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by trotro
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter season 18/19
Replies: 11
Views: 700

Re: Winter season 18/19

Change of programme today, spent the morning repairing the holes at our local cross country area,

https://youtu.be/UlBFBBHbPiE
by trotro
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter season 18/19
Replies: 11
Views: 700

Re: Winter season 18/19

Plans? Maybe do some more crust skiing, but it is too icy off track at the moment. I will try and do some classic, maybe on days when skating would get bogged down too much. So much to improve, so little time. For fun I threw this little video together at the start of the season, it is up at Chamrou...
by trotro
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Stadium Biathlon
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Stadium Biathlon

Not a new thing but are indoor biathlon competitions an aberration?

https://youtu.be/Bowf5lvzxuM

Domracheva and Bjoerndalen were competing in what is probably their last competition. Worth watching the end, in any case for a sporting gesture.
by trotro
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold winter this time?
Replies: 43
Views: 4592

Re: Cold winter this time?

French Northern Alps is generally poor. A few high altitude areas are open but we've had rain to 2700 meters at times.
Warmest 2018 on record.
by trotro
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Salomon + Atomic to be bought by the Chinese
Replies: 6
Views: 490

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? Ha, good one! https://realclimatescience.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/nhland_season41_shadow-1.jpg Unfortunately in France it's another poor start to winter - very warm still with ...
by trotro
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Salomon + Atomic to be bought by the Chinese
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Salomon + Atomic to be bought by the Chinese

Looks as if Amer group is going to be bought by a Chinese company.
by trotro
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold winter this time?
Replies: 43
Views: 4592

Re: Cold winter this time?

It is good on the east side of the Alps at the moment, bad on the west (French Alps). A consequence of a hot summer and a too hot Mediterranean sea.

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by trotro
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Decathlon launches rollerski line
Replies: 2
Views: 856

Re: Decathlon launches rollerski line

I'll keep you posted with any more information.
by trotro
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Road rage against rollerskiers
Replies: 14
Views: 1439

Re: Road rage against rollerskiers

wow, thanks for the news about JD. Glad the town take it seriously.
by trotro
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Decathlon launches rollerski line
Replies: 2
Views: 856

Decathlon launches rollerski line

French sports retailer Decathlon has launched a complete lineup of rollerskis including rollerski specific boots. Prices are very competitive. https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/47b2e341a5d9cfab9d3ba7d92d3f9dd9/5C3E0FDE/t51.2885-15/e35/41120218_248151122566506_3072229281182025406_n.jpg?se=8...
by trotro
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: BARNETT ROLLER SKIS????
Replies: 13
Views: 5569

Re: BARNETT ROLLER SKIS????

ah that makes sense to me, thanks

I think the Fischer argument is you lift the rear wheel at some point in the stroke so can no longer kick, although I can't see much force on the front wheel at this point either.
by trotro
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: BARNETT ROLLER SKIS????
Replies: 13
Views: 5569

Re: BARNETT ROLLER SKIS????

Hi Magnus,

do you have an idea about the physics of front or rear ratchet vis late kick etc?

As a reward a picture of Dominika Bielecka with her Barnett rollerskis by the Lac du Bourget this morning :lol:

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by trotro
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: BARNETT ROLLER SKIS????
Replies: 13
Views: 5569

Re: BARNETT ROLLER SKIS????

I have a pair of classic skis - the base model. I have no idea where the components are made but Barnett seem pretty competent for stuff like fitting bindings. The skis work fine but I'm not an expert. They fit the ratchet on the front wheel, if anyone has any opinions about that? Fischer use the re...
by trotro
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: any cool new nordic ski movie out there?
Replies: 19
Views: 2538

Re: any cool new nordic ski movie out there?

Some footage from the forthcoming Warren Miller movie
https://youtu.be/UeP6HyKE9TY
by trotro
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A weekend with Marie Dorin
Replies: 9
Views: 1108

Re: A weekend with Marie Dorin

Yes, that's me with the bad rollerskiing style. I've been working on it since but I'm not that dynamic - afraid of falling on hard tarmac. The best thing I did this autumn was spend an afternoon at another rollerski center on my own just trundling around. Today did a classic for the first time and a...

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