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by JeffOYB
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Measuring skier watts?
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Measuring skier watts?

I see that NordicTrack has a new machine that measures watts but it looks kinda lame. well, for integrated allbody work anyway. looks like you put a cable to one foot at a time. ugh. https://www.nordictrack.com/fusion-cst-series I wonder if the original NT could have bindings put onto its boards. It...
by JeffOYB
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: cheap chinese knockoffs? ...poles?
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: cheap chinese knockoffs? ...poles?

i've read that the grips, straps are chintzy. so maybe cheap in the details.
by JeffOYB
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Measuring skier watts?
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Measuring skier watts?

SkiErg does a calculation of meters/pace to determine watts. not a real wattmeter. or maybe none of them are? no, the ones mounted on bike-parts (hub/crank) are real. couldn't a real meter be mounted to any axle? so a poling axle and a striding axle...
by JeffOYB
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: How long do skis last?
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: How long do skis last?

cute ski jor friends!

... i meant how many MILES does a ski base or ski camber last? not just years of 'age.'
by JeffOYB
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Measuring skier watts?
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Measuring skier watts?

cool -- now they need to add in a leg machine and add the watts from that.

what kind of watts do skiers generate on the ski erg 2?
by JeffOYB
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: cheap chinese knockoffs? ...poles?
Replies: 3
Views: 79

cheap chinese knockoffs? ...poles?

Anyone try the Winget poles? $50 for 100% carbon. Chinese knockoffs.

Any other cheap Chinese knockoff xc ski gear out there? They seem to aim at the hightech stuff. Carbon, lights, gopro's.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015X ... bw_c_x_1_w
by JeffOYB
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Measuring skier watts?
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Measuring skier watts?

I feel I've brought this up before but I did a search and came up empty. Is there a handy way for skiers to measure watts? I would think that one of those skiable treadmills could just have a wattmeter on it and however fast you could get it going would tell you. I recall discussing this somewhere a...
by JeffOYB
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: How long do skis last?
Replies: 3
Views: 104

How long do skis last?

I'm guessing their lifespans are rated by mileage but I haven't seen any ratings of lifespans or comparisons or estimations. What a funny biz is our ski trade! I'd guess that 2000 miles might be a nice ski lifespan. ...I did see that mileage noted by a brand for a nowax ski model. However, waxables ...
by JeffOYB
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: stiff tour skis for big guys?
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: stiff tour skis for big guys?

thanks -- that 204 xstiff looks good!
by JeffOYB
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: How are magic Nanogrip and Optigrip doing?
Replies: 2
Views: 113

How are magic Nanogrip and Optigrip doing?

Anyone using Peltonen Nanogrip or Yoko Optigrip these days? Liking them? How different or better are they from Zero or Skin skis?
by JeffOYB
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boutique CAD ski companies?
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Boutique CAD ski companies?

nobody knows. ok i'll dig
by JeffOYB
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Is poling from the thumb better?
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: Is poling from the thumb better?

hard to see details w all the black in that photo but it looks like the Swix strap I have that inspired my post. it also has 3 points of connection -- left right and top. i don't care so much about control, at least for this topic, but it feels like i can lever off of my thumb w this strap -- i can ...
by JeffOYB
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Revisit a legend: when Oddvar broke his pole!
Replies: 13
Views: 195

Re: Revisit a legend: when Oddvar broke his pole!

that was a funny video! i couldn't understand it, but I got the joke! ...then i saw another where Petter imitates Oddvar. ha!!!
by JeffOYB
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Is poling from the thumb better?
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Is poling from the thumb better?

Kuzmin seems to think so. I wonder if there's an easy way for us to test this for ourselves other than by buying his grip and glove. I have an older Swix cuff that fits in a way that seems to 'catch' my thumb and seems to involve my thumb in the poling motion. Basically it seems like Kuzmin is sayin...
by JeffOYB
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boutique CAD ski companies?
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Boutique CAD ski companies?

It seems like short run boutique CAD companies helped revolutionize the biking industry. Is there any potential for something like this in skiing? Where a small company could go to a large ski maker and order small batches of skis to their own specifications online at cheap unit prices which they th...

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