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August 25, 2011: Volume 12, Number 20


Rollerski Training App 

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



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





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
1940's small firm 


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


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!





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. 


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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:



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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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




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