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 June 17, 2010: Volume 11, Number 7
Sunglass lens colors?
Dear SkiPost,
Can you explain to me what lens color is best for what light condition?
To answer this question I headed righht over to our friends at Rudy Project. Rudy Lens Technology
The color of any lens plays a critical role in the management of light. Different lens shades and densities make it possible to enhance or preserve the perception of colors, contrast and visual acuity, and can aid in glare reduction and the elimination of UV rays. Every shade of lens and every treatment applied to them holds a specific function and purpose that allows you to manage your light conditions to meet the demands of your environment or activity.

For particular light conditions, Rudy Project offers technically advanced specialty lenses with high visual quality tailored to your needs. The various lenses enable you to perform and excel in any light or atmospheric condition you may encounter.

ImpactX™ImpactX™ Photochromic lenses provide unique climatic management technology, getting dark from low to high light transmission within few seconds; ImpactX™Polarized Photochromic enhance contrast and depth perception while providing unparalleled eye protection. 
-Pure Grey
-Photochromic Grey
-Photochromic Red
-Polarized Photochromic Grey
Impact x 
impactx lens light transmission 

POLAR 3FX™Basically, Polar 3FX is eye candy for your eyes! After years of research and refinement, Polar 3FX was perfected by combining advanced polycarbonate technology and processes with cutting edge coatings, turning conventional thinking on its head. Polar 3FX ensures the complete and thorough elimination of glare, polarized light and harmful UV rays and provides excellent eye protection. Its unique light absorption and molecular properties enhance contrast and depth perception while maintaining color integrity and minimizing eye strain.
Polar 3FX™ Grey Laser

Polar 3FX™ Brown Laser
Polar 3FX™ Brown Laser
 3fx light transmission
High optical quality lenses in high definition Polycarbonate treated with multi layered coating to enhance visual depth and eliminate eye fatigue.
 smoke light transmission
High optical quality lenses in high definition Polycarbonate treated with multi layered coating to enhance visual depth and eliminate eye fatigue
Racing Red
 Racing Red Light Transmission
Lens that transmits 37% of light. It's wear is recommended for variable weather.
 Red Light Transmission
These lenses transmit 87% of light and enhance contrast and depth. They are ideal for early morning light and sunset or rainy days.
 Yellow Light Transmsission
A natural high contrast funky lens that transmits 70% light and is perfect for general street wear and intermittent light conditions.
 Orange Light Transmission
High contrast lenses built around chromatic partitioning, they enhance colors contrast and cut glare from all angles maximizing visual clarity.

 action light trans
Designed to protect the eye from dust and other foreign bodies during sporting activities. Excellent protection during very cold weather.

transparent light trans
Laser Lenses
Engineered for sunny days and bright light conditions, Laser™ lenses provide 400UV protection and come in a wide variety of colors.

The metal oxide "Mirror" coating, offered in blue, bronze, copper, sky and black, transmits only 12% of the light, making these lenses ideal for very sunny days with strong reflected light.
laser light trans
The multilaser series have been developed with a special process implementing very thin "mirror" coatings on the lens surface, improving it's scratch resistance and it's superb cosmetic aspect.
multi light trans
A partial "laser" gradient coating is applied to a different color base lens. The gradient density (darker on the top/lighter on the bottom) makes it perfect for variable light conditions

laser deg
  Ski Marathons
Chasing Pheidippides, Part 2
 Prior to the fabled run from Marathon to Athens bringing the message of victory, Pheidippides ran 240 km, or about 150 miles, over two days as he was sent to Sparta requesting help when the Persians landed in Marathon, Greece.

What if Fippi had a bicycle? Idaho's ski marathoners, a.k.a. Master Skiers, came out in force to conquer a similar distance, 187 miles and 16,191 feet of elevation, in the 2010 Lyle Pearson 200 cycling team relay through the peaks and valleys between Boise and Sun Valley, Idaho. The skiers were seen scaling steep slopes at 7,000 feet, bombing awesome descents and powering the carrier stretches in between.

This may appear to have little to do with cross-country skiing, but why do skiers ride bikes and why do the cycling teams recruit skiers? Although focusing 24/365 on skiing, our elite athletes are often seen in other sports during the off-season. Doing a varied set of activities is even more relevant for the rest of us who are pursuing fitness for a lifetime rather than the next ski championship. Besides specific ski motions, cross-country skiing is part of the endurance family of sports with a multitude of fine cross-over activities in any season. Events, like this bicycle race or tracing Fippi on foot, make for good intermittent focal points as well as fitness goals and motivate people to come out.

Jon Engen Time Trial Ready
Jon Engen Time Trial Ready
The point of this is to encourage the vast population of cross-country skiers to stay fit in the off-season, yet avoid getting carried away with ski training in the spring and early summer. Endurance, VO2 and strength can be trained in a variety of ways; we have half a year before next winter and several summer months to bring specificity into the ski training. We need to hit ski season with excitement, in high spirit, and with good energy for skiing. Stay fit and enjoy the summer.

