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by dcpattie
Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Triceps Injury
Replies: 28
Views: 4088

Re: Triceps Injury

About poles, there are larger grips to try. Maybe it will help loosen your grip somewhat. Good thought. I switched all my poles to the Leki system because I liked the glove-to-handle click system. However, these grips are completely straight and do not have the ergonomic "bend" found on m...
by dcpattie
Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Triceps Injury
Replies: 28
Views: 4088

Re: Triceps Injury

Dave, sorry to hear your injury is still there. Maybe get into some skating too (not just classic) so you can go no poles now and then? I am no expert but if you have good handles and straps, you should never have to grip the handles too much as the force is being transmitted through the straps, no...
by dcpattie
Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Triceps Injury
Replies: 28
Views: 4088

Re: Triceps Injury

Dave, I am not a medical person but it sounds like you are describing a tendon issue; not a muscle issue. I did some online research on elbows and the best article I could come up with is here: http://drjuliansaunders.com/ask-dr-j-issue-223-dodgy-elbows-revisited/ Lots of helpful stuff. M Still hav...
by dcpattie
Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Rockies
Topic: Arizona Nordic Village (Flagstaff, AZ)
Replies: 0
Views: 87

Arizona Nordic Village (Flagstaff, AZ)

Skied on December 29. Conditions were fair-to-good. They got 15+ inches on Dec 24/25. Great workout skiing at 9,000 ft!
by dcpattie
Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Pick my Perfect Ski
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Pick my Perfect Ski

I had an opportunity to nordic ski for the first time in years at an official nordic ski center (Arizona Nordic Village in Flagstaff). I've been rollerskiing for two years on a set of Jenex RC150's (stable double wheel configuration). Exclusively double poling up to 35k. I decided to rent a skate sk...
by dcpattie
Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: FasterSkier 2016 rollerski review
Replies: 11
Views: 7688

Re: FasterSkier 2016 rollerski review

One non-negotiable item I must have is a brake since I'm rollerskiing nearly 100% on a very unpredictable mix use rails-to-trails bike path. I'm looking for something more "snow ski-like" compared to the Jenex V2 RC150. I will be almost exclusively double poling. Here is my short list of c...
by dcpattie
Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: FasterSkier 2016 rollerski review
Replies: 11
Views: 7688

Re: FasterSkier 2016 rollerski review

No Jenex rollerskis tested?
by dcpattie
Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Pursuit Fork Flex Rollerskis
Replies: 3
Views: 3820

Re: Pursuit Fork Flex Rollerskis

Is there a similar comparison for classic rollerskis?
by dcpattie
Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:35 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Jenex V2 - views?
Replies: 12
Views: 3317

Re: Jenex V2 - views?

I purchased the 150SC which Jenex converted to the RC model for me. I really like them for what they are. I use them on a smooth mix-use paved path and they work well. They roll over lose gravel and small twigs without much trouble. They are very good for double poling but IMO too heavy for striding...
by dcpattie
Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Triceps Injury
Replies: 28
Views: 4088

Re: Triceps Injury

Thanks for the article. I agree that its a tendon issue; however, the source for the pain is a more difficult question without seeing a doctor [i.e., is it related to muscles above the elbow (mainly the triceps) or muscles below the elbow as described in this article]. It won't hurt to try the exerc...
by dcpattie
Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Triceps Injury
Replies: 28
Views: 4088

Re: Triceps Injury

I was able to DP for 30K today. My triceps injury was starting to flair up towards the end but I was able to finish without any issues. I do think the StaffanSTAVEN shock adsorption handles are helping. I'm also using Jenex's V2 suspension ferrules. This set-up seems to have lots of damping (good fo...
by dcpattie
Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Triceps Injury
Replies: 28
Views: 4088

Re: Triceps Injury

Michael_A wrote:Interesting Youtube explaining why it might not be beneficial to slam the poles down at the beginning of a double pole .... most of the propulsive force comes in the middle of the push; not the beginning.

https://youtu.be/kOjEJ4Kjrrs


Loved the video - now I need to do it in practice.
by dcpattie
Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Triceps Injury
Replies: 28
Views: 4088

Re: Triceps Injury

Thanks - the publication states that "wide elbow" is better. I'll give it a try.
by dcpattie
Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Triceps Injury
Replies: 28
Views: 4088

Re: Triceps Injury

I stumbled upon a good cross-country skiing study. Double poling is elaborated upon, and there is even an informative section about the role of the triceps: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.428.5616&rep=rep1&type=pdf see Results from some applied case studies => 5.4 ...
by dcpattie
Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Triceps Injury
Replies: 28
Views: 4088

Re: Triceps Injury

However, I will insist on my final point. Most people rollerski with standard (non-cushioned) poles, yet they don't get triceps pain . This indicates your triceps/arms are weak, and you should aim to strengthen them first and foremost. I spoke with the folks at Jenex about their V2 suspension tips ...

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