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by davidb
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Therese Johaug doped
Replies: 36
Views: 6790

Re: Therese Johaug doped

I see you're from Oslo. Sometimes, I wonder if Norwegians, generally, have a real difficulty with the concept of "The punishment must fit the crime." One example: Brevic's 20 year sentence for murdering 80 kids.
by davidb
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Therese Johaug doped
Replies: 36
Views: 6790

Re: Therese Johaug doped

Disproportionate and unjust!
by davidb
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The danger of roller skiing
Replies: 14
Views: 513

Re: The danger of roller skiing

Jeff- I don't think rollerskiing destroys technique at all. Maybe it requires 5-10 minutes first day on snow to adjust kick, but other than that, technique is usually improved dramatically, due to strength/balance gains. I've never fallen because a pebble got stuck between the frame and the wheel ( ...
by davidb
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Therese Johaug doped
Replies: 36
Views: 6790

Re: Therese Johaug doped

I've concluded that Johaug is basically innocent, and that the punishment meted out by FIS/Wada etc, borders on cruelty. Consider: beyond the 18 month suspension and the destruction of her good name, she has lost, what? 10 million dollars in endorsements. Probably close to that if future deals are c...
by davidb
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The danger of roller skiing
Replies: 14
Views: 513

Re: The danger of roller skiing

Frankly, I think that anyone rollerskiing 50kph, is absolutely nuts, particularly when cross traffic is possible, and is entitled to whatever happens to him, including the injuries that are likely when T boning a truck at 50kph.
by davidb
Thu May 18, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: SNS
Replies: 2
Views: 584

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: 1509

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: 844

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: 1964

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: 675

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: 675

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: 515

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: 645

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: 645

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: 645

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...

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