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Discussion: Tove's new look

in: Orienteering; General

May 29, 2022 8:39 AM # 
For the benefit of anyone who hasn't seen any of the world cup footage this week, it looks like a line of black war paint under each eye is the new thing. I've only seen the mini-highlights so don't know if it's something the rest of the Swedish team have adopted or just Tove. Is this seriously supposed to cut down on distracting glare or something? Or is she trying to be more intimidating to the opposition (because just turning up and being herself clearly isn't nearly intimidating enough already....)
May 29, 2022 10:04 AM # 
Don't know but I noticed the boy with the silver shoes.
May 29, 2022 10:30 AM # 
Maybe she's looking to pursue her next career in baseball.
May 29, 2022 5:49 PM # 
Is this seriously supposed to cut down on distracting glare or something?
I´ve heard that is the reason - whether it really works or not is something every inidvidual may have to decide. Noone else on the team are adopting this "new look".
It´s common in some American sports - but North Americans should know that better than I do.
May 29, 2022 5:57 PM # 
In my (Canadian) football playing days- and I played a lot of football before discovering orienteering- it was standard procedure for players to burn a bit of cork and smudge it on our faces under our eyes.
The reason was to cut down the glare that could reflect off a sweaty face and into the eyes.
Did it work? I don't know. I doubt it worked any better than having a steak for a pre-game meal. But it looked cool, I guess.
May 29, 2022 8:33 PM # 
It's also done in ski-o, something Tove has a bit of experience with.

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