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by JeffOYB
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: How to prevent DP from taking over Classic?
Replies: 0
Views: 18

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: 169

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: 16

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 ...
by JeffOYB
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: a time when Petter won before the finish...
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: a time when Petter won before the finish...

xc needs something really new to spark it up.

...probably it needs to discover the mtbiking side of its personality. singletrack. technical. scenic. more common. etc etc
by JeffOYB
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how sweet is carbon?
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Re: how sweet is carbon?

still wondering
by JeffOYB
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Mora (MN) Vasaloppet
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: Mora (MN) Vasaloppet

rugged

sounds like suffering

well you did it

those who stayed home did not
by JeffOYB
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: how do you say Xium?
Replies: 2
Views: 95

how do you say Xium?

how do you say Xium?
by JeffOYB
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Skin ski questions
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: Skin ski questions

friend suggested that F4 paste also works fine -- whattayathink? i guess i'll just test it sometime. i haven't yet experienced saturation. i did see all those birkie complaints that one year. kind of pitifully hilarious how the skins seemed to blow up on them. i guess we all need to learn how they b...
by JeffOYB
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Skin ski questions
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: Skin ski questions

i just got a pair of atomic pro c2. they're wider for more allround duty. 48-50 approx. i skied a long day in icy slush and they seemed great. occasionally grabby. better kick and glide than those around me. i've been skiing them on my local trail as well and sometimes they seem grabby. sometimes th...
by JeffOYB
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: better format for WC racing?
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: better format for WC racing?

it's not well enough at all. i haven't noticed any PR being done with Jessie and Kikkan's first-ever gold. also xc and xc racing aren't growing in the us in any reasonable way. JFT's silly mockery is pointless. i'm suggesting a mtbike type broad-based democratic counterpoint to the monochromatic roa...
by JeffOYB
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Best easy glide for zero deg F ???
Replies: 16
Views: 520

Re: Best easy glide for zero deg F ???

I just mean is it faster than your previous way of prepping skis for really cold weather. Start Green has been famous as a cold prep. I'm wondering if there's a newer way that is faster and equally simple. For all I know it's "Yeah, Start Green was good 20 yrs ago but today most ppl just do 'X'...
by JeffOYB
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Best easy glide for zero deg F ???
Replies: 16
Views: 520

Re: Best easy glide for zero deg F ???

So this Vauhti Quick Glide works better than my simple Start Green approach in very cold weather? I also like Loran's Kuzmin idea but have yet to try it. I wonder if there's a way to get super-sharp scrapers at less expense, like in the furniture trade. $5 -- https://aboloxtools.com/bahco-474-125-0-...
by JeffOYB
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: better format for WC racing?
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: better format for WC racing?

Ha. It wd be a freestyle race, not a skate race. Classic might allow easier maneuvering. And it wd look a lot better. Course layout wouldn't be the same as CX -- obviously, creative designers never slavishly imitate anything. It would challenge skiers in ways suitable to the skills and the equipment...
by JeffOYB
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: a time when Petter won before the finish...
Replies: 4
Views: 147

a time when Petter won before the finish...

I recall a couple cool times when Petter won the sprint against his rivals about a half-km away from the finish line then coasted in. Here is one of them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=80&v=g_-QCV-TFgw ...But this might not be his most memorable race win in this fashion. I haven't ...
by JeffOYB
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Best easy glide for zero deg F ???
Replies: 16
Views: 520

Re: Best easy glide for zero deg F ???

i rotobrushed and then metal brushed really hard -- back and forth -- and that seemed to help a lot. wax was start green one ski, CH6 the other ski. skis quite a bit faster after this treatment (or abuse). is it a crime to brush back and forth? is it gospel to only brush tip > tail? i've read about ...

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