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by JeffOYB
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Reducing camber
Replies: 8
Views: 843

Re: Reducing camber

I'd think there are two qualities we are concerned with here: camber HEIGHT and camber PRESSURE.

You could have a high but soft camber. Or you could have a low but stiff camber. Right?
by JeffOYB
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Zero to Vasaloppet in 30 days
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Re: Zero to Vasaloppet in 30 days

Yeah I just saw this! He had a great fun attitude but... It drove me NUTS! The poor sap never got a single class or seemed to try to learn the first thing about HOW to ski! Every now and then somebody gave him a lame word of advice who he happened across. ...Tho in his actual event he skied w 2 ppl ...
by JeffOYB
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Video of the trickiest most intense race course?
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Video of the trickiest most intense race course?

anyone have a link to a race video -- or even just a skiing video -- showing the most intense and trickiest course they've seen? doesn't have to be famous or recent. ideally a video showing awesome ski-handling action! considering how amazing and hard so many top shelf courses are, finding a ton of ...
by JeffOYB
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: there are technique zones in Seefeld?
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: there are technique zones in Seefeld?

But I saw a bunch of color coded blocks and flags at different points. Made me think they might be technique zones.
by JeffOYB
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too old to start skating?
Replies: 17
Views: 1719

Re: Too old to start skating?

Really, "all skiing is one." It's the same! The skate body position and even the action is the same as classic. You kick down the same but the legs go to the sides. So you're good to go! Watch a bunch of how-to videos. Take a class. Read a book. (...Mine! "New Wave Nordic.") It's not any harder. It ...
by JeffOYB
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: there are technique zones in Seefeld?
Replies: 2
Views: 284

there are technique zones in Seefeld?

Are there technique zones in the World Champs in Seefeld? How are they indicated? I'm seeing a bunch of different objects placed along the course and wonder if there's a code...
by JeffOYB
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Birkie Waxing
Replies: 23
Views: 1340

Re: Birkie Waxing

as for classic, if you're really fit and up to date you'll just be doublepoling --- ahahahaha
by JeffOYB
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: How to prevent DP from taking over Classic?
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: How to prevent DP from taking over Classic?

roadie haters gonna hate ...you could even omit grooming and let people pre-ski the course in the days/hours before and find their best lines for a given width of possible allowed terrain. There's be a variety of tracks that get skied in and which change during a race :? I'd even leave a lot of fall...
by JeffOYB
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: How to prevent DP from taking over Classic?
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: How to prevent DP from taking over Classic?

On our local favorite trail, the Poto, I can't see WC skiers doublepoling more than we locals would. They couldn't doublepole the climbs. They twist too much and have sizable level changes. It's a singletrack mtbike trails. It's wonderful for skiing and requires skill on the downs and ups. There's q...
by JeffOYB
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Birkie Waxing
Replies: 23
Views: 1340

Re: Birkie Waxing

...and for the striders?
by JeffOYB
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nordic spoof and training videos...
Replies: 12
Views: 3137

Re: Nordic spoof and training videos...

That "hate norway" video is totally lame. Embarrassing. But the others are good! There are some hilarious ones out there. Like the Ikea racers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH-zVXN8OMg Klaebo sumo is pretty funny. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaQCdqD5rYA Cross country snowboarding -- win https...
by JeffOYB
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: impact protection in xc skiing? ...wrist guards?
Replies: 0
Views: 161

impact protection in xc skiing? ...wrist guards?

Is it possible to use some sort of wrist guard in XC skiing? ...Our wrists have to move, after all. But it might be nice to avoid lower forearm fractures from high speed falls in firm conditions...
by JeffOYB
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: How to prevent DP from taking over Classic?
Replies: 5
Views: 436

How to prevent DP from taking over Classic?

Has anyone been noticing the extensive ongoing discussion on various blogs about how to keep classic going? It seems like there are various tendencies. One of the big trends now is DP specializing, with DP skis. I think the Visma Ski Classics ppl are defending DP against haters. They're saying that ...
by JeffOYB
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Mora (MN) Vasaloppet
Replies: 8
Views: 529

Re: Mora (MN) Vasaloppet

thanks for the mora reports!
by JeffOYB
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: afib and "the mtbike of skiing"?
Replies: 0
Views: 156

afib and "the mtbike of skiing"?

I wonder if Afibbers might benefit from exploring different aspects of the sport, such as ski-handling and the singletrack mtbike-type side of XC. You still go all out at times but there's much more of a problem-solving undercurrent, plus precision flow. Rather than pure steady blasting. The roadie ...