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by trotro
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Autumn XC Skiing
Replies: 3
Views: 7780

Re: Autumn XC Skiing

Resorts are increasingly using snowfarming to get their ski season's started, here are some updates from Europe In Finland Vuokattis has opened a 2.5km loop http://www.vuokatti.fi/en https://youtu.be/8SMAL67o9qk Kontiolahti have opened their refrigerated ski track https://youtu.be/VMg94biIws0 https:...
by trotro
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Action cameras
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Re: Action cameras

As I've had all summer to think about this.

Get a cheap "dashcam" type camera that does loop recording.
Fit to helmet, maybe on the side.
Something like a Mobius would be ok, or a cylinder shaped cam or even the 808#16 keychain cam if you can secure it.
by trotro
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold winter this time?
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: Cold winter this time?

Saw the snow in Norway. In the Alps it is an Indian Summer although the Iseran pass was icy over the weekend.
by trotro
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The danger of roller skiing
Replies: 20
Views: 815

Re: The danger of roller skiing

This looks like a good way of getting road rash if you fall

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by trotro
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Autumn XC Skiing
Replies: 3
Views: 7780

Re: Autumn XC Skiing

You can see the XC trails here, right at the bottom of the glacier:- https://tignes.roundshot.com/grande-motte/ there was some fresh snow on the glaciers yesterday Glacier 3000 should also have XC skiing open https://www.glacier3000.ch/en/winter-sports/additional-winter-activities/cross-country-skii...
by trotro
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Therese Johaug doped
Replies: 48
Views: 7377

Re: Therese Johaug doped

The amount was consistent with a few applications on the lip, so that holds up, but I believe she was given the whole packet, not just the tube. I understand the steroid in question is used by female athletes in small doses to reduce body fat. Whether that makes much sense in the middle of the summ...
by trotro
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Therese Johaug doped
Replies: 48
Views: 7377

Re: Therese Johaug doped

Is it conceivable that an effective PED could be introduced via lip balm? If not, and it would be detectible, then the only reason to have it in the lip balm would be to commit a crime AGAINST the person using! ...Get them busted. More likely the lipbalm was an excuse for the PEDs found in Johaug. ...
by trotro
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The danger of roller skiing
Replies: 20
Views: 815

Re: The danger of roller skiing

I'm always surprised how fast people go on rollerskis with zero protection, here the French team in the Bauges

https://youtu.be/qC1HTIGSfPw

I guess it is an adrenaline thing.

Sometimes it works out badly

https://youtu.be/pEbZp9ZekrE
by trotro
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Roller Ski balance skills
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Roller Ski balance skills

But do you have good boots? Some boots and calf support seem way too soft to give much confidence. I would also say your protective gear is part of it, as I found that after getting proper knee and elbow pads I started to explore the limits more. I changed boots to Salomon carbon - I got some reall...
by trotro
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Autumn XC Skiing
Replies: 3
Views: 7780

Re: Autumn XC Skiing

Tignes is the only place in France, they generally have a circuit for clubs in the autumn when they reopen in October.
by trotro
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from France
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: Hi from France

There are quite a few purpose built roller ski tracks now: In the Vercors at Villard de Lans (a lot of competition skiers train here in the morning like Forcade, Dorin, Weirer sometimes) In the Bauges at la Feclaz At the Col de Porte - short loop with biathlon area However there are the banks of the...
by trotro
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Roller Ski balance skills
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Roller Ski balance skills

Thanks, that it probably the best plan. There are some excellent roller agility videos on YouTube, some really cool skills like this one

https://youtu.be/zFgSHBtGA_Y
by trotro
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Roller Ski balance skills
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Roller Ski balance skills

Hi, I do a bit of roller skiing during the spring/autumn to keep my hand in but think I have a bit of a balance / positioning issue when skate skiing. My impression is that I'm skiing too much on the inside edge of the skate, from landing onwards. I think it is a fear issue with landing flat or even...
by trotro
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from France
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Hi from France

Hi All,
I'm based in France, generally skiing in the Vercors, Chartreuse areas although we didn't have much snow the last couple of seasons. Roller skiing in the summer - although a bit hot now in the valley.

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