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by JeffOYB
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: cheap chinese knockoffs? ...poles?
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: cheap chinese knockoffs? ...poles?

Friend broke basket in first 20 minutes. Likes them.

Is there any reason or sense in getting a 70% Paul for 40 bucks when you can get 100% for 50? Are they more durable or something? I would think 100% are great value and better in so many relevant ways
by JeffOYB
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: 50k results -- Sweden?
Replies: 1
Views: 38

50k results -- Sweden?

7th and 28th. What happened to the powerhouse?
by JeffOYB
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can u believe?!
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Can u believe?!

Magnus Johansson wrote:That is really a pity, Jeff. I see you have a pair of Edsbyn Hunter! Is that an NNN BC binding on them? What brands are the other skis?


bc on the hunters.

let's see... various fischer, various rossi, blizzard, asnes wood...
by JeffOYB
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do we still need tracks?
Replies: 9
Views: 250

Re: Do we still need tracks?

i suppose they test both places. ... i've had races where i hop back'n'forth and conditions change w some places in tracks faster, some not. w classic i typically don't need the tracks but they can be nice -- esp in ice. i sometimes skate in the tracks too -- marathon or just DP.
by JeffOYB
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Fun w new skis!
Replies: 13
Views: 264

Re: Fun w new skis!

I tested them for 1 second w the rear bumper removed: no difference. Front bumper impedes good toe action even though bumper is soft. Rats. Rear bumper irrelevant. I removed front bumper, then fine. But of course it then fills w ice and needs to be chipped out. Not tolerable. It almost seems like th...
by JeffOYB
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Importance of the "right" Wax During Olympics!
Replies: 9
Views: 210

Re: Importance of the "right" Wax During Olympics!

yeah if they zero out all the tech the results might still be about the same. ...just cd save a lot of time and $. and in some places the accessibility of the sport might be better to a lot more ppl. oh well the wealthy will always have a leg up in sport that involves technology and equipment. poor ...
by JeffOYB
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do we still need tracks?
Replies: 9
Views: 250

Re: Do we still need tracks?

...when it's rock hard and icy. ...need tracks then. ...unless you're skating. but even in skating sometimes the tracks are very helpful.
by JeffOYB
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Importance of the "right" Wax During Olympics!
Replies: 9
Views: 210

Re: Importance of the "right" Wax During Olympics!

Isn't base prep and ski flex also hugely impt, even more so than waxing? This also contributes to the needed "fleet" of skis. Hasn't all alpine skiing -- and maybe even snowboarding been highly affected by wax (grind, flex) as well? Seems like biking does better at being fair even tho some...
by JeffOYB
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Importance of the "right" Wax During Olympics!
Replies: 9
Views: 210

Re: Importance of the "right" Wax During Olympics!

Let's be honest - maybe 6-8 countries have the waxing budgets to truly be competitive at this level. I think this is part of the reason why nordic skiing will always have a limited audience. A race should NOT be determined by the size of a countries waxing budget. It seems like classic skiing is ev...
by JeffOYB
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Fun w new skis!
Replies: 13
Views: 264

Re: Fun w new skis!

But the Nordic Skate link shows a classic binding w rear bumper... Maybe I just need softer bumpers all around? Do you have a link to pic of a Rotte R4 classic w no rear bumper? Those with rear bumpers are for skating. Here are the ones for classic: http://www.nordicskaters.com/products/catalog/xc-...
by JeffOYB
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Fun w new skis!
Replies: 13
Views: 264

Re: Fun w new skis!

But the Nordic Skate link shows a classic binding w rear bumper...

Maybe I just need softer bumpers all around?

Do you have a link to pic of a Rotte R4 classic w no rear bumper?
by JeffOYB
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Fun w new skis!
Replies: 13
Views: 264

Re: Fun w new skis!

Good eye! One binding is mounted 1/3" different from the other. Both are quite in FRONT of the balance point so the skis are quite tail heavy. I've never had classic skis like that. I noticed them acting funny today when I reversed directions, lifting the skis and the tails drooped quickly. Wel...
by JeffOYB
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Fun w new skis!
Replies: 13
Views: 264

Re: Fun w new skis!

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by JeffOYB
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can u believe?!
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Can u believe?!

...the frickin forecast is warm RAIN on this for next days? It's over a foot of cold powder! Argh!!!!

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by JeffOYB
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Spoiler Alert: Sprint Final
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Spoiler Alert: Sprint Final

it seemed like several were running up and maybe also some women?

maybe it relates to steepness and is a new formula. As a hill gets steeper maybe now they like to transition like this: DP > KDP > striding > running > herringbone

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