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by Neuro
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Beckie Scott's final speech to WADA athlete's committee
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: Beckie Scott's final speech to WADA athlete's committee

Skeptical about arbitrators who have or have had a skin in the game, and Scott certainly has that, being first cheated out of a gold medal by two Russians. Her big point here is about fairness for athletes, but did she really stand up for all those Russian athletes who were excluded from competing, ...
by Neuro
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter season 19/20
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: Winter season 19/20

A small 750m loop was opened up near Holmenkollen here in Oslo, and it was chock full in the weekend. Artificial snow as base, and the fresh snow on top gave good conditions, but only prepped for skating. I didn't go as I don't have skate skis anymore. Some of the most eager did 34 laps = 25 kilomet...
by Neuro
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter season 19/20
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Winter season 19/20

Forecast is for lots of snow tomorrow, but it will likely not stay.

Will be interesting to see how early season will start this year. Long term forecast (based on ocean temperatures and whatnot) is for mild and wet winter here in Scandinavia. Let's see.
by Neuro
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone rollerskiing yet?
Replies: 121
Views: 22922

Re: Anyone rollerskiing yet?

Been getting good use of the new skis. I really like them a lot. Now that I'm friendly with them I can stride almost like with snow skis on tracks and they also skate so well. Very stable and to not have tingling feet anymore thanks to the damping is a relief. Don't feel so naked without brakes now ...
by Neuro
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time to train...
Replies: 1
Views: 179

Re: Time to train...

Been putting in lots of rollerskiing lately so well prepared for the season.
by Neuro
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Faster Skier forum cancelled...
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Faster Skier forum cancelled...

Same here in Norway and it's bizarre seeing as it's the national sport and everyone has a pair of skis and out en masse on good snow days.

No real XC forum but a thriving MTB one. I have no explanation for it.
by Neuro
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's Snowing Right Now!!
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: It's Snowing Right Now!!

So nice to see. First snow is always exciting. Image

Surprised how is was. Surely unusual. Is this the climate crisis?
by Neuro
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone rollerskiing yet?
Replies: 121
Views: 22922

Re: Anyone rollerskiing yet?

AFAIK, the speed is decided by the rubber compound and rated by number 1-4, where 1 is the fastest and 4 slowest. Not sure what mine are except that they are standard. Is it 2? Seems an ideal speed for my uphill course so that not all is double poling, but for skating I would like a faster wheel, sh...
by Neuro
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone rollerskiing yet?
Replies: 121
Views: 22922

Re: Anyone rollerskiing yet?

They say weight, but I suppose it's also more safe and cheaper to make. I haven't seen the classics mentioned as a combi ski anywhere, so I guess this really must have just been a happy accident in the way the wheels are cut. Still unusual to ski without brakes, so now I just go much further up the ...
by Neuro
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: World Cup, Rollerskiing, Monte Bondone
Replies: 2
Views: 607

Re: World Cup, Rollerskiing, Monte Bondone

Seems most use a type of flat wheel I've never seen before.
by Neuro
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone rollerskiing yet?
Replies: 121
Views: 22922

Re: Anyone rollerskiing yet?

Got my brand new FF classics (it took 10 days and a lot of hassle to arrive, so can't recommend ordering directly from the manufacturers site) and went straight out on a wet and dirty road so after just one trip they look like a mess.. https://i.imgur.com/AKURoCE.gif https://i.imgur.com/y6c6iAY.jpg ...
by Neuro
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Replacing bindings on Rollerskis?
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Replacing bindings on Rollerskis?

Yeah a base plate is screwed to the ski (with undersized holes so it's hard work), and then slide the top part (the binding itself) onto that. Not exactly sure about the balance point and such when it comes to rollerskis, I guess you just have to wing it or copy where the old one was. What are you r...
by Neuro
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone rollerskiing yet?
Replies: 121
Views: 22922

Re: Anyone rollerskiing yet?

They used the normal FIS rules:

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by Neuro
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone rollerskiing yet?
Replies: 121
Views: 22922

Re: Anyone rollerskiing yet?

I gave in and ordered a set but it's taking forever to arrive with poor ordering system etc, so this doesn't bode well if there are any warranty issues. Notice FF also has a dedicated wet wheel for skate skis. According to TV pundits, the newer rollerski wheels are miles ahead of what they were just...
by Neuro
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone rollerskiing yet?
Replies: 121
Views: 22922

Re: Anyone rollerskiing yet?

Awesome. https://i.imgur.com/U2wxp6H.gif Sounds like a tough event. Skiskett do anti return wheels that should work in skate skis https://www.skiskett.it/prodotto/ruota-per-alp3-posteriore/ Nice find, thanks. I guess it's for their Biturbo 3-wheelers like these: I will check with Skiskett if the whe...