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by Blah
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: cheap chinese knockoffs? ...poles?
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: cheap chinese knockoffs? ...poles?

I can't say for certain the pole shaft is what one way uses/used but those are for sure the grip,strap and basket that they used to put on their poles.
by Blah
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: How are magic Nanogrip and Optigrip doing?
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: How are magic Nanogrip and Optigrip doing?

Not as good as a skin ski. Draggy
by Blah
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: cheap chinese knockoffs? ...poles?
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: cheap chinese knockoffs? ...poles?

Looks like the same components that One Way uses. Probably the same factory.

Question: Can these be called cheap Chinese knock offs when all the ski poles are made in China to begin with?
by Blah
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Diggins at Davos?
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Diggins at Davos?

4 time medalist at World Champs is skiing over her head??? Yeah...ok...
by Blah
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: good kickwax for wet 34deg young humid snow?
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: good kickwax for wet 34deg young humid snow?

32 degrees with falling snow is most difficult.

if hard wax isn't working at 34 degrees klister will work
by Blah
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: anyone believe this market study says US biggest?
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: anyone believe this market study says US biggest?

Maybe. It's not a very good article and it doesn't actually show the study so we have no way to verify it. The market is not growing to my knowledge
by Blah
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Skins need sprays? ...What the heck?
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: Skins need sprays? ...What the heck?

They likely had poorly flexed skis for the conditions.
by Blah
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Skin skis general discussion
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: Skin skis general discussion

I've skied every skin ski available in a large variety of flexes and Fischer by far has the worst skin skis out there. I have yet to find a Fischer flex that is not draggy. I think this is because the skin pattern is too long by being offset. For any other brand if you pick a correctly flexed skis t...
by Blah
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: Stockholm terror attack 2017-04-07
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: Stockholm terror attack 2017-04-07

Take this crap somewhere else. People are here to talk about skiing.
by Blah
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Skin ski, what to get?
Replies: 61
Views: 13930

Re: Skin ski, what to get?

Next years Salomon skin is the pair I was talking about. This years doesn't have that high camber fast feel that next years does. You may find the same problem you had with the r-skin with next years top end ski though as it's somewhat difficult to kick
by Blah
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Swix Triac 3.0 pole
Replies: 4
Views: 1512

Re: Swix Triac 3.0 pole

Do they really need a tool for removal or just something to push the strap end insert off the handle? I was thinking about these yesterday when I put new Swix straps and noticed that there is even less extra strap material (and thus adjustability) than before. You only have about an inch of extra s...
by Blah
Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Wide ski boots for flat feet
Replies: 6
Views: 1469

Re: Wide ski boots for flat feet

Atomics have the widest fit.
by Blah
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Swix Triac 3.0 pole
Replies: 4
Views: 1512

Re: Swix Triac 3.0 pole

I used them a fair amount in February. The pole shaft is exactly the same as the 2.5
The weight savings is actually in the grip. They felt nice, not revolutionary but very good. You actually need a tool to remove the straps and they do not have any adjustment ability which helps cut weight
by Blah
Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Skin ski, what to get?
Replies: 61
Views: 13930

Re: Skin ski, what to get?

Higher camber is how I would describe it.

Generally camber height is:

Hard wax around .9 to 1.2
Hard Wax/klister cover 1.2 to 1.4
Klister 1.4 to 1.7

I tried the pink ski I believe
by Blah
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Skin ski, what to get?
Replies: 61
Views: 13930

Re: Skin ski, what to get?

That ski, r-skin race, will come with the Turnamic plate vs the NIS that it is shown with. I skied them recently and they were a nice upgrade from the r-skin. It is built using the Xium model ski vs Delta. I had a chance to ski all of the brands and I felt like the top end Salomon, Madshus and Rossi...

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