Ski marathoners stay tuned as we chase Pheidippides through traditional and not so traditional cross-country ski training from Marathon to Athens.

Jon Engen -
Master Skier, 3-time Winter Olympian & Enthusiastic Athlete
Olympic Day 
Olympic Day Celebration 
June 25 Woodruff, WI
Olympic Day Celebration
Central Cross Country Ski Association (CXC) announced today that an Olympic Day celebration will be held on June 25 from 1PM to 4PM at the Premier Physical Medicine and Wellness Clinic, 1446 Hwy 47, Woodruff, WI. Olympic Day will be a special event featuring Olympic athletes, skill improvement lessons for many sports, and sports-related games for kids and families of all ability levels.
Amateur athletics is very important to the northwoods communities, and physical activity of any kind helps to keep our citizens healthier.
The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) celebrates Olympic Day annually with events at the Olympic Training Centers and official training sites, as well as coordinating activities with affiliated sport National Governing Bodies and multi-sport organizations.  This year, through a partnership with our nation's athletes and community based organizations, Olympic Day celebrations have expanded to cities across the country. In each community, the program will encourage physical activity and promote the Olympic values of fair play, cooperation and respect for others.
Today's announcement of Olympic Day in Woodruff, WI, and the community's cooperative celebration with other cities will send a clear message to the International Olympic Committee that Central Cross Country Ski Association, Woodruff, WI and the United States of America support the Olympic Movement in the United States.
Olympic Day is a worldwide commemoration of Baron Pierre de Coubertin's June 23, 1894, convening of the first International Olympic Committee meeting at the Sorbonne in Paris, and the founding of the Modern Olympic Games. National Olympic Committees throughout the world will also participate in the international celebration, with each Olympic Committee sending Olympic Day greetings to participating nations.

WHAT: Olympic Day Celebration                 
WHEN: June 25, 2010 from 1PM - 4PM
WHERE: Premier Physical Medicine and Wellness Clinic | 1446 Hwy 47 | Woodruff, WI

For more information, please contact Premier Physical Medicine and Wellness Clinic at 715-356-9999.

The National Cross Country Ski Education Foundation is a backbone
for the development of world-class skiers in the United States.

The not for profit organization NCCSEF is celebrating 12 years of supporting U.S. skiing and we have a lot to be proud of. We have
granted over $175,000 in NCCSEF Future Funds over that period.
In fact, we've funded every World Junior Championship team since 1997 and every J1 Scando Cup team since it was initiated in 1999. Now, as we gear up for Vancouver 2010 and beyond, there is even more work to be done!

NCCSEF provides the essential funding for the junior and under-23 competition and preparation projects making up several key steps in the development pipeline. The development pipeline is the pathway to success in the sport of cross-country skiing.
Find out how you can help at
Assistant Coach needed at
Michigan Tech
Cross-Country Skiing, Running &
Track and Field

For more info:
Joe Haggenmiller
Head Coach CC Running, Skiing,and Track & Field
MTU Athletics
Phone 906-487-2986
Mobile 906-281-1214
CXC Camps and Academy

Jr. Birkie One-Day Camp - The One-Day Birkie Junior Camp will be a camp for age categories J5/J4/J3/J2/J1 (8 years old and up) of junior athletes.This camp will involve many different elements of dryland and sport specific training.  Athletes will do agility "games" and technique drills, balance and strength exercises, ski imitation that will improve their technique and training in cross-country skiing.

Jr. Birkie Camp - The Birkie Junior Technique Camp will be a 4 day camp for all ages of junior athletes to train together.  If you come to this camp, all of your friends will be jealous.  That's not even a joke (ok, maybe it's a joke, but the camp will be awesome!).  Athletes should plan to do running drills, strength exercises, ski imitation, and rollerskiing during this time together. Registration is open Jr Birkie Camp Registration
Birkie Masters Camp (7/30 to 8/1) - With the weather in the Midwest getting dangerously close to 3-digits winter is looking pretty sweet!  Well, this is the perfect way to remind you that the ski season isn't so far away.  Come out and meet other skiers, train hard, and enjoy!  
Register for this camp here: Masters Camp Registration  
Birkie Women's Camp - This is, as the name suggests, a camp for women.  The main selling point here is that it is a camp for awesome women run by awesome women.  Nina Gavrilyuk has three (3!!!!) Olympic gold medals and she's going to be the coach!  We aren't promising that you'll be in the running for an Olympic medal of your own after this camp, but we can promise you will leave inspired and more knowledgeable.  
Come join the fun by registering today:
Women's Camp Registration 

Hayward (WI) Masters Team Chapter - Group Sessions Schedule
Chapter Coach: Igor Badamshin
About Masters Team and Masters Team Chapters: Masters Team info

June 28th, 29th
July 28th, 29th
August 4th and 5th
September 20th, 21st
October 18th, 19th
November 15th, 16th
December 20th, 21
January TBD
February TBD
For exact times and locations  e-mail Igor Badamshin

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