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by JeffOYB
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Birkie: does Classic wave start first?
Replies: 1
Views: 48

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: 455

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...
by JeffOYB
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A weekend with Marie Dorin
Replies: 9
Views: 572

Re: A weekend with Marie Dorin

Very cool! ...I note that biathlon is the most popular winter sport TO WATCH ON TV. The doing-of-it is not common at all. Probably just-plain-XC is the most popular winter activity -- done by the most. However, biathlon is awesome to do -- with whatever marksmanship tool you might have available. We...
by JeffOYB
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: any cool new nordic ski movie out there?
Replies: 19
Views: 1726

Re: any cool new nordic ski movie out there?

Nice vids! (Frenchies and Vikings.) ...But... In both videos they are skiing ROADS not trails. A goal for me this season is to create some videos of TRAIL SKIING to illustrate ski handling. And, well, trails. Wow, I wonder what skiers like Jessie could do w skis made for handling and if they were on...
by JeffOYB
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Converting nowax to wax base
Replies: 2
Views: 1030

Re: Converting nowax to wax base

The fantasy hope (for a few of us who have posted here'n'there) is for when skin skis are offered with a variety of replacement strips. Including skin, zero-rubber, and regular waxable p-tex!
by JeffOYB
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone CAT Skiing? ...I am! : )
Replies: 32
Views: 9262

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

The fact that they are heavy and slow is irrelevant. They are designed to train and teach classic skiing. Your speed comes when you are on the snow. They reward good kick and penalize bad kick. They are far more safe and stable than any regular rollerski but I suppose you do need to find a tolerable...
by JeffOYB
Thu May 03, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: DIY skin skis?
Replies: 1
Views: 370

DIY skin skis?

i haven't studied or used skins yet. my friend just got a pair. he says the skin is NOT recessed into the base. he says you can buy replacement skins and that they are just stuck to the base. so couldn't we make our own? maybe they'd prefer klister flex. my group is interested in them for tour skis ...
by JeffOYB
Wed May 02, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Are "no DP" zones really affecting races?
Replies: 7
Views: 810

Re: Are "no DP" zones really affecting races?

Why be an idiot?
by JeffOYB
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: How to promote rollerskiing?
Replies: 29
Views: 2588

Re: How to promote rollerskiing?

aren't slow wheels just ones w slow bearings?
by JeffOYB
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Skierg with Rollerskis?
Replies: 10
Views: 791

Re: Skierg with Rollerskis?

how can they skate on the board?
by JeffOYB
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Are "no DP" zones really affecting races?
Replies: 7
Views: 810

Re: Are "no DP" zones really affecting races?

Wow. Ppl suggest that soon EVERY race could be won by only DP? Even the most hilly? They must be finding a reasonable way to go up that isn't a whole lot slower than striding. I wonder if this would be further inducement toward the "mt-biking of skiing" -- singletrack technical trails. Our...
by JeffOYB
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Are "no DP" zones really affecting races?
Replies: 7
Views: 810

Re: Are "no DP" zones really affecting races?

maybe another way to ask is: Are there No DP Zones in WC classic distance races? Before the No DP Zone concept was anyone DPing entire WC Classic distance races? ...Or was it just a Sprint thing. I wd think all WC courses are hilly -- but I suppose there is variation. Hmmm: Does a "somewhat&quo...
by JeffOYB
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Are "no DP" zones really affecting races?
Replies: 7
Views: 810

Are "no DP" zones really affecting races?

If classic races didn't have the "no DP" zones would they be mostly DP or much more so? Basically, when skiers are allowed are they DPing the big long uphills which are so common on WC courses? ...and doing this to overall advantage. I just glanced at the Holmenkollen 50k classic highlight...
by JeffOYB
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Holmenkollen 50: classic faster than skate!!! ???
Replies: 1
Views: 324

Holmenkollen 50: classic faster than skate!!! ???

I noticed that the 2017 50k classic Holmenkollen was won in 2:02. Hmmm... pretty fast. Have classic WC 50's gone under 2 hrs yet? I glanced back at a couple previous years done in Skating mode and saw winning times of more like 2:07. Well, this year's was 2:01. Is the general idea that Mass Start ra...

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