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by skiffrace
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Exel Straps
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: Exel Straps

You need straps whose attachment section is narrow enough to fit through the narrow slots in the pole. For example, these Skikes do: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LP2XHC0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I own several pairs of straps, and found the following: - They need to fit...
by skiffrace
Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: 1000 cheating Russians
Replies: 40
Views: 998

Re: 1000 cheating Russians

n biathlon, despite much coming of the accusations except 2 suspended, Russia has now lost its right to host the World Championship in 2021, and on the very day of the World Championship start in Austria now, another one is suspended without the case even having reached the Anti-Doping Hearing Pane...
by skiffrace
Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: broke my arm ... rats!
Replies: 13
Views: 250

Re: broke my arm ... rats!

The weird thing is that I've never trained more strength (gym 2-3 times a week) than I've done last years and still the disc slipped, but true that I've been neglecting stretching completely. Maybe that's really the key so will be sure to do that from now on. Right. Taking vitamin pills this week w...
by skiffrace
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: broke my arm ... rats!
Replies: 13
Views: 250

Re: broke my arm ... rats!

I just had a herniated disc so must take it easy for 60 days following surgery.. Sorry to hear that - back problems are among the worst to deal with :-( This ties back to something Jeff mentioned on a different thread (hip pain), and I think is important. We (people who post here) are outdoor/aerob...
by skiffrace
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: broke my arm ... rats!
Replies: 13
Views: 250

Re: broke my arm ... rats!

Jeff- you are actually doing better than you think. You probably have health insurance. If you did not, you'd not be thinking much about the broken arm and instead about the thousands of $K streaming from your pocket to the pockets of quacks and hospitals. With insurance, think of it as an enforced ...
by skiffrace
Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: What makes skis faster? ...Narrowness or Length?
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: What makes skis faster? ...Narrowness or Length?

We say that skis "glide", but in reality they usually waterplane on a thin film of water. Water melts above 0 Celsius at normal atmospheric pressure, but the higher the pressure, the lower the melting temperature. The weight of the skier creates the extra pressure so the snow pressed by sk...
by skiffrace
Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Camber on skate skis
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Camber on skate skis

I find this question interesting as well. Here is a quote from the site I found (below) Camber is the shape a ski has vertically along its length. Most skis are arched so that the area under the binding is above the snow when there is no weight on the ski, with the areas at the ends of the sidecut t...
by skiffrace
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: how to make XC racing visually interesting?
Replies: 12
Views: 410

Re: how to make XC racing visually interesting?

X-country skiing suffers the same disadvantage as all the distance sports - fixed camera won't do it. The advent of television elevated all the ball sports to its current status thanks to the convenience with which the event can be covered. A couple of cameras or even single camera may show all the ...
by skiffrace
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Where do you rollerski?
Replies: 47
Views: 1080

Re: Where do you rollerski?

Pat - you may want to call the shop and stay on top of this. I bought my Jenex V2s from the same store, and they did not mount the bindings anywhere near they should be (although 100% correct mounting is not possible on model I had) Check out this thread: http://www.xcskiforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=24...
by skiffrace
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: how to make XC racing visually interesting?
Replies: 12
Views: 410

Re: how to make XC racing visually interesting?

You mean "how to make XC racing interesting in US", right? Here is how you do it: 1) With a toss of a coin divide all competitors into 2 opposing teams. 2) Equip them with shoulder pads that will make them look 2x as wide as they are (a-la American Football), and in full-face helmets, pref...
by skiffrace
Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Where do you rollerski?
Replies: 47
Views: 1080

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: 111

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: 192

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: 192

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: 47
Views: 1080

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?

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