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Treat Your Poles with Care

Racing poles are delicate pieces of equipment, and should be treated as such. Something to keep in mind when you’re standing in the track banging your brand new top of the line carbon race poles against your bottom of boots to get the sticky snow out of the grooves. Don’t. While they are designed to […]

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Straps: Poles are More Than Just a Lightweight Shaft

Pole straps have come a long way, and the devil is in the details. Over the past few years, the pole strap is one area where the almost all the manufacturers have improved. There is a lot of research going into choosing materials for the strap, such as moldable foams that adapt to the shape […]

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How to Determine Correct Pole Length

Pole length is a topic that generates hours of discussions among skiers. There are some general guidelines and rules of thumb, as well as charts from the various manufacturers. But there are several factors that complicate the matter, such as technique, proficiency and individual preferences. And of course, length depends on whether the poles are […]

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What to Look for When Buying Ski Poles

Should you spring for top-of-the-line carbon poles or second-tier racing poles? How do you determine length? And what about the straps? How much do poles matter anyway? Well, consider this: When skate skiing, more than 50 percent of the forward momentum can come from the pole stroke. When double-poling, the pole stroke is nearly 100 […]

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Launching The Gear Truck

The cross-country gear distributor SPORTWIN AB is hitting the road with a brand new gear truck, based on the wax trucks of the national teams. The semi truck has a showroom that doubles as a mobile classroom for clinics as well as a fully equipped, ventilated wax room with state of the art technology. The […]

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Madshus wraps up yet another amazing season

Madshus continues to improve market share and position. As spring rolls around, Madshus sums up yet another successful season, and we continue to strengthen our position in the Nordic skiing industry.   Products Madshus opened the season at the ISPO fair in Munich by introducing a number of innovative new products and technologies: the new […]

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Ski technology: Pressure points determine properties

Pressure points are crucial for how a ski will behave. A cold snow ski behaves differently than a ski built for wet and warm conditions, simply because they have different constructions. Ever wondered why a cold conditions ski doesn’t run very well with klister, even if the kick zone is tall enough to accommodate klister? […]

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Ski Poles: Much More Than a Shaft

A ski pole is just just a shaft, some cork and a basket. Or not. Top racing poles is based on years of research and development, testing, engineering and design. There has been an incredible development in the racing pole segment, but the best poles still deliver in on four basic categories: light weight for […]

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Secrets to great skis

Picking the perfect skis is more than just matching a skiers weight and height with a form. The brand of skis, the conditions they will be used in, and who will ski them important elements in picking the perfect skis. And some factors that matter more than others. For starters, only a few brands produce […]

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New Madshus ski pole line will be launched at ISPO 2011

Madshus Poles: From Power to Propulsion Welcome to the next generation of propulsion! We redesigned the new 2011-2012 Madshus pole line with a focus on across the board comfort and fit, race-level performance, and touring value. The completely redesigned Madshus pole line features the improved grip and security of the Contour Champion and Race Straps, […]

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