Marit Björgen's classic style skis

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Magnus Johansson
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Marit Björgen's classic style skis

Post by Magnus Johansson » Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:36 am

Interesting facts about Marit Björgen's classic style skis are revealed in a little clip by Swedish Television featuring reporter and expert commentator Mathias Fredriksson, Marit Björgen herself and her ski technician Perry Olsson: https://www.svt.se/sport/vintersport/ha ... ns-skidor/. Marit uses stiffer skis, so-called klister skis, for all waxing conditions, and also has the bindings further back than normal. Mathias says to Marit: "That's because you are so strong.", and Marit doesn't really object.

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Re: Marit Björgen's classic style skis

Post by Neuro » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:17 am

Yes very interesting. She also says in the piece that there's a reason she always has good glide..

I believe this is similar to what Northug did at his peak. Stiff skis to keep the glide (for the last attack to the finish in mass starts).

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