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by davidb
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Rollerski Double Pole
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: Rollerski Double Pole

I think it's a good idea. I DP on classics (and fall a lot) but I diagonal very little. Buying wheels for these things is expensive, but if you don't change wheels often, they won't track well. Skate wheels seem to last forever. I have a set of skate skis with the slowest wheels (Rollerski Shop); go...
by davidb
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Blink 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: Blink 2018

Thanks for the good links.
by davidb
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Double Poling Question
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: Double Poling Question

This probably not useful, but I'm going to tell my tale any way. One year ago I was rollerskiing three times a week, really easy, riding my Mtb a couple times a week, and using the the ski erg daily. This routine was effective and I was making progress; felt good every day too, never injured. So the...
by davidb
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Road rage against rollerskiers
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: Road rage against rollerskiers

It's never been a problem for me, but I have skied in a small group. some of whom insist on skiing along side each other, sometimes three wide! Please ski single file and move over so as not to obstruct auto traffic. We really don't need specific laws that prohibit our very odd pass time, and we sur...
by davidb
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: IDT rollerskis in Canada/US
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Re: IDT rollerskis in Canada/US

This FS review is nonsense!
by davidb
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: How to promote rollerskiing?
Replies: 29
Views: 2124

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: 1153

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: 864

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: 412

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: 451

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: 66
Views: 4153

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: 471

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: 885

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: 535

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: 1317

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...

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