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by skiffrace
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: How's the season going?
Replies: 12
Views: 207

Re: How's the season going?

Then pilates may suit you better than yoga. They achieve similar goals but in a different way. Yoga has a lot of uncomfortable, static stretching. In pilates, you stretch a muscle by contracting the opposite muscle: ex stretch hamstring through contraction of the muscles in the front of the leg. It ...
by skiffrace
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: How's the season going?
Replies: 12
Views: 207

Re: How's the season going?

neuro wrote: I might really make an effort to get into it over the winter.

What do you plan to achieve with the yoga program?
by skiffrace
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: Got a boat
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Got a boat

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ True, even if you are just a kayak owner. Did you hear this one: "What are the 2 happiest days in boat-owner's life? The day he buys the boat, and the day he sells it" :D How about this one: "The enjoyment of the boat is inversely proportional to the...
by skiffrace
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: ROLLER SKI AND RUNNING
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: ROLLER SKI AND RUNNING

Pat: while roller-skiing and running are related, they are not equal as far as their fitness impact. Running is an inherently hard sport - even a slow run is a noticeable effort for most athletes. OTOH, on roller-skis it is easy to crank mile-after-junk-mile at HR of 130-140 (barely above fast walki...
by skiffrace
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Jenex brakes eating my shoes
Replies: 13
Views: 630

Re: Jenex brakes eating my shoes

unless I can make a cuff that rolls like the Ski Skett. Would that solve your problem? Do you have a drill at home? If so, first determine the fore/aft location for the roller. Does the upper vertical arm of your Jenex brake already have holes in the right place? Otherwise, can you lightly bend the...
by skiffrace
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Jenex brakes eating my shoes
Replies: 13
Views: 630

Re: Jenex brakes eating my shoes

So you've tried all the low-hanging fruit to no avail. Time for out-of-the-box solutions.... Example: buy a can of herring, eat the fish, throw away the can, save the metal top. Round the top, so it matches the profile of the boot. Attach the top to the boot the best you can (duck tape, double-sided...
by skiffrace
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Jenex brakes eating my shoes
Replies: 13
Views: 630

Re: Jenex brakes eating my shoes

It's not really the arm that's the problem as much as the cuff itself which will scrape the boot The cuff scrapes the boot when you press the boot against it to apply the brake? Then you need to tinker with the cuff...change its shape, add/remove padding... hampered by lack of testing Exactly. They...
by skiffrace
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Jenex brakes eating my shoes
Replies: 13
Views: 630

Re: Jenex brakes eating my shoes

Maybe I should make a custom roller thingy like the Skiskett and put on the Jenex? But how? Dissassemble the vertical arm of Jenex brake. Using a piece of thick cardboard, pencil and razor, make a template of the same length and with bolt holes in the same locations, but one that properly curves, j...
by skiffrace
Wed May 17, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone rollerskiing yet?
Replies: 64
Views: 2059

Re: Anyone rollerskiing yet?

That's a good long way on one pair of skis Current V2 model, unlike one from early 2000s is sturdy and heavy. That's a good thing IMHO - if you want speed you should not be using these rollerskis. About the replacement tire, where did you find it, and did you run it for long? I bought these: https:...
by skiffrace
Wed May 17, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone rollerskiing yet?
Replies: 64
Views: 2059

Re: Anyone rollerskiing yet?

About inflatable tyres and wheels, what's your opinion on the Jenex ones? I would rate my experience with Jenex wheels, tires and tubes at 4.5 out of 5, so overall very good. I have ~3K km on them so far, though very little recently. 1. Wheels: do the job. Most of the work is done by the front, rat...
by skiffrace
Wed May 03, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: New racing technique
Replies: 8
Views: 802

Re: New racing technique

Maybe it's more tiring like you say, but they say faster. But then double poling has replaced a lot of double pole kick striding areas from before, despite it being more tiring, showing that it's the speed of the technique which counts. This is an interesting point. The new technique may indeed be ...
by skiffrace
Mon May 01, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: New racing technique
Replies: 8
Views: 802

Re: New racing technique

pundits and trainers say Well, let's wait and see then. This technique will likely be analyzed, and most importantly MEASURED during the off season. If it is superior to the current technique, we may see a lot of competitors adopting it for the 2017/18 races, otherwise, it will be just a flash in t...
by skiffrace
Mon May 01, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: New racing technique
Replies: 8
Views: 802

Re: New racing technique

When you look at the original video, other skiers are doing something somewhat similar, except they don't lift the skis as much off the ground as Johannes Klaebo. Let's say track runner A is running with his usual gait, and runner B running a bit faster using the so-called "skipping" (high...
by skiffrace
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: The Holmenkollen organist
Replies: 11
Views: 489

Re: The Holmenkollen organist

How can that be when you firmly cling to the belief that Shakespeare is the true author and will not look at anything to the contrary, but dismiss it out of hand? I said "in matters I know little about I follow the opinion of established experts - Shakespearean scholars" Let a panel of ex...
by skiffrace
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: The Holmenkollen organist
Replies: 11
Views: 489

Re: The Holmenkollen organist

Shakespeare has been one of the most studied persons in history, his life and works analyzed in details by lots of people who spent their careers on doing so. But here, an "amateur" claims to have found something that scores of professionals missed. Really? >>Even if the shutters are compl...

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