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by Magnus Johansson
Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Pole Handles Curved...Why?
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: Pole Handles Curved...Why?

Blah, you're wrong again! Obviously the full on Bill Koch/Marty Hall technique is the way to go, "jazz hands and all." And, I've been told numerous times how cool it looks. (One thing I learned about living in L.A.: It's all about image!) Sometimes though, I wonder how all those old folks...
by Magnus Johansson
Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Terms when teaching skating...
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: Terms when teaching skating...

Does anyone when teaching skiing skating have a hard time telling people the name V2alternate? Open field is silly also. I've started telling people that it is the waltz. They will kind of accept V1 but even that is rather lame when you think of it. I might prefer silly skateboarder move names In E...
by Magnus Johansson
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Pole Handles Curved...Why?
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: Pole Handles Curved...Why?

I've thought of that. I do tend to hold them throughout the poling cycle, only relaxing the grip on the recovery. OK. Then I think you should experiment with how loose you can hold the pole handles, not only during the recovery, but even more importantly, during push-off, and let the hand harnesses...
by Magnus Johansson
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:46 am
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.
by Magnus Johansson
Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lowell Bailey - Biathlon 20km World Champion
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Lowell Bailey - Biathlon 20km World Champion

Yes, congratulations! Impressive!
by Magnus Johansson
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: NNN bindings: fragile! break easy!
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: NNN bindings: fragile! break easy!

Magnus -- there is about a 2 mil delta between the two. The troublesome boot is longer and a little more rounded than the left one. I hate to go through the hassle of sending them back if I could do some adjustment. For that matter I don't want to ruin a new boot either. As always thanks for the ad...
by Magnus Johansson
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: 2017 Biathlon World Championships Men's Pursuit
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: 201 7 Biathlon World Championships Men's Pursuit

jt10000 wrote:So good on many levels

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLSm-5wId7c

Would you like to name a few, JT?
by Magnus Johansson
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: 1000 cheating Russians
Replies: 40
Views: 1073

Re: 1000 cheating Russians

n biathlon, despite much coming of the accusations except 2 suspended, Russia has now lost its right to host the World Championship in 2021, and on the very day of the World Championship start in Austria now, another one is suspended without the case even having reached the Anti-Doping Hearing Pane...
by Magnus Johansson
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: 1000 cheating Russians
Replies: 40
Views: 1073

Re: 1000 cheating Russians

In biathlon, despite much coming of the accusations except 2 suspended, Russia has now lost its right to host the World Championship in 2021, and on the very day of the World Championship start in Austria now, another one is suspended without the case even having reached the Anti-Doping Hearing Pan...
by Magnus Johansson
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: NNN bindings: fragile! break easy!
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: NNN bindings: fragile! break easy!

Pat wrote:Yep -- either ski or set of skis

OK, I think you should measure the opening where the toe bar is and compare with the boot that goes in fine.
by Magnus Johansson
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: NNN bindings: fragile! break easy!
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: NNN bindings: fragile! break easy!

I recently purchased a pair of Alpina classic boots. I noticed when I clip into my NNN bindings on either set of skis that I own, that the right boot doesn't seem to set all the way in the binding -- i.e.I don't get that "click" sound. I also noticed that when I press down on the button t...
by Magnus Johansson
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: TURNAMIC - Rossignol And Fischer Partner To Create New Binding System
Replies: 38
Views: 1314

Re: TURNAMIC - Rossignol And Fischer Partner To Create New Binding System

I meant one spot ;) You'll have to try it next season and see/ determine for yourself OK, then I see; that was what I tried to say earlier. Yes, I am looking forward to try the binding. I would like to do so also on my roller skis. I have written to Fischer asking them if there will be separate mou...
by Magnus Johansson
Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: broke my arm ... rats!
Replies: 13
Views: 298

Re: broke my arm ... rats!

That was sad to hear, Jeff. I hope you will get well as soon as possible. I can imagine such an injury takes a lot of rehab training.
by Magnus Johansson
Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: TURNAMIC - Rossignol And Fischer Partner To Create New Binding System
Replies: 38
Views: 1314

Re: TURNAMIC - Rossignol And Fischer Partner To Create New Binding System

The plate is attached to the ski the exact same way that the NIS plate is attched OK, so is it just the single catch of the binding that reduces the stiffening of the ski flex, and not that the plate itself is able to in a free way bend longitudinally in relation to the ski? No it's the fact that t...
by Magnus Johansson
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Fischer RC5 vs RC7 Skate Boots & CRS vs SCS Skate Skis
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Fischer RC5 vs RC7 Skate Boots & CRS vs SCS Skate Skis

skateski007 wrote:Is it common for brands not to be matched (ski/boot) as long as the bindings match?

As long as the binding interface is the same on boots and bindings one can mix brands ad libitum.

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