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by JeffOYB
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: what about the salomon EXTRA STIFF skin skis?
Replies: 3
Views: 315

what about the salomon EXTRA STIFF skin skis?

anyone know about these? i only weigh 180 and want to lose some... but i could wear a pack! : )
by JeffOYB
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your heritage?
Replies: 9
Views: 444

Re: Your heritage?

dutch both sides. settled in west michigan. both sides were hunt/fish adventure types. i got into all that then extended it w camping, biking ... and skiing. of all types. speed skating. paddling of all kinds. everything that was possible to do where we lived. starting during the outdoor rec boom in...
by JeffOYB
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Touring / Backcountry
Topic: SkiMo videos from Catamount area...
Replies: 2
Views: 679

Re: SkiMo videos from Catamount area...

apparently this is a hot new ski sport. alpine-touring gear is ruling but it's getting lighter and lighter and more expensive even than it was -- and it was the most pricey ski scene. i hear that ultramarathon runners are getting into it! like it's not alpine skiers per se who are doing it. it kinda...
by JeffOYB
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Video link for World Cup races -- US viewable...
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Re: Video link for World Cup races -- US viewable...

I use a free downloaded VPN app called Windscribe. works! easy!

(I used to use the Opera browser coz it had a free built-in vpn, but now it doesn't work.)
by JeffOYB
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New ski book! "New Wave Nordic Skiing!"
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Re: New ski book! "New Wave Nordic Skiing!"

thanks! (this forum gets at least one mention)
by JeffOYB
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Touring / Backcountry
Topic: SkiMo videos from Catamount area...
Replies: 2
Views: 679

SkiMo videos from Catamount area...

Someone posted about skimo in the Off Topic but really it's not. It's a cool thing. Said there's a series on Catamount Trail. I looked it up and found this series on Green Mountain Bolton Valley. Several cute videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QhYyJhDnxs
by JeffOYB
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Skin ski mounting balance point?
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: Skin ski mounting balance point?

thanks. i'll let my friend know they tend toward glide. but i might've lost you at the last part because when you say that forward is not ideal for herringbone -- moving the binding forward HELPS herringbone, right? moving it back results in tip-drag. moving the balance point forward HURTS herringbo...
by JeffOYB
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Biking
Topic: bicycle commute helps/hurts training
Replies: 4
Views: 13740

Re: bicycle commute helps/hurts training

i don't know why one cdn't add any structure they might like to a 40min commute. ...power, intervals, speedwork. unless you don't wanna get sweaty? heck, since it's both ways it's an awesome way to get 2-a-days. For older less serious skiers I'd think this is an awesome source for huge fitness maint...
by JeffOYB
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New ski book! "New Wave Nordic Skiing!"
Replies: 3
Views: 400

New ski book! "New Wave Nordic Skiing!"

...by me! I just picked up the print-run from the press and shipped inventory to Amazon but I also sell direct from my OYB website. (You'll get it quicker and cheaper from me and I get twice as much proceeds. Amazon pays me less than half.) 172 pp. Lots of black'n'white pics. $23 shipped in US. (But...
by JeffOYB
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Road rage against rollerskiers
Replies: 13
Views: 1143

Re: Road rage against rollerskiers

interesting how the Jessie story developed. first big news item had the driver apologizing and Jessie saying that's OK, we just want to be safe. then a few days later the prosecutor got wind of it and said wait a minute we're not going to tolerate this at all, we're going to have zero road rage acce...
by JeffOYB
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Road rage against rollerskiers
Replies: 13
Views: 1143

Re: Road rage against rollerskiers

interesting how the Jessie story developed. first big news item had the driver apologizing and Jessie saying that's OK. then a few days later the prosecutor got wind of it and said wait a minute we're not going to tolerate this at all, we're going to have zero road rage acceptance, it's not part of ...
by JeffOYB
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Skin ski mounting balance point?
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Skin ski mounting balance point?

For those who don't have plates... Are skin skis known to be grip-heavy or glide-dominant? Does this affect their typical mount-point? I recall oldschool was a half inch behind the balance point to keep tips in the tracks, I guess. Or maybe to enhance glide and put the kickzone a bit more forward. ....
by JeffOYB
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Birkie: does Classic wave start first?
Replies: 1
Views: 509

Birkie: does Classic wave start first?

Do the classic skiers start before the skaters? And so do the skaters end up passing most of the striders? ...Do the styles mix well? I'd think a better strider might have a similar pace to a lower-ranked skater. Update: answered my own question. Googled and found they list the schedule. They interw...
by JeffOYB
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: The only correct way to measure XC ski pole lengths
Replies: 4
Views: 705

Re: The only correct way to measure XC ski pole lengths

My impression is that 83% is by no means a recommended length. It's just the max FIS. It might be that only WC skiers or flatland canoeist skiers would enjoy such a length. It seems they're mostly trying to keep actual skate poles out of classic events. But these events will still be doublepole cent...

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