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by m2qItMot
Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Economy Performance Glide wax
Replies: 16
Views: 2444

Re: Economy Performance Glide wax

Has anyone you tried, or heard anything about the new "017" series Kuzmin scrapes? The two-piece ones? I mean, beyond what is obvious from the website and videos.
by m2qItMot
Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: cheapest good carbon poles?
Replies: 4
Views: 1017

Re: cheapest good carbon poles?

There are these guys too: barnettamerica.com They have some very competitively priced carbon poles. But be aware that they seem to be staffed with people that have little knowledge of the sport! I bought some poles, but they seem unable to locate and ship the appropriate handles or straps at all. Af...
by m2qItMot
Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Steel scraper mishap?
Replies: 3
Views: 1346

Re: Steel scraper mishap?

FWIF, I have been quite happy with Kuzmin scrapers for the last year or so. If you go that way, be aware that for flattening/dressing down the base you almost surely want to use the most aggressive "+" scrapers. The "regular" takes very little material and I can imagine that the ...
by m2qItMot
Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Roller skis
Replies: 25
Views: 6171

Re: Roller skis

Magnus : Yeah, those are great, if they really work as advertised. But they are pricey. davidb : Rollerskishop actually seems to suggest that it is the rubber compound that make the difference. Here is what they say: Choose your speed from 3 different long lasting rubber formulas that we guarantee ...
by m2qItMot
Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Kuzmin scraping and structure
Replies: 75
Views: 18230

Re: Kuzmin scraping and structure

Has anyone tried the new "017" series of Kuzmin scrapers. The two-piece ones, where the blade and the holder are separate? If so, any comments? How do they compare to the old ones? How easy/possible is it to sharpen them? It also seems to me from the pics, that the direction of cutting is ...
by m2qItMot
Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Roller skis
Replies: 25
Views: 6171

Re: Roller skis

PS: I meant to say that I am particularly interested in the V2s because they seem to be the only brand that has variable speed reducers, whose resistance can be changed on the fly. I am assuming this is a serious advantage when going down moderate downhills. It is, right?
by m2qItMot
Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Roller skis
Replies: 25
Views: 6171

Re: Roller skis

I am also looking to try RS - very useful discussion!

So, any opinions on the current V2 XLQ98 model? Also, has anyone tried the woodrollerski skate ones?
by m2qItMot
Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Adding length to a pole - 1 to 2 cm
Replies: 9
Views: 2301

Adding length to a pole - 1 to 2 cm

I know this may sound strange or even ridiculous, but it should be fairly simple, when I think about it. I cut my new skating poles and there is s good chance that I got them to the perfect length, but ... I have some doubts that I might be better off with a centimeter or two more. Most likely becau...
by m2qItMot
Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Kuzmin scraping and structure
Replies: 75
Views: 18230

Re: Kuzmin scraping and structure

How about "pre-scraping" with a regular steel scraper, after a stone grind? Just to get rid of the abrasive particles. Then you use the Kuzmin scraper. Has this been tried?
by m2qItMot
Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Skate ski length choice: short hard vs long soft
Replies: 15
Views: 4195

Skate ski length choice: short hard vs long soft

It feels like this topic would have been discussed a million times, but I can't find anything. Anyway - I am about 176cm/70kg (5-10'/155lb), depending on the time of year. Looking at skate skis, let's say Atomic Race Skate, I fit equally well into the 184 cm hard and 190 cm soft. How does one decide...
by m2qItMot
Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:28 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Is it possble to modify xc boots, "alipne boot style"?
Replies: 6
Views: 1270

Re: Is it possble to modify xc boots, "alipne boot style"?

Thanks for all info!

nxski, when you say
They are made to be heat moulded ...
what exactly do you mean? How do I heat-mold Salomon Skate boots? Or whatever boots? Can you elaborate a bit?
by m2qItMot
Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Kuzmin scraping and structure
Replies: 75
Views: 18230

Re: Kuzmin scraping and structure

This is far above my grade! We are talking real art here :-) Thanks for the pics - they look fantastic!
by m2qItMot
Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Kuzmin scraping and structure
Replies: 75
Views: 18230

Re: Kuzmin scraping and structure

So, regarding the brushing after steel scraping - what exactly does it achieve? How bad is it, if one does not brush or brushes not much? How do you know when you are done brushing - just by the shiny finish on the base? Last, but not least, can one use a cheaper (well ... er, previously purchased :...
by m2qItMot
Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Is it possble to modify xc boots, "alipne boot style"?
Replies: 6
Views: 1270

Is it possble to modify xc boots, "alipne boot style"?

Is it possible "boot-fit" a high end xc skate boot in a way similar to what is possible with alpine boots? Namely heating and stretching the plastic and/or grinding?

I am asking specifically about Salomon S-Lab Skate and the plastic molds around the heel.
by m2qItMot
Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Kuzmin scraping and structure
Replies: 75
Views: 18230

Re: Kuzmin scraping and structure

I have been reading this and related threads since last winter - and I am pretty much sold on the idea that this is the way to go, at least for me! So I have some practical questions, for which I have not found good answers: 1) How does one buy these scrapers in the US - just contact some non-US dis...

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