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by JeffOYB
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Touring / Backcountry
Topic: SkiMo videos from Catamount area...
Replies: 0
Views: 28

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: 100

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: 13360

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: 2
Views: 69

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: 759

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: 759

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: 100

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: 295

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: 537

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: 704

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: 1923

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: 1181

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: 9465

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: 431

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 ...

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