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by JeffOYB
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Converting nowax to wax base
Replies: 2
Views: 841

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: 8997

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: 302

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: 725

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: 2326

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: 689

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: 725

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: 725

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: 725

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: 278

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...
by JeffOYB
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: How to promote rollerskiing?
Replies: 29
Views: 2326

Re: How to promote rollerskiing?

i think pro is common in rollerblading and would be comparably accepted in rollerskiing. ...but didn't rollerblading drop off the map in recent years? i've heard, tho, that it might be making a comeback. i wonder if it somehow acquired a mainstream that got too extreme and regular ppl felt left out?...
by JeffOYB
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Innovations in today's rollerskis?
Replies: 7
Views: 901

Re: Innovations in today's rollerskis?

what are the skis that are well known to be good on chipseal -- nonsmooth pavement?
by JeffOYB
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Michigan having a crazy SNOWY April!
Replies: 0
Views: 221

Michigan having a crazy SNOWY April!

Michigan is getting snow after snow! ...In April.

Up north they've had 34" in 3 days -- and that's the lower peninsula!

Downstate here we're supposed to get more snow again soon.

The UP just had a low of -24degF and the Keweenaw notched up over 300".
by JeffOYB
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonking in the cold
Replies: 6
Views: 714

Re: Bonking in the cold

It's been awhile. I find that cold weather adventure takes a different kind of fuel. The last time I bonked was doing a 4 hr hilly ski using gatorade and powerbars. They didn't cut it! Then I learned about Deluxe Pizza! Since then I've always taken fat'n'protein out on long cold outings and haven't ...

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