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by Pat
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone rollerskiing yet?
Replies: 94
Views: 19278

Re: Anyone rollerskiing yet?

I do the same -- I'd far rather take the skis off and walk/jog down a steep section, or one that has cars parked, then take the chance of wiping out. The brake on my classics does work well but no need to tempt fate...

Hope everyone is well and healthy.


Pat
by Pat
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: NEW CLASSIC ROLLER SKIS
Replies: 5
Views: 689

Re: NEW CLASSIC ROLLER SKIS

Yes it is a Swenor brake. It seems to work very well. I haven't used it when it is raining out yet so I don't know of the stopping power when wet, but sure has a nice feel to it and easy to adjust.

Pat
by Pat
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: NEW CLASSIC ROLLER SKIS
Replies: 5
Views: 689

Re: NEW CLASSIC ROLLER SKIS

Dave -- I have a set of V2 9848s, Woodski Skate skis, and now these. Still continue to use them all but I can tell you the skiability and the confidence on the new set is far superior -- at least for me. They are significantly lighter, have similar bindings as to my other skis, a very easy to operat...
by Pat
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: NEW CLASSIC ROLLER SKIS
Replies: 5
Views: 689

NEW CLASSIC ROLLER SKIS

I recently purchased a pair of Swenor classic roller skis. They are Swenor Finstep model and I have #3 slow wheels and a calf brake. Have to say they are terrific to ski on. Being composite and for lighter skiers they have a nice flex to them, the wheels are slow and controllable, and the brake is t...
by Pat
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: SUMMER BIATHLON
Replies: 6
Views: 816

Re: SUMMER BIATHLON

Nah -- bolt action .22 However maybe a block buster action movie about a secret agent who is also a World Cup level biathlete who switches to Rambo type actions would be a big commercial success -- assuming the secret agent uses the right wax and the bad guy doesn't get away....

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by Pat
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: SUMMER BIATHLON
Replies: 6
Views: 816

Re: SUMMER BIATHLON

Correct -- 6K run all together (well longer for me since I ran a number of penalty laps)..... 2k run cross country, prone shoot, 2k run, standing shoot, 2 K run.

Pat
by Pat
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: SUMMER BIATHLON
Replies: 6
Views: 816

SUMMER BIATHLON

I participated in my first summer biathlon this last weekend in a small town in Pennsylvania. It was a run/shoot event and loaned rifles to use. Running portion went well -- shooting not so. A great group of folks that put the event on and the fellow competitors were a nice mix of ages/genders/abili...
by Pat
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone rollerskiing yet?
Replies: 94
Views: 19278

Re: Anyone rollerskiing yet?

Hey thanks -- that was a good training video. I don't think my skating technique on roller skis is very good. I think I keep my legs too far apart and from that video I can see that they were bringing their legs close together before pushing off. I'm pretty knock kneed on the left side and I never s...
by Pat
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone rollerskiing yet?
Replies: 94
Views: 19278

Re: Anyone rollerskiing yet?

Oh yeah -- a couple times a week. Mix up classic and skate -- also using the Skierg a bunch and the Nordic Traks. Makes up the bulk of my workouts. But I always prefer to get outdoors providing weather and work don't get in the way. I have to say in all the years that I have been doing this sport I ...
by Pat
Fri May 31, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: CLASSIC ROLLER SKIS WITH SLOW WHEELS
Replies: 1
Views: 353

CLASSIC ROLLER SKIS WITH SLOW WHEELS

Hey Folks -- I know this subject has been talked about before but would like opinions on classic roller skis with 4 slow wheels. Per my previous posts I'm mostly interested in the workouts and not about cruising around some lake for miles (sounds great but not an option where I live). So I already h...
by Pat
Fri May 31, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: Weekend trip to Mount Everest?
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Re: Weekend trip to Mount Everest?

Yeah just doesn't look like a whole lot of fun to me.

Pat
by Pat
Mon May 27, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: XCSkiForum
Topic: XCSki Forum Update / Outage / Issues - 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 2017

Re: XCSki Forum Update / Outage / Issues - 2019

Yep certainly do appreciate the work you put into keeping the forum up and running. It has been a great source of info about our sport.

Pat
by Pat
Fri May 03, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Crossover roller blading, roller skiing and skating
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: Crossover roller blading, roller skiing and skating

Well you are outside and getting a good workout and having fun so seems to be a plus to me. I used to use inlines with poles and always looked forward to the workout. I was never good trying to stop with them and would pick my downhills carefully, but maneuvering was better than what I can do on rol...
by Pat
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Zero to Vasaloppet in 30 days
Replies: 3
Views: 861

Re: Zero to Vasaloppet in 30 days

Yeah thanks -- that was fun to watch and we've all been there in some event -- hiking, trail running, marathoning or long ski event. Hope everyone is well.

Pat
by Pat
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2018-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 4315

Re: VT - Stowe - 2018-2019

Hey Lew I did stay/ski at Craftsbury last week for 4 days. Enjoyed it very much and the entire setup there. Great folks, meals, trails, snow, advice and some excellent athletes. So thanks for the advice and coaxing to go there. Sort of related question and that is advice on skis with metal edges. I ...