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Østberg Replaces Bjørgen in Tour de Ski

Madshus racer Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (NOR) is named to the Norwegian Tour de Ski squad, the Norwegian National team announced on December 25. Østberg replaces Marit Bjørgen, who drops out of the Tour after experiencing heart arrhythmia just before Christmas. Bjørgen was admitted to the hospital in Trondheim for testing on December 23, but was […]

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Choosing the Right Race Skis – Part 3: Get the Most Out of Your Equipment

When you’ve arrived on your skis and they’re out of the box, then what? Theoretically, there is nothing else you have to do but go ski and tear up the trails. However, there are still a few more tricks in the box that help you get even more from your skis. The NIS plate on […]

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FIS Marathon Cup 2012-13: 10 Days to Go

Even though the winter has already arrived in many areas of Europe and the FIS Cross Country World Cup has kicked off with its first two competition weekends in Gällivare (SWE) and Kuusamo (FIN), the athletes of the FIS Marathon Cup still have a few more days to prepare before their season finally gets under […]

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Choosing the Right Race Skis – part 2: Flex and Splay

The right flex for your weight and technique as well as the correct splay for the conditions are critical factors for performance. Finding those skis shouldn’t be like looking for a needle in a haystack. As the selection and properties of race skis evolve, trends and techniques for picking skis change. But it should be […]

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Perfect Race for Moan at World Cup Opener

Magnus Moan (NOR) delivered a much-needed victory in the Nordic Combined World Cup Opener on Saturday. Much-needed because the Madshus racer has worked through two rough seasons, and he was finally rewarded for his hard work and commitment. “It means the world to me to be standing here again as the winner. I’ve had two […]

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Choosing the Right Race Skis – Part 1

Perfect race skis are the sum of construction and geometry, premium materials and careful selection. First, let’s look at what makes a good race ski. Madshus racing skis are the tangible result of innovative engineering, years of product development, researched and selected materials, and a carefully controlled and monitored manufacturing process. Even the machines in […]

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Brink Opens Strong in Bruksvallarna

Madshus Marathon Team racer Jörgen Brink (SWE) served up a strong performance at the FIS season opener events in Bruksvallarna last weekend. “I’m very pleased with the races. I usually don’t race very well in the beginning of the season, so this is good for me,” Brink said after his races in Bruksvallarna. The three-time […]

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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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Bjoerndalen Back in Business

The king of biathlon, Ole Einar Bjoerndalen (NOR, Madshus), is back in shape. This weekend, Bjoerndalen won the pursuit at the Norwegian summer nationals in Holmenkollen by 2.5 minutes. Bjoerndalen delivered a solid race on Saturday, and continued with an impressive performance on Sunday. With only one missed target, nobody was close to the King. […]

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Birkebeiner,Vasaloppet and IEC in Sports form Ski Classics AB

Ski Classics has been turned into a joint stock company. “This is an important step in developing Ski Classics in the right direction,” says chairman Jonas Bauer. Ski Classics is the long distance ski championships, consisting of six of the most prestigious ski events in the world: Jizerská Padesatká in Czech Republic, Marcialonga in Italy, […]

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