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Felix Breitschädel

I studied Sports Equipment Technology at the University for Applied Science FH Technikum Wien. During my specialization I got in contact with NTNU and already wrote my master thesis about "Important Parameters for the Friction of Cross Country Skis on Snow" in 2007.

My PhD programm is in close cooperation with the Norwegian Olympic Committee and Center for Sports Facilities and Technology (SIAT) focusing on Cross Country Skiing and friction between Skis and Snow but also includes other projects in the field Sports Technology.

Current research projects:

I contributed with 3 papers at the 8th Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA) in Vienna, july 2010.

Breitschädel, F., Klein-Paste, A., & Løset, S. (2010). Effects of temperature change on cross-country ski characteristics. Procedia Engineering, 2(2), 2913-2918. doi: DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2010.04.087

Breitschädel, F., Lund, Ø., & Løset, S. (2010). Cross country ski base tuning with structure imprint tools. Procedia Engineering, 2(2), 2907-2911. doi: DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2010.04.086

Breitschädel, F., & Løset, S. (2010). Vibration analyses of single scull oars. Procedia Engineering, 2(2), 3011-3016. doi: DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2010.04.103

Paper presented at the Int. Conference of Science and Skiing, St. Christoph a, Arlberg - Austria.


Breitschädel, F. (2010). Variation of Cross Country Ski Characteristics.

Papers presented at the 9th Conference of ISEA, Lowell, USA:


Breitschädel, F. (2012). Variation of Nordic Classic Ski Characteristics from Norwegian national team athletes. Procedia Engineering, 34(0), 391-396. doi: 10.1016/j.proeng.2012.04.067

Breitschädel, F., Berre, V., Andersen, R., & Stjernström, E. (2012). A comparison between timed and IMU captured Nordic ski glide tests. Procedia Engineering, 34(0), 397-402. doi: 10.1016/j.proeng.2012.04.068

Other publications:


Westerhaus, C., Breitschädel, F. (2010). Bretter die den Sieg bedeuten Forschung Aktuell. Deutschlandfunk.

Science Daily: Olympic Cross Country Skiing: Going for the Glide

NRK Newton med Breitschädel, F. (2010): Vinteridrett Smøretips mot glatte ski. 

NRK, Schrödingers katt med Breitschädel, F. (2011). Science Friction.



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  • Breitschedel, Felix. (2014) Technical aspects to improve performance in cross-country skiing. 2014. Doktoravhandlinger ved NTNU (2014:127).