helmets and Oakley shades are all the rage when it comes to accessorizing your outfit out on the course. Whatever Northug wears, we want to wear, right? How have these trends come about and why are sportswear important to us? https://www.instagram.com/p/BjcaZYAlYdt/?taken-by=jantelov1 In Norway you rarely see skiers without Oakley shades on race weekends. The brand has become extremely popular after Petter Northug started wearing the bright shades a few years back. A pair of Oakley shades retails for about $200 dollars, depending on lens and design, so the trend isn’t particularly…
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