C8 fluoro waxes would be legal in Beijing – unlike in Europe. But there is no point in using them, says leading coach on the ground in China

C8 fluoro waxes would be legal in Beijing – unlike in Europe. But there is no point in using them, says leading coach on the ground in China

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The scandal around the use of ski waxes containing banned C8 fluorocarbons , at the Scandinavian Cup in Falun keeps on flaring. Perfluorooctanoic acid known colloquially as C8 is banned in the European Union , Norway and Switzerland to name but a few. Therefore using it in ski waxes is illegal as of 2021 - both in FIS and IBU competitions since those take place in Europe, almost exclusively. There are three problems with that: - C8s do give advantage in certain situations - at least that's what majority (not all) ski waxers are saying - Anyone who is anyone in xcskiing had amassed a lifetime supply of very expensive C8 lubricants and is not terribly keen to just throw it away - Most importantly,there is still no reliable detection…
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You asked: King’s new boots

You asked: King’s new boots

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We get more questions about Johannes Klaebo's new boots than about all the other ski-related stuff combined. So we can't avoid the subject and decided to do a post about them. Or two. Or twenty two. Because looks matter - even in cross country skiing where many an industry captain would prefer to talk at le ngth about functionality whereas the rest of the world chooses jordans, yeezys and balenciaga not because they are hyper-functional but because they are fashionable - and also because some cool dude got them first. In this case - at least two cool dudes, as apart from Johannes , Lucas Chanavat was spotted wearing them brand-new Fischer boots too. We, frankly, don't know what makes them different from the previous interation of Speedmax boots apart…
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Northug,  brand with character that looks like winner

Northug, brand with character that looks like winner

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...A late model Porsche 911 is parked next to a graffiti calling on comrades to rise against capitalism and, separately, against sexism. Welcome to Grünerløkka, that " Greenwich Village of Oslo ", trendy and hip, where opinions and lifestyles diverge and daring ideas being born and implemented. Grünerløkka is a home to the Northug brand. From here - to the world! [caption id="attachment_18580" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Lower floor is to introduce potential retailers to the current collections ...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_18579" align="alignnone" width="1920"] ...while top floor is busy working on those of 2023 and who knows how far beyond[/caption] Meet Silje Vasvåg,key account manager at Northug, branch of Brand Assist AS: [caption id="attachment_18583" align="alignnone" width="1920"] "Northug brand has that X-Factor feel. You are not only getting the best quality glasses and textiles…
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Spotted: New Rossignol Boots

Spotted: New Rossignol Boots

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Håvard Solås Taugbøl was recently spotted wearing what looked like prototype classic ski boots. A bronze medallist of Oberstdorf'21 clearly aims to improve his performance further next season. It's not very often one gets to hear an assessment of something that hasn't been released yet but Håvard has shared his impressions: "Those are both classic and skiatlon boots. They are made on the same principle as the old ones - with a cuff you can take on and off. These new ones have a higher outside layer though that goes up to the lower legs. How do they work for me? Very good 🙌🏼". In the coming weeks and months we shall see a lot of new gear - all aimed at giving an athlete an edge, whatever small, at…
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No, zip-tie is not new must-have accessory for bindings

No, zip-tie is not new must-have accessory for bindings

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Blink Fesfivalen is not just a yet another event on the season's roster - it's a bit of a podium walk where one gets to see the very newest in equipment (like prototype ski boots of which later) and trends. So when many a skier and a biathlete started to appear on the photos from Blink with zip-tie over their bindings, people went talking - we at Dailyskier.com received dozens of questions and requests for clarification. Here you have it: Says Henrik Kvissel, Rottefella manager: "It's just a precaution. Simen Krueger's binding got undone at the start of Lysebotn Uphill race after a little collision with a fellow racer. There is no way to establish with a certainty whether it was a once-in-a-million chance, a fault of a particular binding…
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