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  Press release) New for 2015, the   I’m happy to report that although they may at first seem similar to other options out there, there are a multitude of small, well thought out touches that set the Carbonlite rollerskis apart and make them possibly the best overall rollerski models available.First impressions first; the combination of carbon, air-core, and aluminum that Fischer uses for the shaft makes these skis stiff. This is noticeable in two...

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Erik Bjornsen and Brian Gregg are looking to use today's 30 k skiathlon to boost their performances later in the Olympics, where Bjornsen is focusing on the 15 k classic and Gregg on the 50 k skate. Graeme Killick of Canada, meanwhile, adjusted to not being in the front with a huge gap. Kris Freeman struggled in the skiathlon, and he and coach Zach Caldwell are doing some soul-searching to figure out why.

Woodski has released the best ski clamp on the planet – the new foot clamp is here and ready to take on the world!  Combined with the New World Wax table waxers will reach a new level of efficiency and ease in waxing. The foot clamp uses a pedal to release the spring loaded clamp allowing for two handed handling of the skis.  Klistered skis, new unmounted skis, wide bindings are all easy to handle...

Around the country people are just starting to get skis on snow, and that means we’re just starting to get feedback on our work. I get nervous for the early feedback every year, but every year the feedback gets better. It’s not easy to write a glowing review of your own work without sounding conceited. Lucky for us, one of our customers has taken care of it!

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This is the debut article for our new section: a classic Question and Answer. In every biweekly issue of Caldwell Sport   What is the best way to sharpen rollerski pole tips? — Dave Sharp rollerski ferrules are essential to keep you training longer and prevent injury. At Gear West we recommend the Edgecrafter Diamond Sharpener. The tool is substantial enough to give your ferrules a great sharp tip, but also small enough to take...

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  Our first trip of the summer was to Norway. Zach planned the trip so that we could spend a few days skiing on the snow at Sognefjell, about a 3 hour drive north of Lillehammer, with some of the US Ski Team guys that he coaches. Sognefjell is a remote mountainous area located above the Sognefjord. Its elevation is about 4500ft and holds snow well into the summer. There is a hostel-like lodge there...

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Noah Hoffman has been all over the world this summer in search of snow, and in less than a week the U.S. Ski Team member will be jetting off again to find more. This time he’s headed to the Southern Hemisphere along with teammate Kris Freeman to train at the Snow Farm, New Zealand’s premier cross-country ski field and, until this year, a regular U.S. training destination. It won’t be the first time this summer...

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Two weeks ago, Kris Freeman and Noah Hoffman weren’t exactly sure what they were in for before flying to Norway, but they were excited. The two had been invited to a Norwegian national team training camp, and without much else besides their bare necessities, they headed to the snowfields of Sognefjell. On June 3, the two U.S. Ski Team (USST) members jumped into action with the Norwegian men’s squad, kicking things off Sunday afternoon with...

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They spend half the year competing against Norway every weekend in Europe, but for a few days this June, U.S. distance specialists Kris Freeman and Noah Hoffman will be welcomed into the Norwegian National Team’s training camp on the snow fields at Sognefjell. If you don’t happen to read every paid advertisement that goes up on this site, you may have missed the announcement of this website, Alsgaard saw Hoffman ski last December in Davos,...