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by skiffrace
Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Where do you rollerski?
Replies: 32
Views: 600

Re: Where do you rollerski?

Is the 1/2 mile crushed stone path the only place where you can rollerski? Then you may want to stick with what you have. As Magnus said, you need a dedicated equipment for classic vs. skate. The reviews of skikes with ratcheting front wheels are not good - they supposedly are way off from the dedic...
by skiffrace
Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Ski camber vs. rollerski flex
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Ski camber vs. rollerski flex

A classic x-country ski has a camber in the middle. When the ski is unloaded, it glides on the front and back sections that are specially designed for low gliding resistance, and sometimes also waxed. During the kick phase the middle, cambered section is pushed into the contact with the snow, so the...
by skiffrace
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Spills and thrills
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: Spills and thrills

And face first on asphalt after getting a pole in between my ski while skating is my big fear rollerskiing so really thinking about getting a helmet with face guard like this: IMHO, this type of helmet reinforcement would be useless, except maybe for a very minor scrapes. During an accident, the he...
by skiffrace
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Spills and thrills
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: Spills and thrills

Bottom line: if I hadn't been wearing a good helmet, I'm sure I wouldn't be writing this. Amen. I had an almost exact situation. but on a bicycle. Twice. Both times front wheel got stuck, and I went flying over handlebars, head and shoulder first into the pavement. If it wasn't for the helmet, I mi...
by skiffrace
Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Where do you rollerski?
Replies: 32
Views: 600

Re: Where do you rollerski?

Magnus Johansson wrote:Otherwise I usually take the bike with my roller skis and poles some kilometers to an appropriate starting place.

What do you do with the bike while you rollerski? Hide it in the bushes? Chain it to the tree? Or is Sweden still a place where you can leave it unsecured in plain view?
by skiffrace
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Not much DPing in Mustair!
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: Not much DPing in Mustair!

Magnus Johansson wrote:Not many Russians think of the mass murderer Lenin as an inspiration.

No, instead they admire the mega-mass murderer Stalin as a "great leader".
https://www.rt.com/politics/337183-symp ... -russians/
by skiffrace
Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Not much DPing in Mustair!
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: Not much DPing in Mustair!

Magnus Johansson wrote:I believe the trick is being played on Legkov, Belov and Vylegzhanin.

As always, the evil capitalists conspiring against the Holy Mother Russia.
Fresh-faced boys from Siberia were winning powered solely by kartoshki and thoughts of Lenin...
by skiffrace
Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Not much DPing in Mustair!
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: Not much DPing in Mustair!

Here is the race commented in the language the civilized world universally speaks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0Ne0Jp76qc So the winning russkie somehow managed to trick the anti-doping agency better than his DQd comrades? How come? As far as DPing - the ones using it managed to hang on with th...
by skiffrace
Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Those in-between months..
Replies: 22
Views: 7208

Re: Those in-between months..

Of course this can be pretty risky business and every year some are lost beneath the ice, but maybe join a group and go together. Interesting. If for safety reasons you go with the group, it will help only if the group is prepared (ex. each member carries rope) A crazy idea - if you skate on ice th...
by skiffrace
Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Where do you rollerski?
Replies: 32
Views: 600

Re: Where do you rollerski?

In Portland OR greater metro area, the best place by far to rollerski is Banks-Vernonia Trail http://www.traillink.com/trail-photos/banks-vernonia-state-trail.aspx If you start in Banks the first 5 miles are flat, then there is a gentle uphill for the next 5 miles followed by gentle downhill for the...
by skiffrace
Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Skin ski, what to get?
Replies: 43
Views: 6096

Re: Skin ski, what to get?

Magnus Johansson wrote:Yes, countryside roads, but we prefer bicycle trails, or even better: roller ski courses.

Dedicated roller ski courses? Wow, they put your tax money to good use in Sweden!!! In US it's F-22s and F-35s, in Poland it's 3 bureaucrats doing the work of 1.
by skiffrace
Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Skin ski, what to get?
Replies: 43
Views: 6096

Re: Skin ski, what to get?

Yes, a trail in the woods is nicer than a road with cars Where do you guys rollerski up there? Do you really go out on the road with traffic? Even if my rollerski skills were much better, I would think 3x before venturing there. For me, it's only bicycle trails, with (reasonably) smooth surface and...
by skiffrace
Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Skin ski, what to get?
Replies: 43
Views: 6096

Re: Skin ski, what to get?

old sugary artificial snow They are making artificial snow for x-country skiing in Oslo? Nice. As far as your skin-skis, don't worry about the poor grip. Rollerskis have great grip, always. If the current climatic trends continue, we'll be roller skiing year-round, in nice 5 degree weather in Janua...
by skiffrace
Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:38 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Skin ski, what to get?
Replies: 43
Views: 6096

Re: Skin ski, what to get?

It was not clear if the skis were measured for the testers, but one has to assume they were at least within recommended range. This is an important point. I looked at snapshots of the video, and (based just on the visual part of it) am not impressed with the test. It appears a group of skiers set o...
by skiffrace
Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Those in-between months..
Replies: 22
Views: 7208

Re: Those in-between months..

You still able to rollerski there in Poland or similar gravel issues?

I can't, but not because of gravel. I don't have a car where I currently stay, and the places where one can rollerski (well) is far away - long ride on 2 different buses. So, for now, I don't bother, and do other things instead.

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