Great Early World Cup Success For PRO-SKI Rollerski Users

FasterSkierOctober 30, 2003

Training trends, fashion, money, rumors and advertising are all factors that affect athletes’ choice of training and racing equipment. There is however no money to be made by skiing on PRO-SKI rollerskis. Despite this fact, an impressive number of top skiers are choosing this brand for their summer and fall “dryland” training. The reason for their choice is the same as for past successful users like Olympic Champions Vegard Ulvang and Bjorn Daehlie — the resistance is right and the ski-feel is very good. The chance for progress in your racing is therefore high.

Today’s PRO-SKI users continue to be impressive and includes among others: 2003 50-km World Champion Martin Koukal (CZE), 2003 World Pursuit Champion Per Elofsson and other Swedish National Team members: Anders Sodergren, Mats Larsson, Anders Hogberg, Jorgen Brink, Bjorn Lind, Johan Olsson, Lina Andersson, Elin Ek, Mariana Handler and Ida Olsson.

50-km World Champion and PRO-SKI user Martin Koukal

Canadian Beckie Scott (with an impressive four top-ten results in last year’s World Championship) and team-mate Sara Renner are both PRO-SKI users. So are the last three years’ winners of the (Super Prestigious) World’s largest ski race, The Swedish Vasaloppet, Oscar Svard, Daniell Thynell and Henrik Eriksson!
There are many Olympic and World Champions that really whish that they could add a Vasaloppet victory to their collection.

Last weekend’s Sprint World Cup race in Düsseldorf, Germany had PRO-SKI users in 2nd, 4th and 7th place. Look for more impressive (PRO-SKI user) results when the regular World Cup starts at Beitostolen, Norway in couple weeks.

PRO-SKI Rollerskis is distributed in USA and Canada by TorbjornSport — <

Daniel Tynell: Fall Training

The summer is over and I’m looking forward to fall training, a great new winter and the upcoming race season. I hope you all enjoyed the summer and trained a great deal.
Personally I did well despite getting two colds and moving into a new house. I’m not a professional skier but work more or less full time along with training and racing.

My training (this summer) included a trip to France where I competed in a 5-day, stage orienteering competition. Different terrain than what I’m used to and lots of fun. I even got to visit Paris for two days!
I even brought my rollerskis on the trip and discovered that this activity is not common in southern France. I didn’t see any other rollerskiers.

Vasaloppet winner and PRO-SKI user Daniel Thynell

At the moment I’m training as much as possible. I usually take a couple days off when I feel that I have got in some solid training and some recovery is needed before I start the next period.
I mostly focus on rollerskiing, running and biking at different intensities. I have rollerskied more this summer than in past years. I feel that rollerskiing is the most specific ski training and the only way to make real improvements.

I have increased my number of rollerski speed and pace workouts. I believe that this will improve my efficiency and make me ski more relaxed in races. It should also help make me stronger and faster at the end of the race.

Vasaloppet winner and PRO-SKI user Oscar Svard

My advice for those who want to ski faster is very simple: rollerski more.
Not strictly rollerskiing so you overload your muscles but a gradual increase of this training method. Alternate your training between some very easy distance sessions, some faster distance, some shorter interval workouts and some strength training.

We need stomach, back and arm strength when you double-pole the Vasaloppet between Salen and Mora!

You’ll hear back from me sometimes this winter.

Good Luck,
Daniel Tynell

PRO-SKI Rollerskis is distributed in USA and Canada by TorbjornSport — <