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by JeffOYB
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Terms when teaching skating...
Replies: 21
Views: 661

Re: Terms when teaching skating...

Everything is always either selling good or bad. Our terms significantly affect our popularity. If our technique names use machine terms then we will attract machine type people. Probably there are fewer of those than normal people. Look to other sports and see how they name their moves. The two-ste...
by JeffOYB
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Is there something that is slippery on grass?
Replies: 13
Views: 354

Is there something that is slippery on grass?

Could a grass ski be made?
by JeffOYB
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Terms when teaching skating...
Replies: 21
Views: 661

Re: Terms when teaching skating...

i still don't think offset is a 'selling' term, but it's functional. we need appeal in addition to function. people might not really know the waltz or anything technical in terms of dance or music but when they hear it i think it seems nice and says 'dance' and 'common dance' and the Gear 4 is the d...
by JeffOYB
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone CAT Skiing? ...I am! : )
Replies: 30
Views: 4117

Re: Anyone CAT Skiing? ...I am! : )

seems to be working

http://www.catskier.com/
by JeffOYB
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biking beats Skiing for Winter Adventure...why?
Replies: 2
Views: 321

Re: Biking beats Skiing for Winter Adventure...why?

if skiers were like bikers they'd be creating fun sexy sled packing kits that let them haul fun stuff super easily. the sleds would be on runners that set a track as they went. ...or something.
by JeffOYB
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Terms when teaching skating...
Replies: 21
Views: 661

Re: Terms when teaching skating...

"V" seems w/o content so best to throw it away. ...Is V a shorter way to say "skate"? I mean, they're both one syllable but V is fewer letters. Ha! Any term that learners like or resonate with or somewhat makes sense should be preferred over terms that have no connection to easil...
by JeffOYB
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: the heck is up w venezuela skier fail?
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: the heck is up w venezuela skier fail?

So he was in the world championships and apparently he had never seen snow
by JeffOYB
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Terms when teaching skating...
Replies: 21
Views: 661

Terms when teaching skating...

Does anyone when teaching skiing skating have a hard time telling people the name V2alternate? Open field is silly also. I've started telling people that it is the waltz. They will kind of accept V1 but even that is rather lame when you think of it. I might prefer silly skateboarder move names
by JeffOYB
Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: any video showing how NOT to ski?
Replies: 2
Views: 173

any video showing how NOT to ski?

i think it might be handy if a ski lesson video showed mistakes. do any Youtube videos show mistakes that you know about? i've seen stopaction photos in magazines with experts showing us what not to do and usually they are fakier than heck. it might be best to use footage of people making the mistak...
by JeffOYB
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Jessie so happy BEFORE great sprint final!
Replies: 0
Views: 122

Jessie so happy BEFORE great sprint final!

i've never seen anyone so carefree and happy on video BEFORE a big sprint final. what bounce! all the usa skiers were geeked and smiling but jessie was over the top fun. too bad about she and the other americans getting stuck behind ingemarsdotter on the last big climb. dang skating, it's so WIDE. a...
by JeffOYB
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lowell Bailey - Biathlon 20km World Champion
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Lowell Bailey - Biathlon 20km World Champion

yay! ...

and susan dunklee! that yo-yo'ing she endured was crayzee!

history twice!

awesome world champs in other ways too
by JeffOYB
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Glide waxing question-recreational skis
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Glide waxing question-recreational skis

well-waxed skis are awesome!

its fun to find your kickzone for both hardwax and klister. fun to get good glide.

also iron the kick sometimes. improves the glide. prolly also the kick. might reduce icing risk w smooth surface.

you dont even need groomed trail to enjoy waxed skis.
by JeffOYB
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Fischer RC5 vs RC7 Skate Boots & CRS vs SCS Skate Skis
Replies: 8
Views: 397

Re: Fischer RC5 vs RC7 Skate Boots & CRS vs SCS Skate Skis

what do y'all think of demoing as the best way? i spose its rare, and maybe demo gear isnt always for sale, but id be inclined toward any gear that i tried and really preferred. like w bikes but maybe w new skier one cant really tell and wd need to grow into the gear. an angle that might get downpla...
by JeffOYB
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: broke my arm ... rats!
Replies: 13
Views: 450

Re: broke my arm ... rats!

thx! ive been trying to learn lesson from this. (surg next wed.) might be that i shldnt do so much underskiing -- opting for speed over control. use shorter slower skis w stronger torsion. a bit like the underbiking thing: i like cx before the ground freezes for a reason: we crash in cx. i do crash ...

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