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Toko Tech Manual 2005-2006

9/15/2005 - By Toko

Describes - in great detail - base structuring, glide waxing, kick waxing, waxing tools, ironing techniques, and glide testing. A must read for any racer, even if you don't use Toko waxes. 438KB PDF file,

A Trio of Ski Skett Classic Rollerskis
A Trio of Ski Skett Classic Rollerskis

A Trio of Ski Skett Classic Rollerskis

9/1/2005 - By Ben Arians

I have used a lot of classic rollerskis, and over the last several years have found that the Ski Skett Nord classic models are light, flexible, come in a variety of wheel speeds/durometers, and handle incredibly well.

Strength Training to Improve Athletic Performance
Strength Training to Improve Athletic Performance

Strength Training to Improve Athletic Performance

8/14/2005 - By Mike Muha

Doug Garfield's latest book, "RepMotions" reintroduces progressive resistance training as a practical resource for general athletes and medical and exercise professionals involved in training their patients and clients.,

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Fisher Sports and Swix Announce New Partnership

8/7/2005 - By Eli Brown

Fischer Nordic Racing Manager, Eli Brown, has officially announced the formation of a Fischer / Swix Nordic racing program. The team, to be known as FSx is in place for the 2005/06 season.,

Marwe 610 Rollerski Review
Marwe 610 Rollerski Review

Marwe 610 Rollerski Review

7/14/2005 - By Jim Howe

I have had my Marwe 610 rollerskis for about 3 weeks and I have skied about 150kms. I have found these freestyle rollerskis simulate the real thing better than other rollerskis I have used.

June 2005 Nordic Ultratune Update

6/29/2005 - By Mark Waecher

The latest news from Nordic Ultratune, plus Nat Brown's excellent commentaries and suggestions for base prep and care.,

www.cxcacademy.com/

Amer Sports, Maker of Atomic, Acquires Salomon

5/2/2005 4:44:00 PM - By Mike Muha

Amer Sports Corporation, maker of Atomic skis (among other products and brands) has made an agreement with adidas-Salomon AG to acquire Salomon,

US Company to Buy Rossignol

3/28/2005 8:48:00 AM - By Mike Muha

US surf clothes maker Quiksilver, Inc, announces an agreement in principle to acquire Rossignol.,

START Grip Tape for Classic Skis
START Grip Tape for Classic Skis

START Grip Tape for Classic Skis

3/12/2005 - By John O'Connell

Grip Tape is applied like Scotch Tape to the kick zone of your classic skis. According to Start, 'it's one product for all conditions from +5° to -20°C, Start Grip Tape gives excellent grip, which lasts 250 km or even more.' Here's what I found...,

www.usskipoles.com/
Atomic Racing Skis: New Bases, New Shapes, & Waxless
Atomic Racing Skis: New Bases, New Shapes, & Waxless

Atomic Racing Skis: New Bases, New Shapes, & Waxless

1/29/2005 - By Mike Muha

Atomic is making several changes to their lineup for 2005, including new base material, better grinding, new profiles, and a non-fishscale waxless race ski for temperatures around freezing.,

NIS Nordic Integrated System
NIS Nordic Integrated System

NIS Nordic Integrated System

1/26/2005 - By Mike Muha

Rossignol, Madshus, Rottefella, and Alpina announce NIS, the Nordic Integrated System. NIS is an adjustable integrated ski and binding system that is compatible with existing boots and bindings. See exclusive video of the system!,

A cross-training alternative to skiing!
A cross-training alternative to skiing!

A cross-training alternative to skiing!

1/16/2005 - By Carole Mueller-Brumbaugh

The seasoned diehards of GRNST, Ernie Brumbaugh and Old Steve Smigiel, found a solution to cross country skiing when there's no snow: Ice blades with skate bindings on them.,

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