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From personalized wax advice and equipment management to digital performance tracking and workout overview. The new Madshus empower 2 app is a whole new dimension to skiing. Imagine always having perfect wax, never pondering which skis to pick or wondering which grind a certain pair has. Enter: the free Madshus Empower 2 app, available in the App Store and Google Play now. The Madshus Empower 2 app, which is available for free in the App...

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  This interview series is made possible on FasterSkier through the generous support of Marty and Kathy Hall and their A Hall Mark of Excellence Award. To learn more about A Hall Mark of Excellence Award or to learn how you can support FasterSkier’s coverage please contact info@fasterskier.com. TOKO: Wax, Tools, Gloves, Accessories  Gus Schumacher is the defending World Junior Nordic Ski Champion, U.S. National Skate Sprint Champion, and currently 2nd world-ranked under 23 skier....

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This interview series is made possible on FasterSkier through the generous support of Marty and Kathy Hall and their A Hall Mark of Excellence Award. To learn more about A Hall Mark of Excellence Award or to learn how you can support FasterSkier’s coverage please contact info@fasterskier.com. TOKO: Wax, Tools, Gloves, Accessories  David Norris has 10 top 30 World Cup, World Championship, and Olympic individual finishes. He is also the 2016 American Birkebeiner Champion. He...

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At six foot four, Bend Oregon’s Barry Wick remains a person you want to draft behind. The former World Championship mountain biker and cyclocross rider still carries many in town on his wings. There’s the fact of the matter tallness, and yes drafting behind him does feel like you’ve got just a little more lift. He’s also the brains behind bike manufacturer Kona’s endurance cycling team, he’s the endurance team manager, and the owner and...

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The Davos Switzerland cross-country world cup weekend is in the books. It was a great one for the US Ski Team.  Rosie Brennan won both the sprint and the distance races, claiming both the overall World Cup leader bib and the Sprint Cup bib all in the same weekend.  On top of Rosie’s success, the young skier’s team had a breakout weekend with JC Schoonmaker qualifying for the sprints in fifth and Scott Patterson finishing...

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Hailey Swirbul (USA) posted her first World Cup podium this weekend, on the same course where she earned her first World Cup points last season. “WAIT, WHAT!?!? Am I seeing that right?? I came in third?? I just raced my heart out, and my skis were amazing. I am so excited,” the 22-year-old cross-country skier said after her 10-kilometer skate race in Davos (SUI) on Sunday. For Swirbul, the podium was both a surprise and...

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“Incredibly stable and reliable, and overall a very enjoyable skiing experience” The new skin ski model Madshus Endurace Intelligrip®  was rated the best overall skin skis in a large, comprehensive skin ski test comparing skin ski models for recreational skiers from all the major ski manufacturers. Best overall performance and feel The skis in the test were rated according to performance on several key properties: weight, glide, grip, turning and handling, double-poling, ski feel and price. “Incredibly stable and...

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The first weekend is in the books, and we can cross off a top 10, top 5, and technically a top 3 off of the to-do list. Being behind the scenes and waxing in the wax truck is a whole different perspective.  It is far more stressful but also incredibly fun.  I am mainly a part of the glide team and will help with testing, picking, and applying waxes for any given day. The conditions...

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Sturla Holm Lægreid (NOR) crushed his competitors in the IBU biathlon World Cup opener  on Saturday and earned his first World Cup victory. On Sunday, turbo junior Helene Fossesholm (NOR) posted the second-fastest time of the day in the 10-kilometer pursuit at the FIS Nordic World Cup opener. “It hasn’t quite sunk in yet. I never imagined I would win,” Lægreid said after his race, which took place in in Kontiolahti (FIN). The 23-year-old dominated the 20-kilometer individual competition,...

