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by osloskier
Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: What works for powder over crust?
Replies: 1
Views: 2601

Re: What works for powder over crust?

#1: A thin layer of blue klister (in the klister zone only), let it harden outside for a while, then blue wax on top should work fine.
by osloskier
Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: TdS Stage 4 result
Replies: 4
Views: 2904

Re: TdS Stage 4 result

No surprise snowstorms this time. Diggins won fair and square, no luck involved at all. Congratulations!
by osloskier
Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Rilling Again
Replies: 1
Views: 1230

Re: Rilling Again

I think rilling will help. New, wet snow is difficult because the crystals are still sharp, which suggests a fine and rounded structure, but at the same time there is lots of water which doesn't have anywhere to go, which suggests a coarse and sharp one. What's the best structure for these condition...
by osloskier
Sat Mar 07, 2015 4:31 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Need help - skiing off track fields w/gentle hills
Replies: 10
Views: 2453

Re: Need help - skiing off track fields w/gentle hills

For me, smooth, quiet glide is important. I really dislike the buzzing sound crown skis make. Crowns also don't grip as well in cold snow when skiing is at its finest, and don't work at all in icy tracks. Both technologies have their strengths and weaknesses, waxing is somewhat difficult and messy a...
by osloskier
Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:37 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Need help - skiing off track fields w/gentle hills
Replies: 10
Views: 2453

Re: Need help - skiing off track fields w/gentle hills

Waxable is better in dry snow. Crowns are simpler around freezing and warmer. I think it depends on what kind of snow you will see most.
by osloskier
Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:58 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Cold skis
Replies: 9
Views: 2139

Re: Cold skis

I think it looks like they have scraped away about half the structure depth. You can still see the longitudinal grooves.
by osloskier
Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Icing up of Grip Zone
Replies: 11
Views: 2761

Re: Icing up of Grip Zone

Ok, will try that, I promise!

Not many shops carry it and I was confused about the name as there's something else printed on the box.

Thanks 8)
by osloskier
Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Icing up of Grip Zone
Replies: 11
Views: 2761

Re: Icing up of Grip Zone

I let the klister harden outside overnight, but that didn't help. I was able to cover it easily, but the cover wax just mixed with the klister so I might as well not have bothered covering at all. There was very coarse, wet snow underneath 2 or 3 cm of moist, sticky, almost-fresh snow which came dow...
by osloskier
Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Icing up of Grip Zone
Replies: 11
Views: 2761

Re: Icing up of Grip Zone

I recently tried that. I thought the fresh snow would transform, but it didn't. I tried a wax covered universal klister. Total disaster. I scraped off as much as I could, but with klister skis I then had no grip and poor glide. At least I was able to turn back without carrying the skis... :D I went ...
by osloskier
Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Cold skis
Replies: 9
Views: 2139

Re: Cold skis

Updated with translation of tables and captions.
by osloskier
Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Cold skis
Replies: 9
Views: 2139

Re: Cold skis

I was looking for the Primateria report yesterday and couldn't find it. Then it occurred to me that it might be written in Swedish. Bingo, there it was. I'll see if I can find the time to translate the most interesting stuff. But even untranslated, the electron microscope photos and the glide test g...
by osloskier
Tue Mar 03, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Cold skis
Replies: 9
Views: 2139

Re: Cold skis

Lots of contact area is good, but I don't think the camber has to be low. My coldest skis are old Rossi X-ium skate skis which have zero splay but a fairly high camber. The tips are quite stiff and tend to dig into the snow, so they are fast only when it's both hard and cold. I tried to use them in ...
by osloskier
Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: US Women in Falun World Championships - great result
Replies: 14
Views: 2941

Re: US Women in Falun World Championships - great result

Good result in the relay too.
by osloskier
Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Switching from SNS to NNN - remounting
Replies: 23
Views: 4574

Re: Switching from SNS to NNN - remounting

It's possible to replace the NIS plate if necessary. When one of my plates broke the shop sent the ski back to the factory, and I got it back with a new plate within a week.
by osloskier
Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: US Women in Falun World Championships - great result
Replies: 14
Views: 2941

Re: US Women in Falun World Championships - great result

Congratulations! Yep, major wax disaster... Weng said she was wondering whether they had put klister instead of glider on her skis. I think maybe the Norwegian team is too fixated on testing. The Swedes had a meteorologist in the team who said "in five minutes it's going to start snowing",...

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