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August 25, 2011: Volume 12, Number 20

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Rollerski Training App 

Share you Ideas?

 

An app developer would like your suggestions for what to include in a Roller Skiing app. Share with us, and him, your suggestions weanswer@skipost.com  

 

 

Here are some existing apps that are used for tracking your rollerskiing.

 

sports-tracker.com 

 Cyclemeter

soundofmotion.com

 

 

 

Visit to Start Factory 

Lahti, Finland 

 

I have spent the past three days at the Start's worldwide headquarters,

lab and factory in Lahti, Finland. 

 

In the coming months I will share with you in-depth details into the extensive and innovative Start wax and pole line.

  

From the back door of the offices you can access Lahti Nordic Center's 300km of trails  The Nordic Center is in Lahti's city center and a center- point of the cities activities hosting 6 Nordic World Championships since 1926, annual World Cups, regional and local events as well as the annual Finlandia Hiihto WorldLoppet

 

 

Lunch at the Nordic Center
Jukka Jarvinen, Harri Aaltonen, and Finnish TV celebrity and 24 hour Nordic record holder Teemu Virtanen
and I enjoy a lunch at the center.

 

Jukka and Wax Collection
Jukka Jarvinen, Start's founder and chief innovator,
shows me his collection of waxes dating back 90 years. 

 

wax collection
If they could talk.

 

kiho 1920
Circa 1920 From a Finnish chemical factory for short period  in a unique form

 

 

world record wax by m suksivoide
Wax by World Record Holder
M Suksivoide in 1920's
He held the 50 km world record at that time. At that time racing was done on lakes in large loop and world records were given 
 

 

 

Bullard wax
German wax from 60's
imported to finland by jarvanin ski factory
savays
1940's small firm 

 

Bratlie Klister
Klister in a can from Norway 40's or 50's 

   

suojaravsva
Wax made by Norwegeans
for the Finnish Soldiers during WW2.

 

  Next week I will delve into Start's kick wax line with you.

 

Start Reading the Product Catalog Now, Finish Faster!

 

 

nnf

 

The National Nordic Foundation (previously known as the National Cross Country Ski Education Foundation) was created to raise money to support key Pillar Projects in the Nordic skiing disciplines of Cross-Country and Nordic Combined. These Pillar Projects are specifically chosen to facilitate consistent long term athlete progression up the USSA Development Pipeline from local to international stardom.  The biggest developmental hurdle facing young American Nordic racers is gaining consistent access to quality coaching, training, and racing experiences.  Unlike their European counterparts, America's top athletes are spread throughout our vast country and live an ocean away from the center of Nordic racing in Europe.  Providing the next generations of U.S. Nordic athletes affordable and straightforward access to a progression of international quality experiences represents our nation's greatest development opportunity and funding need.  The National Nordic Foundation and its Pillar Projects General Fund exist to support these goals. 

 

Donate Today Here

 

 

 

NORTHSHORE ROLLERSKI MARATHON

IS SET FOR

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 at 8:45 am!

Duluth, MN

 

The NorthShore Inline Marathon organization would like to present the only rollerski marathon in the United States!

 

Enjoy the country's most scenic and exciting rollerski event along the beautiful North Shore of Lake Superior! The 26.2 mile marathon begins just south of Two Harbors and continues along Scenic Hwy 61, rolling through the I-35 tunnels, and finishing at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC).

More info here:

 

 

Rudy RX Direct with discount


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CXC-Salomon Super Fit Weekends

 

back by popular demand

 

 superfit mapping

   

Gear West Ski & Run - Long Lake, MN September 23-25, 2011

www.gearwest.com

Cyclova XC - St. Croix Falls, WI October 28-30, 2011

www.cyclovaXC.com

King Keyser - Hinsdale, IL October 28-30, 2011

www.kingkeyser.com

Fontana Sports - Madison, WI November 4-6, 2011

www.fontanasports.com

Hoigaard's - St. Louis Park, MN November 4-6, 2011

www.hoigaards.com

Joe's Ski Shop - St. Paul, MN November 11-13, 2011

www.joesskishop.com

Bicycle Doctor Bike & Ski - Dousman, WI November 11-13, 2011

www.bikedr.com

Finn Sisu, - St. Paul, MN December 2-4, 2011

www.finnsisu.com

Ski Hut - Duluth, MN December 2-4, 2011

www.theskihut.com


 

More SuperFit info:  

  

 START Pine Tar/Waxing Clinic & Pasty Dinner

OutThere Nordic Sports

 Rice Lake, WI

Friday, November 11, 2011 at 6:00pm

 

RSVP here

 Start Now, Finish Faster

 

 

 

rudy 40% off helmets

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Enjoy Winter,
Andrew Gerlach
Director/Editor- SkiPost

 
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