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by trailville
Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Rode wax users represent !
Replies: 9
Views: 4986

The only Rode wax I'm using is the Fluor Blue Super . http://www.rodewax.it/images/StickFluor/fp32.gif I primarily use Swix waxes, but the Rode Fluor Blue Super works great when it's a little too warm for Swix Blue VR40, but I'm concerned that going to VR45 is going to be too sticky. I actually used...
by trailville
Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Experiences with speedometers? Radar vs GPS
Replies: 4
Views: 3721

I use a Garmin Foretrex GPS sometimes when skiing. It's an inexpensive wrist GPS. http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-Foretrex-101-Wrist-Mounted-Navigator/dp/B000255I8W The "max speed" feature is a little glitchy, especially in the woods on winding or zig-zagging trails. The first time I took it ...
by trailville
Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Ski Length ?
Replies: 5
Views: 6464

Proper ski fit is extremely important (I learned the hard way with my 1st pair of skis, which I purchased locally at a shop where skis were kind of a side business), so you are much better off going to a reputable xc ski shop or ordering online from a shop that will size them properly for you. I've ...
by trailville
Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Looking for a good, basic classic ski.
Replies: 5
Views: 2480

When I read Fischer's description of "Nordic Cruising" skis, they sound slow. My next pair of waxless in track skis will probably be the Fischer Superlights. I had a pair years ago and they were great. After they wore out I got some other Fischer waxless model at a local ski shop (they did...
by trailville
Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Secret trails?
Replies: 4
Views: 1956

That's a little unusual for ski trails (other than the occasional shortcut), but there are a lot of hiker or mountain biker created "mystery trails" around. Technically, most of these would more aptly fall under the category of "Illegally Created Trails", but they are tolerated i...
by trailville
Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: XC ski links?
Replies: 10
Views: 2874

Here's my site Trailville.com , a regional trail site. http://www.trailville.com/wiki/Main_Page Here are some others that I don't see listed yet: Daves Nordic Backcountry Skiing Page http://home.comcast.net/~pinnah/DirtbagPinner/dirtbag.html Telemark Forum http://www.telemarktalk.com/phpBB/index.php...
by trailville
Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Light snow vs. snow showers?
Replies: 7
Views: 3479

My understanding is that "snow showers" tend to yield more snow that "light snow" though I think it can go either way. Think of it as the equivalent of rain showers or light rain. Rain showers tend to be a little more scattered but can produce heavy rains, whereas light rain is b...
by trailville
Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: [WI] Kettle Moraine Nordic Trail Reroutes.
Replies: 0
Views: 1450

[WI] Kettle Moraine Nordic Trail Reroutes.

I skied the Nordic Trails on Thursday for the 1st time this season and was very disappointed by some recent reroutes of the intermediate trails that essentially eliminated several nice hills including one of my personal favorites. I've been skiing the Nordic Trails for many years and have seen other...
by trailville
Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: [WI] Kenosha Parkside Trails
Replies: 0
Views: 1366

[WI] Kenosha Parkside Trails

Parkside trails are freshly groomed and in excellent condition. Skating lane and classic track. Kenosha got a good amount of lake-effect snow Wednesday in addition to the regular snowfall, so we probably have a little more snow than other area trails, though all of southeast wisconsin has some prett...
by trailville
Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:24 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Kenosha - Parkside Trails
Replies: 4
Views: 2676

I skied Parkside this morning and the skiing was great, but temps got into the 40s this afternoon and even now at 7:30PM, the temps are still in the upper 30s. There was real good coverage at parkside but these temps are probably doing some serious damage out there.
by trailville
Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: XC vs. Snowshoeing?
Replies: 6
Views: 2862

Snowshoeing is a lot more accessible for people that want to try something new but don't want to have to invest a lot of time in learning to do something. You can strap on a pair of snowshoes for the first time and be reasonably proficient at it pretty quick. I certainly can't the same for my first ...
by trailville
Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:12 am
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Lots of snow in Southeast Wisconsin
Replies: 4
Views: 3008

We had some melting taking place yesterday (Wednesday Dec 6th) in southeast wisconsin with temps around 33 or 34 for over 12 hours. There is still some very good snow cover here, especially on some the the lesser used ungroomed trails. Based on the forecast there should still be some good ski opport...
by trailville
Mon Dec 04, 2006 4:53 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: Lots of snow in Southeast Wisconsin
Replies: 4
Views: 3008

They've been doing a lot of regrooming in the southern kettle moraine state forest and the Nordic Trails and McMiller are in very good shape. Parkside in Kenosha is pretty good, but there are quite a few ice spots where there was standing water before the snow fell. I've been posting trail reports o...
by trailville
Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:30 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: New skiis - How to wax??
Replies: 4
Views: 2798

If you are looking for basic instructions. Swix has some nice tutorials at http://www.swixschool.com/
by trailville
Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turning in fresh deep heavy ungroomed snow.
Replies: 7
Views: 4116

Turning in fresh deep heavy ungroomed snow.

I've been skiing for about 15 years (self taught and not much interaction with other skiers) and have yet to figure out a good technique for turning in fresh deep moderately heavy ungroomed snow on downhills (using typical touring/sport skis). Since we just got hit with a foot of the stuff in southe...

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