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by davidb
Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Spills and thrills
Replies: 6
Views: 133

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: 103

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: 14
Views: 342

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: 14
Views: 342

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: 38
Views: 5918

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: 506

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: 506

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: 7683

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: 5148

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...
by davidb
Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Masters skiers: What does your pre-season training look like?
Replies: 13
Views: 1014

Re: Masters skiers: What does your pre-season training look like?

I'll tell you about my training in October and November. It varies a little from the rest of the year but not much. I hit the SkiERG daily for 20 minutes hard, after a warm up. Sunday; long level one,2hr or so, roller ski; Monday off; Tuesday: (30)X 30 sec, level 5 skate roller ski V1;V2/ no pole sk...
by davidb
Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Flying to the Birkie
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: Flying to the Birkie

No tips?
I'm in the same boat as Val, but I'm thinking as a first timer, with no knowledge of Wisconsin waxing, maybe I'll just wuss out and skate.
Hope someone will chime in with some info though
by davidb
Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Botas Boots
Replies: 2
Views: 466

Botas Boots

Anyone know anything about this brand? I'm particularly interested in their classic model.
by davidb
Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: New Boot Day
Replies: 4
Views: 508

Re: New Boot Day

Careful with those zippers.
by davidb
Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Salomon Zippers
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: Salomon Zippers

I'm thinking of buying a new pair of Solomon classic boots. But if this issue isn't resolved, and apparently it's not, I'll look at another brand. However, it occurs to me that Solomon might be the only game in town. Really don't want to change systems; eight pairs of skis plus two roller skis; I re...
by davidb
Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Salomon Zippers
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Salomon Zippers

Anyone know if Salomon ever resolved their zipperr issue common? on classic boots.

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