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by davidb
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: How to promote rollerskiing?
Replies: 19
Views: 767

Re: How to promote rollerskiing?

Roller skiing is not just dangerous, but expensive: Skis $200 Bindings $100 Mounting $20 Boots $250 Poles $100 Tips $20 Helmet $50 Knee pads $20 Gloves 15 That's pushing $700! If classic wheel sets are around $100, and seem to be required way too often. (I think I paid $320 for my classic skis, my e...
by davidb
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Start skate skiing?
Replies: 18
Views: 528

Re: Start skate skiing?

First: only complete reprobates, and Bolsheviks prefer skating. Real men stride. But, if you insist (and for some reason, you don't care what I think) I've got a few completely unqualified tips. Skate only roller skis are the only way to go; and you must use stiff skate boots, classic boots simply a...
by davidb
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your best explanation of XC skiing?
Replies: 11
Views: 489

Re: Your best explanation of XC skiing?

BAD HABIT!
by davidb
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rowers
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Rowers

Any of you using a rower?
I'm thinking: about the same $ as a new pair of skis, which, generally, seems to be of very little help.
I'm thinking of a Concept2, same company that sells the ski erg.
by davidb
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Women's Relay
Replies: 1
Views: 311

Women's Relay

What happened to Caldwell?
by davidb
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Russian doping? -- (try again, on topic)
Replies: 65
Views: 2173

Re: Russian doping? -- (try again, on topic)

As I read this, I can't help wondering how Johaug feels.
by davidb
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Dead Last at Seefield.
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Dead Last at Seefield.

I hung around after the broadcast of the men's 15 @ Seefield. (Thanks Vinnie!) The last few moments of the program focused on the absolute last place guy. He was off the pace by a ton, but to my eye, he had excellent technique, good tempo, and it looked like he had some power too. Can anyone explain...
by davidb
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Skate ski camber and slipping on push off
Replies: 9
Views: 545

Re: Skate ski camber and slipping on push off

It's not the skis; your weight is too far back. Bend those knees.
by davidb
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Diggins at Davos?
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Diggins at Davos?

I'm not convinced. I think she needs to get her arms up in front of her face and out of the slip stream. I wouldn't be surprised if the Norwegian tuck position was developed in a wind tunnel. Also, I wonder about her supposed "sloppy technique;" maybe her head wobbles back and forth a bit ...
by davidb
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What made you start XC skiing?
Replies: 16
Views: 749

Re: What made you start XC skiing?

I was 35, grossly over weight, smoking 3 packs a day, and having daily chest pains. The doc insisted that I quit smoking, lose weight and exercise. I was OK with losing weight and quitting smoking, but there was no way I was going to jog, or even walk further than to the fridge for another beer. But...
by davidb
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trail Pass
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Trail Pass

So, I'm thinkin': Ah crap, I'm paying the highest price for a trail pass in the Western world-$32 at Mammouth Lakes,Ca.! Anyone paying more?
by davidb
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Rollerski Length
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: Rollerski Length

In my completely unqualified opinion, longer is better. This is based on pretty much nothing but the musings of a aging brain, but I use Rollerskishop's pursuits ( kinda short) and the newer Roillerskishop skis (the ones with the red wire suspension forks) which are longer: the longer skis are much ...
by davidb
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is V2 necessarily more difficult?
Replies: 14
Views: 1051

Re: Is V2 necessarily more difficult?

So for us Americans: gear one is herringbone skate; gear two is V1; gear three is V2; gear four is V2 alternate; gear five is free skate? NO wait! sorry, I think I've got it backwards. I've got forwards? No just gear three is V1 alternate? Wait, I'm really getting confused! Ah, crap just forget it! ...
by davidb
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Therese Johaug doped
Replies: 50
Views: 10531

Re: Therese Johaug doped

Wait! Are you suggesting Saarinen rummaged around in Johaug's trash to find the specific package she used?

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