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by dcpattie
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New ski book! "New Wave Nordic Skiing!"
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: New ski book! "New Wave Nordic Skiing!"

I'll buy one. Congrats on the new book!
by dcpattie
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: FF Rollerskis
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: FF Rollerskis

The classic skis look stable. I don't understand why rollerski manufactures have such a small gap between the fork and wheel? This is where/how stones get jammed - throwing the skier off balance! I would think a design where the gap is maximized allowing stones to clear this space would be safer? I...
by dcpattie
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Any good combi ski?
Replies: 6
Views: 1354

Re: Any good combi ski?

On most classic skis do you apply grip wax (or are they all fishscale)?

I wonder if its possible to design a "skin" combo ski?
by dcpattie
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: FF Rollerskis
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: FF Rollerskis

The classic skis look stable. I don't understand why rollerski manufactures have such a small gap between the fork and wheel? This is where/how stones get jammed - throwing the skier off balance! I would think a design where the gap is maximized allowing stones to clear this space would be safer?
by dcpattie
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A weekend with Marie Dorin
Replies: 9
Views: 703

Re: A weekend with Marie Dorin

WOW!

:cheers:
by dcpattie
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: good hand angle (pronation)
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: good hand angle (pronation)

I had a similar issue when I first started rollerskiing in 2015. The solution that worked for me was replacing ALL of my pole grips with the Leki system so the gloves connect directly into the pole grip. Its a brilliant system and I have not had any more issues with my hands.
by dcpattie
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Gignoux Carbon Ski Boots
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: Gignoux Carbon Ski Boots

Cool. These must cost >$1,000.
by dcpattie
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Rollerski Double Pole
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Rollerski Double Pole

What are the disadvantages for straight DPing on skate rollerskis vs classic rollerskis? I'm thinking that the taller skate wheel might be better suited (safer) for rolling over the occasional gravel that's often on my paved trail. I'm thinking about buying skate rollerskis with slow wheels.
by dcpattie
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Blink 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 765

Re: Blink 2018

The women's race was over by minute 2. Johaug jumped to the lead right away and nobody could follow.

I noticed Heidi Weng was absent. Good for her - she was the classic example of peaking too early evidenced by a terrible Olympics and 2nd half of the WC season. She over-raced.
by dcpattie
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Classic Rollerskis that can Handle Variety of Surfaces?
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Classic Rollerskis that can Handle Variety of Surfaces?

I do like the stability and ruggedness of my Jenex Aero's but I have two main issues with them. (1) they frequently have tracking issues (that might be true for all rollerskis), and (2), they're too short and I don't feel like I can lean forward enough on them. I have the 150SC that Jenex later retr...
by dcpattie
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Tracking Issue on Jenex RC150
Replies: 7
Views: 605

Re: Tracking Issue on Jenex RC150

Jenex has a thing to adjust one axis of the front wheel, see picture: https://i.imgur.com/bRUyWtF.jpg Basically loosen the screw and push the little tab to move the wheel. Of course to align it to the rear a tool like Magnus has suggested would be the best, but you could at least sort the worst of ...
by dcpattie
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Tracking Issue on Jenex RC150
Replies: 7
Views: 605

Tracking Issue on Jenex RC150

I notice I'm constantly stepping right to correct my rollerskis wanting to track left. Is there an adjustment to fix this? Should I rotate the tires? Also, I'm considering a new set of rollerskis and was wondering the best binding/boot set-up to minimize "ski drop" where the ski/rollerski ...
by dcpattie
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone rollerskiing yet?
Replies: 74
Views: 12073

Re: Anyone rollerskiing yet?

Today I did my "marathon" workout on a hot, humid DC summer day. Workout details: Rollerski (DP) 21K. During the out-and-back rollerski, I'll distribute water over the course for the run portion of the workout. Transition - rollerski equipment comes off, running shoes go on. Trail run 21K ...
by dcpattie
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Skierg with Rollerskis?
Replies: 10
Views: 879

Re: Skierg with Rollerskis?

Dave -- is your Skierg wall mounted or do yo use the platform? Interested in your technique of using the slide board booties. I have a portable plastic slide board and may try to figure that technique out for the DP kick. Thanks. Pat I use the concept 2 stand. I don't need to have the slideboard un...
by dcpattie
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Skierg with Rollerskis?
Replies: 10
Views: 879

Re: Skierg with Rollerskis?

Another option (which I've done) is to wear slideboard booties while using the skierg. They can be a bit slippery for DPing but you can get a fairly realistic kick-double pole going while wearing them. I'll skierg to a 50K classic race on YouTube and just do the same technique I'm watching. If they...

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