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by Neuro
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Salomon + Atomic to be bought by the Chinese
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: Salomon + Atomic to be bought by the Chinese

It's so weird with that snow statistic. Where does it go? Even the Arctic seems to have less. Russia maybe?
by Neuro
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too old to start skating?
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: Too old to start skating?

The most helpful trick when I learned skating was to turn the head to face the ski going forward, maybe it can help you too. (It was actually what I overheard the national coach insisting Therese Johaug should not keep forgetting to do).
by Neuro
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Warming huts with fireplaces
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Warming huts with fireplaces

I've totally missed that, although I know 'slow-TV' was very popular here with several spin-offs after it was first introduced.
by Neuro
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: Harvard: Interstellar asteroid Oumuamua may actually be of extra-terrestrial origin
Replies: 2
Views: 760

Re: Harvard: Interstellar asteroid Oumuamua may actually be of extra-terrestrial origin

Rama indeed, I didn't think about it before. But I believe the theory of the Harvard team is that Oumuamua must be a solar sail and therefore wafer thin for the most part. If so it would just be a scout which is ironic as that's what the name means. Synchronicity you would mention Rama as I was just...
by Neuro
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Salomon + Atomic to be bought by the Chinese
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: Salomon + Atomic to be bought by the Chinese

Interesting. I wonder why they sold it. Climate change affecting sales in Europe and USA? XC going to boom in China?
by Neuro
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Warming huts with fireplaces
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Warming huts with fireplaces

I have never seen or heard about trail warming huts here around Oslo, because there are bigger houses (manned) which are cafés spread around the whole area. They are heated electrically. They typically look like this: https://i.imgur.com/BzGiXUT.jpg But in the mountains all over the country there ar...
by Neuro
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: Pellet stoves
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: Pellet stoves

I live in the centre of the city and here all wood burning stoves are now banned because of the waste particles (fully agree with this measure as it was quite noticable before), although I see it's considered relatively green when it comes to Co2 emissions. From what I can see, it's considered easy ...
by Neuro
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold winter this time?
Replies: 30
Views: 3814

Re: Cold winter this time?

Had a batch of snow so some tracks are now open around Oslo, although I won't go just yet as it's only 20 cm thin layer and I don't have a pair of 'stone skis'. Encouraging though.
by Neuro
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Russian doping? -- (try again, on topic)
Replies: 69
Views: 6283

Re: Russian doping? -- (try again, on topic)

One of the coaches for the Russian XC team since 2010, Markus Cramer from Germany, is dead certain that there has been no systematic doping conspiracy as he has been with the athletes almost daily for years and they have been continually tested at home and abroad. He says it all rests on one man's t...
by Neuro
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too old to start skating?
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: Too old to start skating?

Great fun with the extra speed, but a bit more tiring, especially uphill.
by Neuro
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings from Montana
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: Greetings from Montana

Welcome!
by Neuro
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too old to start skating?
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: Too old to start skating?

Yeah it will be fun, just be careful the shin muscles can get overloaded, even some World Cup racers have issues with this. It's the one that works to keep you on balance. Getting stiff boots (carbon) and tightening them properly will help. Some techniques like V2 are quite tricky so don't be disapp...
by Neuro
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: what about the salomon EXTRA STIFF skin skis?
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: what about the salomon EXTRA STIFF skin skis?

Rather choose skin skis on the soft side is the advice from these testers which I agree with since grip is not all that amazing so you want to make sure they are in good contact with the snow. But then you don't want the skin dragging either so better go to a top shop and get skis measured and picke...
by Neuro
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your heritage?
Replies: 9
Views: 452

Re: Your heritage?

So how come you started Jay? And what about your ancestry.
by Neuro
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your heritage?
Replies: 9
Views: 452

Your heritage?

Completely OT but since this forum has a lot of Americans it would be fun to hear about your heritage and if it has influenced you taking up XC skiing or if it was just circumstantial. Also interested in your heritage outside of this topic. Not really relating to that, but myself I have an American ...

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