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by davidb
Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Favorite waxes? Curious!
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Favorite waxes? Curious!

Re. Rode Blue Multigrade : What is "Middle Europe Snow" and "Nord Europe Snow"? (Taken from the side of the Rode tin.)
by davidb
Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: What would you do?

Thanks Magnus, neuro. I'll begin taking those skis a lot more seriously.

Blah, I'll try the Start stuff; what's the down side; what should I watch for? Thanks.
by davidb
Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: What would you do?

Blah- No, not very abrasive at all. Seemed to me that just the change in snow temperature as the elevation changed was the issue; I'd wax for higher temps then ice on the climb out. I recall thinking, with respect to Rode Multi blue: "This wax has no range," but then the VR50 did the same ...
by davidb
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 9
Views: 251

What would you do?

So, here's the deal 25k, new snow at 19 degrees, very hilly course with long, steep climbs, and of course, steep downs. Temperature expected to rise maybe 20 degrees after a 9 AM start Three layers of Rode Multi blue seemed better than VR30 which seemed a bit grabby,and all's well for 7k or so, then...
by davidb
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Where do you rollerski?
Replies: 47
Views: 1083

Re: Where do you rollerski?

Pat- First, I wasn't kidding about skaters!

I know very little about classic rollers, but availability/cost of spares and in particular, wheels, is important.

But, in terms of performance, I like my Elpex skis more than my Swix C2s.

Wish more of that cool European stuff was available here.
by davidb
Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Where do you rollerski?
Replies: 47
Views: 1083

Re: Where do you rollerski?

Let me make one thing clear: Classic skiers are always smarter, better looking and just superior people; skaters are mostly Bolsheviks.

I think your current workout is perfect.
by davidb
Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Spills and thrills
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: Spills and thrills

Lots, but one in particular: I was skiing in V2, and going fast, when I hit gravel? something, that stopped my ski and propelled me forehead first into the pavement, arms were back so I couldn't get my hands out in front to break my fall; it seemed to happen instantly! Stunned me for a full minute o...
by davidb
Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Herringbone Skate
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Herringbone Skate

I've been working on my herringbone lately. Problem is, I'm getting glide (even though I'm edging) when "V" angle is significantly less than 15 degrees: really hard not to get a little. Am I skating?
by davidb
Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Where do you rollerski?
Replies: 47
Views: 1083

Re: Where do you rollerski?

Actually, I'm a big fan of diversity, multiculturalism and political correctness (the academics insist it's our strength) so the dead bodys, gangs, drive-bys and graffiti didn't bother me at all. (Who am I to judge another culture? Right?) The only thing I couldn't accept in L.A. was the really bad ...
by davidb
Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Where do you rollerski?
Replies: 47
Views: 1083

Re: Where do you rollerski?

When I lived in Los Angeles, I skied in a large municipal park, lots of car traffic, gangs, gravel, steep downhills,and the occasional dead body. (I'm not kidding!) Now, it's a bit more civil: Long ski through a housing tract early Sunday AM to avoid cars. I have a really good 8 min interval loop wi...
by davidb
Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Skin ski, what to get?
Replies: 43
Views: 6437

Re: Skin ski, what to get?

But we need those F 35s so we can protect those guys rollerskiing on their dedicated paved courses.
by davidb
Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trail fees
Replies: 11
Views: 600

Re: Trail fees

How about Mammoth Lakes XC? (CA) Non-Holiday is $29! (10% more on holidays) Maybe 20k, and most of it is at 9000ft. Grooming is poor, lots of ice, little parking, no warming huts (but lots of good old L.A. attitude.)

Sometimes I wonder how this sport has survived in CA.
by davidb
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trail fees
Replies: 11
Views: 600

Re: Trail fees

$35/$38 (holiday) At Royal '"Gore" in California. Grooming is good,not great
by davidb
Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: FasterSkier 2016 rollerski review
Replies: 11
Views: 7763

Re: FasterSkier 2016 rollerski review

I find it interesting that Swix C2 was ranked higher than the Elpex Evolution. I own and use both; to me, the Evolution is much better. Also, the reviewer posted a picture of a delamination on a Revolution and delams are a serious issue, but the photo showed a loose skid pad not a delame. My experie...
by davidb
Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Quionne carbon fiber rollerskis
Replies: 12
Views: 5238

Re: Quionne carbon fiber rollerskis

Rollerskishop's new Pursuits for skate. (Great service!) Elpex Evolutions or Marwles for classic. If you can't service these-change wheels etc.- you've got problems. Spares easy to find, and not outrageous $. Those carbonfiber things look like problems, structurally. Maybe if you're a WC guy who get...

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