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by Pat
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold winter this time?
Replies: 42
Views: 4510

Re: Cold winter this time?

Hey that was funny Dave. Outside of that November freak storm that we had I haven't been on snow. I was roller skiing at the Brandywine battlefield last Sunday and it started to flurry. The few walkers and runners thought I caused the snow to appear -- I didn't know I had those powers.

Pat
by Pat
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: Lake Placid, NY 3 XC ski areas
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Lake Placid, NY 3 XC ski areas

Grief -- thanks for the report on Lake Placid. I have never skied there and that gives me an idea of what is up there besides the Olympic site. Are there off the beaten path places to stay and not be in the crush of Alpine folks at Lake Placid and seasonal rates? All of my New York skiing has been i...
by Pat
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello to everyone!
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Hello to everyone!

Welcome on board! I've gotten lots of great advice from this forum and hope you have the same luck. Stay healthy and strong and see you in the posts.

Pat
by Pat
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Pole length
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Pole length

My question or asking for advice is --- what is a better strategy for using a slightly longer of shorter pole for classic in this case 145 vs 140 length. I fit right about in the middle with my height for the length. I don't get a lot of time on snow and most of my work is on roller skis, but I do h...
by Pat
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings from Montana
Replies: 6
Views: 574

Re: Greetings from Montana

Welcome on board and I answered your post on "Too Old to Skate Ski."

Pat
by Pat
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too old to start skating?
Replies: 10
Views: 784

Re: Too old to start skating?

Well I'm soon to be 62 and just a few months ago started doing some roller ski skating. Like you, a lot of experience running and classic skiing. It is probably a lot better to adapt to skating on snow vice concrete and asphalt, but I've found to have no muscle/tendon type issues with picking up ska...
by Pat
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT 2018-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: VT 2018-2019

Not Vermont but getting some skiing in here in Philadelphia area with the storm that just came through -- mostly going back and forth over a small area but heck I'll take it. With any luck I'll find some left over on a north facing slope and do the same tomorrow.

Pat
by Pat
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Classic vs Skate Roller Ski Tracking
Replies: 19
Views: 1057

Re: Classic vs Skate Roller Ski Tracking

Yeah I just got back from using them. It seems to me that after a few double pole pushes to get going on a relatively flat surface, that I make a slow right hand turn -- well before going 10meters or so. Actually seems that both skis want to go that way. I can skate, turn, stop, maneuver just fine. ...
by Pat
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Classic vs Skate Roller Ski Tracking
Replies: 19
Views: 1057

Re: Classic vs Skate Roller Ski Tracking

Yep -- those are the skis.

Pat
by Pat
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Classic vs Skate Roller Ski Tracking
Replies: 19
Views: 1057

Re: Classic vs Skate Roller Ski Tracking

Woodski is the manufacturer -- seem to be nice quality, light weight, and have a functional brake and slow wheels. I haven't really tried them on straight and flat terrain. That certainly makes sense to do that. I did ski around in the parking lot doing a lot of twists and turns and they felt OK the...
by Pat
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: la Feclaz rollerski track, French Bauges
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: la Feclaz rollerski track, French Bauges

Yeah that would be sweet to have a place like that. Beats the heck out of school parking lots on the weekend for training.

Pat
by Pat
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Classic vs Skate Roller Ski Tracking
Replies: 19
Views: 1057

Classic vs Skate Roller Ski Tracking

I recently purchased some skate roller skis. I have used them a few times and getting the hang of them, except for my longer down hills I tend to have tracking issues. I don't normally see that on my classic rollers (V2s). So I'm speculating that the shorter skis/thinner wheels in combination with m...
by Pat
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A weekend with Marie Dorin
Replies: 9
Views: 1100

Re: A weekend with Marie Dorin

Great write up. Thanks for sharing.

Pat
by Pat
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Collapsible poles
Replies: 3
Views: 585

Re: Collapsible poles

I've used my trekking poles that are collapsible for roller skiing. Not being a ski specific pole it wasn't as good as my ski poles but I couldn't see why that three piece locking technology couldn't be used.

Pat
by Pat
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Roller Skiing Area in Central Pennsylvania
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: Roller Skiing Area in Central Pennsylvania

I used my classic V2 XLA9848 skis -- worked well. As far as pictures go -- the links that I included have many pictures included and are true representations.

Pat

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