Russia in Trouble

on .

 

Prior to 2014 Russia was one of the most important markets for V2 roller skis, speed reducers, brakes and roller ski ferrules. Russia also purchased a lot of V2 ski forms, ski tuning products and roller ski gloves. In the last twelve months the Ruble has lost over 50% of its value.

LACK OF SNOW

on .

LACK OF SNOW

 

Because of the lack of snow in Europe, races are being moved and shortened. The Davos race this coming weekend shortened to 15K for the men. The races that were to take place in France next weekend will be moved to Davos, again with shorter races. So Davos will host two race weekends in a row. Johan Olsson will not be racing as his lung infection is still bothering him.

V2 Home Page

on .

 

The V2 Home Page.

 

In 2012 a web designer re-did our home page using a program called Joomla. The problem was that we had no one in house that knew anything about Joomla and every time we needed to add new products or make changes we had to get help. The person who designed our website is extremely busy and last summer it became obvious that we had to learn something about Joomla so we could edit our website.

 

Started about two months ago and since I don’t have that much time to work on the website it’s been frustrating, but we are finally getting there. As of today the front page now has a new slide show with our latest products, we have photos and descriptions of all the new products we introduced this summer and the Ski Guide, Price List and Instruction sheets have been updated. There are still some minor items to be corrected, but for all practical purposes our website is now up to date and we can now do this in house.

 

 

Sarah

on .

Sarah Sjoestroem was expected to capture two medals in swimming at the 2012 Olympics in London, but she left London without any medals. After yesterday I am sure her disappointment from the Olympics does not matter. Last night at the World Swimming Championships in Doha she broke both the 100M butterfly and 200M freestyle World Records by a huge margin and she became the first female to go under 55 seconds in the 100M butterfly. One hour after she won the 100M she entered the 200M freestyle, that is not one of her favorite races, and again won by a very large margin. Not sure, but think she now has four World Records.

 

Sarah

 

Peaking

on .

Peaking Twice

 

The Norwegian men and women have been totally dominant in Ruka and Lillehammer, the first two World Cup XC events. Norway must have a deliberate plan to peak twice. Massive training this last summer and fall, then taper for the early World Cup races and than extensive training again before tapering once more so they will peak by February 18, when the World Championships start in Falun. There are still 74 days left before the start of the World Championships so peaking twice is not a problem.

 

Just nine months ago at the Sochi Olympics there was a very different scenario where Norway did not display this kind of superiority. Members from other nations teams have stated that they did not consider the early World Cup races important. Will be very interesting to see what happens in Falun.

logo

 

Official Supplier of
Cross Country Canada 

Official Supplier of
Cross Country Russia