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by Magnus Johansson
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is V2 necessarily more difficult?
Replies: 10
Views: 107

Re: Is V2 necessarily more difficult?

So for us Americans: gear one is herringbone skate; gear two is V1; gear three is V2; gear four is V2 alternate; gear five is free skate? Yes. No just gear three is V1 alternate? V1 alternate can perhaps be the change from poling on the left stride to poling on the right stride in V1 but continue t...
by Magnus Johansson
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is V2 necessarily more difficult?
Replies: 10
Views: 107

Re: Is V2 necessarily more difficult?

But here it says V2 alternate? Is this thread about V2 or V2 alternate? Jeff wrote V2. I hope he meant what he wrote. But I think I will follow your example and use the more intuitive Canadian terms from now on. To clarify, it's two skate that I find the most difficult. Yes, the Canadian terms are ...
by Magnus Johansson
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is V2 necessarily more difficult?
Replies: 10
Views: 107

Re: Is V2 necessarily more difficult?

With V1 and offset Just to make things clear: V1 and Offset are the same thing. See http://crosscountryskitechnique.com/international-guide-to-skate-skiing-nomenclature/ Sundby for example, is known for his good balance. Yes, Martin Johnsrud Sundby is an excellent skate skier and worth studying. Bu...
by Magnus Johansson
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is V2 necessarily more difficult?
Replies: 10
Views: 107

Re: Is V2 necessarily more difficult?

I think One-skate is the hardest skate skiing technique to learn, especially on roller skis, but once the movement density of it is mastered it is used a lot. Stina Nilsson thinks Two-skate is the most difficult to master. Here she is teaching a beginner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgKHmhCI9nM
by Magnus Johansson
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can I imitate pole-crunches with elastic bands?
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Re: Can I imitate pole-crunches with elastic bands?

It seems like there's a recommended exercise for doublepoling which is to just do crunches with the poles but don't do any arm action. Just cradle the poles and work on propelling yourself that way. There's a fair bit of ab crunch and torso compressing in poling so let's train that. It seems fun to...
by Magnus Johansson
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Do all top rollerski racers also race on snow?
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Re: Do all top rollerski racers also race on snow?

I don't know of any top roller skier that does not also compete on snow. Some skiers are more successful in roller skiing than in regular skiing though.
by Magnus Johansson
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Skin ski, what to get?
Replies: 58
Views: 9431

Re: Skin ski, what to get?

Well all the holes should help with the flex.. ;) Yeah I'm expecting a stiff price for the move binding upon launch. I might wait till next season for the price to come down, but then again, I could think that the extra cost of having the moveable binding compared to a normal binding might be the s...
by Magnus Johansson
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Skin ski, what to get?
Replies: 58
Views: 9431

Re: Skin ski, what to get?

I didn't order bindings as I really want the Rottefella Move System binding or whatever it's called, so will wait to see what the price will be. It might really be the trick to have with skin skis. As you know, Neuro, you will get a lot of holes in those skis since I suppose they are pre-drilled fo...
by Magnus Johansson
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Kuzmin scraping and structure
Replies: 75
Views: 16933

Re: Kuzmin scraping and structure

FWIW, I have the universal Kuzmin scraper, and although glide was good, I changed to a pair with manual structure and the glide was noticeably better (skate ski). Yes, the structure of the base is very important, like mentioned earlier in this thread. It is a little like Formula 1 racing around 198...
by Magnus Johansson
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Kuzmin scraping and structure
Replies: 75
Views: 16933

Re: Kuzmin scraping and structure

About the Skigo base scraper and pink papers (super fine sanding paper). It appears that Skigo does not advertise the base scraper as an alternative to waxing but rather just another step towards ensuring the best possible glide. I wonder if their scrapers are significantly different from the Kuzmi...
by Magnus Johansson
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold winter this time?
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Cold winter this time?

Neuro wrote:Anybody know the trends? El Nino, Nina or whatever it is rules this nowadays?

What role do all the emissions from air planes play? It is not unusual here that a clear day turns into a cloudy only because of this.
by Magnus Johansson
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Kuzmin scraping and structure
Replies: 75
Views: 16933

Re: Kuzmin scraping and structure

dcpattie wrote:What about waxless skis? Obviously you'd want to avoid scraping the fish scale section but what about scraping the glide sections?

No problem. The same goes for skin skis.
by Magnus Johansson
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Kuzmin scraping and structure
Replies: 75
Views: 16933

Re: Kuzmin scraping and structure

I'm guessing this technique is only good for skate skiing and only the glide zones on classic skis? Yes. How about using this (scraping) technique on Alpine skis? It is already used. Also, these scrapers are not available in the US; however, would his scraper work? http://www.racewax.com/sks-base-p...
by Magnus Johansson
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Jake Morgan's waxing tutorial
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: Jake Morgan's waxing tutorial

dcpattie wrote:It took me 4 mins until I realized I was duped.

Captain Jake starts out quite convincingly.

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