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by sangreen
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: How to promote rollerskiing?
Replies: 29
Views: 1881

Re: How to promote rollerskiing?

It seems many of the comments here are related to WHY rather than the HOW aspect which was asked by the OP. Promotion seems to happen at a different levels (local, regional, national) and each is apparently driven by different factors (I'm thinking of the "Lance effect" on USA cycling). As...
by sangreen
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Converting nowax to wax base
Replies: 1
Views: 673

Re: Converting nowax to wax base

I think the short answer is no.

I was thinking of doing this at one point, called a few different shops known for ski tuning and grinding, etc. All of the responses that I received were negative.

Let us know if you find something.
by sangreen
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Birkie hills and hilly course profiles
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Birkie hills and hilly course profiles

When reading the write-up for the American Birkie on fasterskier I was struck by a quote from 3rd place woman (50 skate) Chelsea Holmes: "In the beginning, it’s a strange feeling because it always feels a little bit slow, like a very different race pace than even a 30 k that you do at other tim...
by sangreen
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Any Olympic skiers going to be at Birkie? Or elite Germans?
Replies: 5
Views: 489

Re: Any Olympic skiers going to be at Birkie? Or elite Germans?

Hey now, Bjorn Daehle and Vegard Ulvang have skied the American Birkebeiner :)

Sure it was post-retirement. I do not know anything about what Northug is up to. Not retired, but not racing much... hiatus?
by sangreen
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Race Suits, your thoughts?
Replies: 13
Views: 7559

Re: Race Suits, your thoughts?

Ben mentioned that they last awhile... unfortunately not the case for mine --It is slowly shrinking and fits a little bit tighter each year :shock: As a citizen skier, racing for me is all about having fun and the joy (experienced only after the fact) of giving a maximal effort. A race suit can fact...
by sangreen
Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: any video showing how NOT to ski?
Replies: 2
Views: 889

Re: any video showing how NOT to ski?

Sorry I can't answer your question. But I have a neat American Birkebeiner DVD where the classic race was "filmed" with a single fixed camera on one of the first big climbs --just wave after wave of skiers going past. The footage is over an hour long. In any case, it is remarkable to watch...
by sangreen
Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Glide waxing question-recreational skis
Replies: 6
Views: 1583

Re: Glide waxing question-recreational skis

I would just brush them out thoroughly with a bronze or steel brush and start waxing. I would also mention that a decent wax bench is essential. If you do a google search for something like "homemade wax bench" or "DIY wax bench" you will find several inexpensive and very functio...
by sangreen
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Marwe REPAIR needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1240

Re: Marwe REPAIR needed

To update I am now sure that I did not get it clean enough in my first attempt. I know this because I peeled back the plastic base ~10 cm and found quite a bit of grit wedged between the wooden core and the base. I washed thoroughly and have been letting it dry for the past few days. I am going to t...
by sangreen
Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Marwe REPAIR needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1240

Marwe REPAIR needed

Somehow the base of one of my Marwe rollerski has separated. I am worried that the wood is not treated for exposure and will rot as is. I tried washing it, clean with alcohol, dry, and then put epoxy (Gorilla) in there and clamped it with some C-clamps overnight. That held for a month or so, but it ...
by sangreen
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: boot lifetime
Replies: 7
Views: 1589

Re: boot lifetime

Yes, I think that you are right that most of the damage was done rollerskiing. Pretty gross actually how much sweat I have poured into those poor boots. Maybe I will spring for some of those rollerski boots because I do not have a pair of regular boots to "demote" to rs duty. A follow up q...
by sangreen
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: boot lifetime
Replies: 7
Views: 1589

boot lifetime

What is a reasonable lifetime for XC boots, especially the higher end/racing models? I got ~5 years out of my last pairs of "elite" classic and skate boots, which were used for both rollerskiing and on snow skiing. So basically I wear them a couple times a week year round, sometimes more i...
by sangreen
Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Black terva and other cold kickers
Replies: 4
Views: 1667

Re: Black terva and other cold kickers

Thanks for the reply. The dedicated binders that I own and use are Toke Green Binder and Vauhti Super. My usual practice in cold new snow is to iron in a very, very thin layer of one of these binders and then iron a second layer of temp appropriate wax e.g. something like rode multigrade or swix V30...
by sangreen
Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Black terva and other cold kickers
Replies: 4
Views: 1667

Black terva and other cold kickers

I have been hearing/reading lots of good things about this wax. Got a classic race coming up that is supposed to be cold (~3F) with several inches of new snow forecast before/during the event. I have had decent luck in the past in similar conditions with the colder waxes from Swix and Rode, but am i...

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