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by dcpattie
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone CAT Skiing? ...I am! : )
Replies: 28
Views: 3828

Re: Anyone CAT Skiing? ...I am! : )

Have Catskis been discontinued? The website is down.
by dcpattie
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Pole Handles Curved...Why?
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: Pole Handles Curved...Why?

Dave, can it be so that you are gripping the handles too tight and not using the hand harnesses enough? Too tight gripping can often cause carpal tunnel syndrome but I wonder if it also can have something to do with your diagnosis. Tell me what you think. I've thought of that. I do tend to hold the...
by dcpattie
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Pole Handles Curved...Why?
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Pole Handles Curved...Why?

I'm reviewing everything about my technique and equipment to find potential triggers that caused my elbow tendonitis (skiers elbow). I've been posing for months about what I thought was a triceps injury (http://www.xcskiforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4936); however, after seeing an orthopedic MD ...
by dcpattie
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: broke my arm ... rats!
Replies: 13
Views: 298

Re: broke my arm ... rats!

Sounds like a good excuse to be lazy for a while. As a newbie I do worry about the inherent risks associated with XC skiing but at least we are outdoors, active, and free.

aqua resistance is a good way to ease back into training.
by dcpattie
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: how to make XC racing visually interesting?
Replies: 12
Views: 420

Re: how to make XC racing visually interesting?

I think the long term goal should be increasing participation - with elevated participation you'll get more individuals watching simply because there is now a connection where there wasn't before. That is what has happened with the recent running boom (not your fathers 70's/80's boom) which is fuele...
by dcpattie
Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: 1000 cheating Russians
Replies: 40
Views: 1074

Re: 1000 cheating Russians

The entire process is broken. US doping agents only test US athletes, Russian agents only test Russians. No wonder these sports are filled with scandals - its practically baked in. Only at the Olympics and perhaps some of the big international events where you'll find a pool of international doping ...
by dcpattie
Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: What makes skis faster? ...Narrowness or Length?
Replies: 7
Views: 359

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

If they're anything like a bicycle tire then the results may surprise you. For years the conventional wisdom on bike tires was the narrower (and harder) the faster. Now everyone is racing on wide tires (23-24mm vs 19-20mm). For races where folks are mostly DPing - I'd think whatever platform provide...
by dcpattie
Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: boot lifetime
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: boot lifetime

in general, how do Fischer boots fit compared to Alpina (narrower/wider, long/short, etc.)?
by dcpattie
Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Triceps Injury
Replies: 28
Views: 4267

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: 4267

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: 4267

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: 191

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: 284

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: 7777

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: 7777

Re: FasterSkier 2016 rollerski review

No Jenex rollerskis tested?

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