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by davidb
Thu May 18, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: SNS
Replies: 1
Views: 295

SNS

Does anyone have a good opinion as to how long SNS stuff is going to be available? I'm thinking of stocking up on boots, maybe bindings, while they're still around.
by davidb
Thu May 18, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Effects of bindings/boots location on rollerski handling
Replies: 20
Views: 1262

Re: Effects of bindings/boots location on rollerski handling

Skiff- In reading your posts I come across mention of " lifting the rear of the ski." I don't lift the rear of the ski; it just lifts as I transfer my weight, get forward and kick the ski. Are we talking about the same thing? Doesn't seem to be associated with binding location which is a d...
by davidb
Fri May 12, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dry land training
Replies: 11
Views: 606

Re: Dry land training

I really don't agree. I've used a tire to stiffen up roller ski interval work outs a lot, and I'm a total, complete old wimp. What I like: It takes a lot more strength; but striding up hill with good technique is still very possible, as is double poling. It's easy to get hips forward with out the fe...
by davidb
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Training philosophy
Replies: 36
Views: 1460

Re: Training philosophy

I'm really not very good at philosophy, but could you guys comment on running vs mt.bike riding as training for skiing?
by davidb
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Pole Handles Curved...Why?
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: Pole Handles Curved...Why?

Blah, you're wrong again! Obviously the full on Bill Koch/Marty Hall technique is the way to go, "jazz hands and all." And, I've been told numerous times how cool it looks. (One thing I learned about living in L.A.: It's all about image!) Sometimes though, I wonder how all those old folks ...
by davidb
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Pole Handles Curved...Why?
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: Pole Handles Curved...Why?

Re. SkiErg grips: I hold the handles throughout the stroke. I get tendonitis at the base of my thumb if I rely too much on the strap.

I'm a big fan of SkiErg, but I wouldn't be disappointed if they came up with a different handle/strap.
by davidb
Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Favorite waxes? Curious!
Replies: 4
Views: 412

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: 501

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: 501

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: 501

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: 2121

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: 2121

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: 489

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: 345

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: 2121

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 ...

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