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by Neuro
Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Skin ski, what to get?
Replies: 41
Views: 5969

Re: Skin ski, what to get?

The importer said it was generally quite soft, but when ordering at the shop, I had to select between 4-5 skill levels in addition to the weight and I chose the 'exercise' one just before 'elite', so I guess the shop knows the ski's characteristic and adjusted for it, giving me a relative stiff ski....
by Neuro
Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: walking sole accessory for ski boot?
Replies: 4
Views: 68

Re: walking sole accessory for ski boot?

I use galoshes too but look hideous so wouldn't mind a proper overshoe. About time something appropriate came on the market. Have been looking for it.
by Neuro
Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Skin ski, what to get?
Replies: 41
Views: 5969

Re: Skin ski, what to get?

Went out for a long trip on fresh -5C snow, worked perfectly again. Basically the same grip as on 0C. Glide is still excellent. As I (purposefully) bought skis with a slightly stiffer camber, I need to 'run' with them in order to get grip, but when I was tired at the end of the (too long) trip, it w...
by Neuro
Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: TURNAMIC - Rossignol And Fischer Partner To Create New Binding System
Replies: 12
Views: 442

Re: TURNAMIC - Rossignol And Fischer Partner To Create New Binding System

That's a great idea, but not sure I'm ready to go pink just yet.. 8)
by Neuro
Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: TURNAMIC - Rossignol And Fischer Partner To Create New Binding System
Replies: 12
Views: 442

Re: TURNAMIC - Rossignol And Fischer Partner To Create New Binding System

About time there was a better release system than digging up the (usually quite stuck) catch with your fingertips as with the Rottefella.
by Neuro
Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Where do you rollerski?
Replies: 14
Views: 358

Re: Where do you rollerski?

bmullin wrote:Afton MN is a hot spot of local roller skiing. Relatively low traffic roads, good pavement, good hills. You also happen to ski past Jessie Diggins' house and she might say high to you right before she heads over to Europe and starts kicking ass... like she did to me this fall :D

Way cool 8)
by Neuro
Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Ski camber vs. rollerski flex
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: Ski camber vs. rollerski flex

To be similar to snow when skating I guess there should be the opposite of bounce-back and more like a washout, or whatever the correct term is. I guess a well measured flexing rollerski might do that in that it flexes right at push-off.
by Neuro
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Spills and thrills
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: Spills and thrills

Hearing your stories about head first spills and no chance to react is just as I've experienced it on snow ski crossing them going too fast a bumpy slope except it was straight on the face, scraping it bloody. And face first on asphalt after getting a pole in between my ski while skating is my big f...
by Neuro
Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone skied yet?
Replies: 14
Views: 624

Re: Anyone skied yet?

With the latest cold spell and snowfall, the season is finally underway for me as some new loops have opened in the artificially based track and conditions are great. Still not enough snow for my normal (natural snow) route in the woods, but now I will go regularly (2-4 times a week) as there will l...
by Neuro
Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Skin ski, what to get?
Replies: 41
Views: 5969

Re: Skin ski, what to get?

Although like I said in an earlier post, when it was icy and old grainy snow, they seemed to work less well than normal skis with klister (that I skied next to). And it's yet to be seen how they will work on cold snow where the glide might be an issue, will let you know. Should also say the R-skin s...
by Neuro
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Skin ski, what to get?
Replies: 41
Views: 5969

Re: Skin ski, what to get?

Will come back with more when I've used them further Had another round today after the weekend snowfall. Around 0 to -1 degree snow and another loop of the track had opened with nice striding areas. Completely different story. Had nice grip everywhere. Could go straight up where the track went to f...
by Neuro
Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Spills and thrills
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Spills and thrills

Let's hear about the 'war wounds' and terrors you've likely had so far. Me I scraped my hip and elbow on my second ever outing as the transition between downhill and flat was not as expected. Now I use hard elbow and knee pads.. Another is when the pole got stuck between two planks on a boardwalk an...
by Neuro
Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Where do you rollerski?
Replies: 14
Views: 358

Re: Where do you rollerski?

Separate biking lanes and dedicated rollerski courses I believe you said in the other thread? Good asphalt all round?
by Neuro
Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Combi vs Classic Boot
Replies: 12
Views: 258

Re: Combi vs Classic Boot

All makes sense. Wish I'd heard about this before getting the (relatively) noob wife her gear.

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