Blink Skifestival introduces new promising race format

Blink Skifestival introduces new promising race format

Leaders, Newsfeed
Blink skifesfival is not just a unique amalgamation of xcskiing, biathlon and open-air pop-music concerts. It blazes the trail in introducing new race formats that show great potential. On Friday Blink rolled out a new idea: a combo race: individual prologues ( 2.6k women, 4.2k men) followed two hours later by pursuit races of 10/ 14k. The Sandness Arena is a primarily training grounds so slopes' difficulty is not on par with what the top international stars assembled are accustomed to - but we are talking rollerskis , no snow skier wants to risk an injury on treacherous asphalt downhill, so there were no complaints among the starters. That's to say that sprinters felt right at home in their relatively long prologue while a distance runner found her/ himself a…
Read More
Gear Silje and Vilde Used On Their Multi-mile Rollerski Vacation

Gear Silje and Vilde Used On Their Multi-mile Rollerski Vacation

Gear News, Newsfeed
Well, you surely read our story about Silje and Vilde who embarked on long rollerski vacation across Denmark. And now you want to know what gear and textiles the two young Norwegians used - 240 kilometers while pulling a heavy cart and sleeping al fresco is not something you want to do wearing a T-shirt from a supermarket and a pair of skis your uncle had stored in his garage! GEAR: Note Swix newest Roadline One poles - the company from Lillehammer promises that those are more gentle on your elbows while rollerskiing while maintaining the same low weight/ high stiffness as venerable Triacs. "They are amazing , - says Silje Vasvåg, - never tried any better" IDT's Classic RM2s, used by the most leading national teams, have been working…
Read More
Silje,  Vilde And Their 50k/day Rollerski Vacation Across Denmark

Silje, Vilde And Their 50k/day Rollerski Vacation Across Denmark

Newsfeed, Travel & Mass Sport, Trivia
" Just living is not enough, says the butterfly in the short Hans Christian Andersen's tale , one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” Meet Silje Vasvåg and Vilde Hammernes Pedersen, two urbanite millennials from Oslo who decided to experience Denmark in a very unusual way. " Vilde and I had worked together for some time, and went skiing on our time off at the season opening at Beitostølen. We found out that we loved to work out together, and so we decided to do a training camp upcoming summer. But it had to be something with skiing. Therefore we decided on visiting a country on rollerskis. From there we started to think about how we could make it a bit more complicated...." And complicated they did: "…
Read More
Ball Bearings: Who Uses What

Ball Bearings: Who Uses What

Gear News, Newsfeed
Some rollerski makers only produce frames, others also mill hubs and even mold rubber in house. One thing that all of them have to buy from third parties is, perhaps, the most crucial element in construction: Ball bearings. Devout rollerskiers want to shave a fraction of second from their results and thus use mega-expensive ceramic bearigns that they also clean before each race. We reckon there are only a few hundred people like that on the planet - and they all/mostly are into speed rollerskiing. The hundreds of thousands of "regular skiers" care more about longevity and reliability of their gear. [caption id="attachment_16189" align="alignnone" width="1920"] The most important quality of the ball bearings when it comes to rollerskiing is an ability to handle abusive treatment[/caption] Which means that pretty much…
Read More
That Is How Many Collabs Klaebo Did This Year – And Why His Are Of Totally Novel Kind

That Is How Many Collabs Klaebo Did This Year – And Why His Are Of Totally Novel Kind

Leaders, Newsfeed
There is nobody like Johannes Høsflot Klaebo. Never was in the history of skiing. Ans we are not talking his crazy Olympic and world titles' count for a guy aged only 23. We are talking about his mass appeal. The world did know popular skiers but it would be fair to say that nobody, not even Therese Johaug or Petter Northug, could be compared in volume of buzz that surrounds the skiing's youngest Olympic champion. And that buzz has quite a material side. Since the end of the last season a 23 year old Norwegian super star: - launched Hufs hair product line https://www.instagram.com/p/BzqfQflBEmI/ - became a face of Abilica training equipment line https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5ITHvImHIY&list=PLXmLfJZ3LlLXgPyBRufdjiB1veqJU6Xuw - continued his cooperation with international giant Hoka One One [caption id="attachment_13537" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Clifton 6…
Read More