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by Pat
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Classic vs Skate Roller Ski Tracking
Replies: 19
Views: 461

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: 461

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: 461

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: 129

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: 461

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: 594

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: 331

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: 181

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
by Pat
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Roller Skiing Area in Central Pennsylvania
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Roller Skiing Area in Central Pennsylvania

Hi Folks -- last week I did a trip up to central Pennsylvania area with the intent of mostly roller skiing the Pine Creek Rail to Trail. For some of you on this site who live in the Northern Virginia area this might be a good option to explore. I know I will definitely go back to that area again. So...
by Pat
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Classic Rollerskis that can Handle Variety of Surfaces?
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: Classic Rollerskis that can Handle Variety of Surfaces?

Well I seem to have pretty good luck on those type of surfaces with V2 XLA9848 skis that I use. Not so sure about expansion joints on sidewalks but certainly seem to roll over sticks/rocks well enough and do really well on packed paths. I'm not much of an asphalt cruiser -- I do but mostly in parkin...
by Pat
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Double Poling Question
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: Double Poling Question

Well I think I figured out what my issue is. I had started pushing my foot a lot further forward than I previously had when doing diagonal strides. I think I've been over striding and putting pressure on the upper hamstrings/glutes. Corrected that today on a pretty intense roller ski session and thi...
by Pat
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Double Poling Question
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: Double Poling Question

Thanks Gents -- I'm going to throttle back on the double pole kick and just keep in the with the classic stride and double pole -- along with the other stuff I do. I appreciate the comments and the analogies. Well here is to keeping the fires burning and always learning -- I appreciate the advice an...
by Pat
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Double Poling Question
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: Double Poling Question

I need to correct my question -- it is not double poling but double pole/kick that is the question. So sorry for misstating the issue.

Pat
by Pat
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Double Poling Question
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Double Poling Question

Howdee -- have any of you folks noticed that if you ever pick up any injuries/body tweaks from double poling? I really enjoy double poling both roller skiing, actually skiing, and even on the Skierg. The reason for my question is that I'm also a competitive runner and I have noticed that I've recent...
by Pat
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone rollerskiing yet?
Replies: 74
Views: 11674

Re: Anyone rollerskiing yet?

Well yeah I have been out a lot. Mostly on a cinder track behind a local school that works out well doing classic on. I'll rotate laps doing double poles, double pool kick and straight kick and glide. My V2 XLAs work well on that surface. I am planning on doing a camping trip next month up to centra...

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