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It’s Chris Hecker again checking in from Ruka, Finland where we will have our opening world cup races this coming weekend. Ruka has notoriously been raced on artificial snow mixed with stored snow. In Europe, multiple places will store snow underground during summer so that when winter comes around they can dig out the snow and create a ski track for racers of all abilities. We arrived as a team on November 19th and have...

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The talented 19-year-old Helene Marie Fossesholm continues her long relationship with Madshus on skis and boots through 2023. The turbo junior, who was named to the Norwegian A-team after routinely challenging the established World Cup elite for the past two seasons, is looking forward to continue her relationship with the Norwegian ski manufacturer at Biri. “I’m super satisfied with all the equipment and the outstanding service and support I’ve received from Madshus throughout my career...

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Meet Håkan Nordbäck, head of the Madshus grinding department. While the geometry, flex, camber and materials that make up the construction of the ski are the most important factors determining the glide and properties of ski, grinds and structures contribute significantly to enhancing the speed of the ski, along with glide wax and topping products. Now that both the International Ski Federation (FIS) and the International Biathlon Union (IBU) are banning all fluorocarbon-based ski wax...

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SkiErg Sprints The SkiErg Sprints is an annual virtual race that allows you to compare your time against others worldwide in a one-weekend showdown of SkiErg speed. There are age categories from 12 and under to 80+ as well as adaptive classes. This event is for everyone! When and Where The 2020 SkiErg Sprints takes place between November 12-15, 2020. You can take part on your own or in an organized race or event. You can...

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Madshus caught up with Harald Østberg Amundsen, the man who pulled in no less than four medals out of four opportunities at the FIS U23 World Championships in Germany last winter. The effort also earned him a spot on the Norwegian National team. These days, Østberg Amundsen is getting ready for the national FIS season opener events at Beitostølen (NOR). The traditional race weekend takes place on November 20-22. Friday features classic sprint races for...

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The all new Redline 3.0 skis are hitting the market right now, after three years of intense research and development, testing and collaboration with the top Madshus athletes. buy metronidazole So, what’s the big deal with the new Madshus Redline 3.0? Let’s hear it from four-time Olympic medalist Krista Pärmäkoski. The 29-year-old Finn, who is entering her 13th season on the World Cup level, is aiming for gold again at the 2021 FIS World Championships...

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The Madshus Redline 3.0 is no less than a small revolution three years in the making. There are huge changes under the hood on the new Redline 3.0 models headed for retailers this season. Madshus engineers explain what’s under the top coat of the all-new Redline 3.0 models. The new Redline models are the result of intense product development, rigorous testing and an open-mindedness to question established methods and principles of ski construction and manufacturing,...

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Watch Matt Liebsch talk about picking skis before his 2018 trip to Europe. Skis are all different, even within a pair there are differences since skis are made in single quantities, one at a time. The manufacturing process to produce a ski is still variable and the materials can change. The core of most skis are made of wood, foam and laminates and there is variability in the material. In addition, variability is introduced by...

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Madshus World Cup racer Lucas Bögl puts in up to 30 hours a week in preparation for the is preparing for the 2020-21 season. Check out his favorite workout. The 30-year-old from Holzkirchen in Bavaria is entering his fourth season with the German national A-team, and with the 2021 FIS Nordic World Championships on home turf in February-March, Bögl is training hard to take his performance all the way to the podium this season. “I...

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Come and join our professional coaching staff to get a “jump start” on your 2020 – 2021 ski season during the Yellowstone Ski Festival, November 26-28, 2020.  The staff provides a solid understanding of technique, and gives you the tools and drills to gain efficiency and strength at the camp and throughout your ski season. The coaching staff is composed of an elite group of XC ski professionals which includes retired world class skiers, coaches and...

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Madshus athlete Hailey Swirbul (USA) shares her strategies for getting the job done and preparing for the upcoming season amidst the corona pandemic that has hit the United States harder than any other Western country. “I’m trying not to stress out about it. The virus is out of my control. But of course, we are concerned. In our team, we no longer talk about what we will do if someone in the group gets infected...