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by Magnus Johansson
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: ROLLER SKI AND RUNNING
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: ROLLER SKI AND RUNNING

Wonderful to hear, Pat. Roller skiing really is amazingly effective training for strength, endurance, coordination, balance and technique. It is quite fun too. You are yet another person to have discovered that.
by Magnus Johansson
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: Rollerskis and Dogs Don't Mix!
Replies: 14
Views: 442

Re: Rollerskis and Dogs Don't Mix!

Neuro wrote:Whatever controversial views have never been voiced publicly. 8)

Is it a question?
by Magnus Johansson
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: Microwave radiation
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Microwave radiation

Too long lecture, but I have no doubt about the adverse effects of microwaves and have always tried to use a cable or loudspeaker when phoning. Yes, it is quite long and loses focus a little in its later part, but it is as always interesting to hear experienced and initiated people talk. Here is a ...
by Magnus Johansson
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: Microwave radiation
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Microwave radiation

I recommend everyone to listen to the following lecture by Jerry Flynn, former military electromagnetic radiation expert. After listening to the lecture, please think about, among other things, the use of "smart" when it comes to "smart phones", "smart meters" and "...
by Magnus Johansson
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Roller Ski balance skills
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Roller Ski balance skills

What exercises do people suggest? Hello! I think agility and balance drills like the ones David Lawrence at XC Ski Academy proposes are good: http://www.xcskiacademy.com/blog/roller-ski-agility After doing these drills for some time I believe you will overcome the fear of landing your roller skis f...
by Magnus Johansson
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Hypothetically: Pneumatic a Faster Wheel?
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Hypothetically: Pneumatic a Faster Wheel?

If you were building a fast rollerski with zero resistance, would a pneumatic "air" wheel be the fastest set-up? Perhaps a harder compound wheel like what inline skaters use? Being able to soak up the bumps should be a factor as well as weight and wheel size. Thoughts? Very interesting qu...
by Magnus Johansson
Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Jenex brakes eating my shoes
Replies: 13
Views: 346

Re: Jenex brakes eating my shoes

Neuro wrote:I've tried to pad the brake cuffs, set them higher, lower, at an angle and all I could think of, but by its nature they will rub since the shoes protrude in a curve at the back. Any ideas?

The brake arm is straight. It should be curved backwards leaving room for the ski boot.
by Magnus Johansson
Mon May 29, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: Rollerskis and Dogs Don't Mix!
Replies: 14
Views: 442

Re: Rollerskis and Dogs Don't Mix!

It's almost getting out of hand. I stopped a council car inspecting the river path and asked what they do about illegally unleashed dogs, and he basically just shrugged even if it's their specific duty. Today's standard of law enforcement. I think probably the best way is to involve the media so if...
by Magnus Johansson
Sun May 28, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: Rollerskis and Dogs Don't Mix!
Replies: 14
Views: 442

Re: Rollerskis and Dogs Don't Mix!

dcpattie wrote:I discovered the Bermuda Triangle of rollerskiing, Dog---Rollerskier---Dog.

Whenever possible, do not get between two dogs on a narrow trail...highly unpredictable!

Ha, ha! Thanks, Dave. I shall try to avoid that.
by Magnus Johansson
Sun May 28, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone rollerskiing yet?
Replies: 64
Views: 1245

Re: Anyone rollerskiing yet?

I'm thinking of applying a rubber compound to the metal plate to help the brake "grab" more during panic braking situations. Of course it might be too grabby on dry days? That would improve the grab. Elpex uses rubber brake shoes: https://www.skistart.com/eng/summer/rollerski/spare-parts/...
by Magnus Johansson
Sun May 28, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone rollerskiing yet?
Replies: 64
Views: 1245

Re: Anyone rollerskiing yet?

AE has a similar brake but on the front wheel instead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdfYHD4fukw I assume both brakes can be put on either the front or back wheel. How about having two brakes? One on the front wheel and one on the back wheel, or one on each rollerski: front-front, back-back or fro...
by Magnus Johansson
Sat May 27, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone rollerskiing yet?
Replies: 64
Views: 1245

Re: Anyone rollerskiing yet?

Neuro wrote:My brake broke. The 'cuff' part just fell off. Metal fatigue.

Have you tried braking with your pole, like this?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zthPcpd9KyE
by Magnus Johansson
Sun May 21, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone rollerskiing yet?
Replies: 64
Views: 1245

Re: Anyone rollerskiing yet?

But how can you tell it's a flexing material? Where did you hear it? If it's not on their page, it might not really be the case. I read some info on the fork suspension a few years ago, but if you don't believe it is like I am saying, I suggest you write to Elpex and ask. Please get back here with ...
by Magnus Johansson
Sun May 21, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone rollerskiing yet?
Replies: 64
Views: 1245

Re: Anyone rollerskiing yet?

Neuro wrote:Hm, can't find it described on their page?

Here is a picture of the forks. The black part is the PU cushioning, I believe.
https://www.skistart.com/eng/summer/rol ... -pack.html
by Magnus Johansson
Sat May 20, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone rollerskiing yet?
Replies: 64
Views: 1245

Re: Anyone rollerskiing yet?

Neuro wrote:Anyone know any other non-inflatable skis with dampening?

Elpex has PU dampened forks, but only on classical style Evolution models, among them Wasa Evolution: http://elpex.se/modeller/evo2

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