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I / we walked the line – cross country skiing

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This weekend we rented cross country skies and did something totally irresponsible. We just took the stuff and went to a cross country run, no instruction, no certificate, we just went. And we came back safe. Yes it´s possible.

The activity itself is probably for people 50++ but it´s great fun. Some pro´s on the run/tack have their skies and there equipment and cloth since decades so be aware to se lots or unique retro pieces.

The if you do not start skating and only go traditionally the activity is quite easy. I would rate it between walking and running. The only danger is when you go downhill and the race/track is suddenly gone. The feeling trying to get some grip or control over these small skis is comparable to Bambi´s fist steps after birth.

Overall very relaxing, no ski lifts, no traffic jam and the driving time is only 20 minutes. Away from the lake and a bit up in the backcountry.

Seil Marschall – an overview part 1

Seil-Marschall sign in front of the shopSeil-Marschall shop housefrontSeil-Marschall Backpacks OverviewSeil Marschall Neckties and ShoesSeil Marschall Shoes and ShoecareSeil Marschall Hardware and ToolsSeil Marschall Ropes, Cords and StringsLast Saturday I had an appointment with Thomas Fressle owner of the Seil Marschall company in Ravensburg – Germany. A true gentleman who continues the company tradition in its 4th generation, which was founded 1896.

This is just an overview of the shop / warehouse and part 1 of several posts. The following ones will go more into details about their own products like the backpacks, shoes and jackets.

Apart from the Seil Marshall products which are crafted not to far from Ravensburg, you can find other items in the shop which complete the range of products very well. Shoes from Alden or boots from Red Wing, jeans from the Pike Bothers, and lots of other exclusive menswear brands.

Find below the statement from the Seil Marschall website, which really describes the company philosophy very well and it’s quality standards.

“We still make the quality worn by our grandfathers”

We are making the finest quality since 1896.

In the most companies the quality has changed into quantity. We are still a small company in the modern sense and haven’t changed to much.

Our quality is not possible to produce in big quantities.”Our best machines are still our hand”. We take the finest natural materials and accessories available and take us enough time to manufacture long lasting products. In all our goods we put in many time and functional details to protect you in the extremest conditions – “we still make the quality worn by our grandfathers”.

More than 100 years we are still a family business ( in the 4th generation).