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by liège
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: any cool new nordic ski movie out there?
Replies: 19
Views: 1726

Re: any cool new nordic ski movie out there?

The new Warren Miller movie, premiering in October, will have a segment featuring the US cross-country ski team shot in August at the Snow Farm in New Zealand. It's not the focus of the entire movie - so you'll still watch a lot of big mountain and powder skiing and snowboarding - but it's apparentl...
by liège
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Importance of the "right" Wax During Olympics!
Replies: 14
Views: 1135

Re: Importance of the "right" Wax During Olympics!

It seems like classic skiing is even more impacted my the waxing methodologies developed by nations with huge waxing budgets. I just did the [rough] math for kick per pair in classic: Hard wax day: $0.25 for binder $0.70 for kick wax Klister-cover day: $0.10 for klister binder $0.60 for klister $0....
by liège
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Nordic Ski World Championships
Replies: 12
Views: 994

Re: Nordic Ski World Championships

That's a good point about ski jumping. I don't know if the TV ratings for jumping are [unfathomably] good enough that they can justify taking another sport's "spot" or what. I do know that cross-country's ratings for a long time were boosted by Germany (back when Teichmann/Angerer/Sommefel...
by liège
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Seefeld: striding on the flats to the finish?
Replies: 3
Views: 558

Re: Seefeld: striding on the flats to the finish?

Most of that video is showing the 1.9/6.9/11.9km camera position, which is coming up the first uphill that was in the sprint, before they went under the bridge (except that in the 10/15km, you had ~700m of climbing before getting there) and the 3.9/8.9/13.9km camera position, which comes near the en...
by liège
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Nordic Ski World Championships
Replies: 12
Views: 994

Re: Nordic Ski World Championships

Right now, TV time decides when the races start - and in some cases, what events are held there. For example, it would have made more sense to have an individual start 10/15km FS race this last weekend in Seefeld before the Olympics, where there are 10/15km FS individual start races. But the only ti...
by liège
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Nordic Ski World Championships
Replies: 12
Views: 994

Re: Nordic Ski World Championships

That is odd that Russia hasn't hosted World Championships. I wonder if part of the issue is getting visas for all the nations quick enough - especially when it was USSR? When I've gone to Russia, visas have been a huge hassle. To be honest about Seefeld, the sprint is a little weird -- almost possib...
by liège
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Revisit a legend: when Oddvar broke his pole!
Replies: 14
Views: 1097

Re: Revisit a legend: when Oddvar broke his pole!

From FIS: 316.3 When using hand-timing, the time is taken when the competitor's first foot crosses the finish line. 316.4 Electronic Timing 316.4.1 The following electronic timing technologies can be used to identify the official finish times: - Electronic timing system based on photo cells. The mea...
by liège
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: good kickwax for wet 34deg young humid snow?
Replies: 5
Views: 714

Re: good kickwax for wet 34deg young humid snow?

Ski-Go HF Yellow. If there isn't too much new snow and/or the base is transformed, you can put down a klister binder (like Rode Special Violet or the equivalent), let it cool down outside, and then cover with the hardwax. Or, if you want to roll the dice a little, you can put on a relatively thick l...
by liège
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Under 30 minutes
Replies: 6
Views: 769

Re: Under 30 minutes

I'm guessing the speed in the new downhill section on race day was minimum 70kph/44mph in the new, big downhill. A certain Afton, MN native and an Estonian wax tech working for Russian both hit 70.6kph on Wednesday ... and at least one of those was on classic skis with CH6 and no structure. There wa...
by liège
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Training philosophy
Replies: 45
Views: 8152

Re: Training philosophy

Coaches even talk openly on TV about it and I've wondered how wise it is, but there's been lot of talk how Norway's dominance last years hasn't been good and how it benefits us in the long term if everybody is more close, so I guess there's been a mood to share more. ... With Russian skiers so stro...
by liège
Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: How tech changes in recent years...
Replies: 14
Views: 3378

Re: How tech changes in recent years...

Nagano 50km: HD 113m, MC 67m, TC 1749m

Page 60, http://library.la84.org/6oic/OfficialReports/1998/Vol3_e.pdf
by liège
Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: How tech changes in recent years...
Replies: 14
Views: 3378

Re: How tech changes in recent years...

As soon as I post that, of course, I find this: http://library.la84.org/6oic/OfficialReports/1998/Vol2_e.pdf Page 198 has homologation info from Nagano, though I have no idea what the 97/03.11/50 course actually was. I'm assuming it wasn't just 10 X Course B, but if it were, it would have been 2140m...
by liège
Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: How tech changes in recent years...
Replies: 14
Views: 3378

Re: How tech changes in recent years...

That's a good question. I can't find course information for those places either. There's a list of homologated courses in each country here: http://www.fis-ski.com/mm/Document/documentlibrary/Cross-Country/04/26/84/COURSHOMNat_English.pdf But Big Thunder isn't listed as a venue with homologated cour...
by liège
Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: How tech changes in recent years...
Replies: 14
Views: 3378

Re: How tech changes in recent years...

It sounds like you have actually performed that test. Ah, I wish. My time machine is in the shop. If swimmers are swimming faster today than they did in the 1980s and 1990s, and runners are running faster, and weightlifters are picking up heavier things, and cyclists are riding farther in an hour i...

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