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by trotro
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A weekend with Marie Dorin
Replies: 3
Views: 85

A weekend with Marie Dorin

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was going to do a Biathlon "stage" with Marie Dorin and Lois Habert. I've got round to writing up my experiences. It was an interesting 3 days and brought home just how good the biathlon stars are. Biathlon is the Number One winter sport in Europe and its...
by trotro
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: any cool new nordic ski movie out there?
Replies: 15
Views: 1339

Re: any cool new nordic ski movie out there?

with the short Icelandic days I think it would be dark by the time I've finished :-) The race is held in the beginning of May. Days just below the arctic circle are already very long then. Here is a map of the race: http://www.fossavatn.com/fossavatn-com/userfiles/images/Fossavatnsgangan-en.jpg You...
by trotro
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Collapsible poles
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Collapsible poles

I was thinking more like metal ferules as you get on fishing rods, that should be strong enough.
by trotro
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Collapsible poles
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Collapsible poles

has anyone thought of collapsible poles for roller skiing? it seems like poles are currently the weak link for schlepping rollerski gear around the place. I would envisage something akin to a fishing rod setup with a ferule and some kind of locking mechanism.
by trotro
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Gignoux Carbon Ski Boots
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Gignoux Carbon Ski Boots

It is obviously a bit artisanal, I don't like the look of the hinge and you wonder whether you are not better taking advantage of Salomon's skills with the XLab boots for much less money. They do look better in the flesh compared to my photo. 800 euros is a lot though and I can think of stuff I'd ra...
by trotro
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Gignoux Carbon Ski Boots
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Gignoux Carbon Ski Boots

I've been seeing a few references to Gignoux Carbon Fibre skating boots recently. Gignoux are better known for ski mountaineering gear and I'd heard nothing of cross country gear. Anyway I got have a look at them at the weekend so they do exist. Gignoux collaborated with Salomon during the 2011-2013...
by trotro
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Roller Skiing Area in Central Pennsylvania
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Roller Skiing Area in Central Pennsylvania

What skis did you use for the trail? did you take any pictures?
by trotro
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Blink 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: Blink 2018

Most of the racing was posted to YT in the end. French skater Justine Braisaz broke the skandi domination in the Ladies Biathlon Supersprint

https://youtu.be/VEgtrHQKuI8
by trotro
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Uphills
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: Uphills

Ok advice from Martin Fourcade is to climb using double poling only (both with skate or classic skis) to build upper body strength. He reckons this will pay off in the winter as most non pro / competition level skiers lack arm and upper body strength. I guess the idea to to start in rolling terrain ...
by trotro
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Blink 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: Blink 2018

I thought Johaug would blow but she just kept going.
by trotro
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Blink 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Blink 2018

by trotro
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wassup?
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Re: Wassup?

Rollerskiing and road cycling for me. It is now insanely hot, although compared to normal about the same for the time of year. Learned to T-stop on rollerskis (with old wheels) for what it is worth. Used to be able to do this ok on rollerblades but I now find Rollerblades to be very high and wonder ...
by trotro
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone rollerskiing yet?
Replies: 74
Views: 11225

Re: Anyone rollerskiing yet?

No I'm just doing it for a bit of fun to find out more about the sport. I thought about doing some citizen's races here but everyone in the area who races is very sporty and while I don't mind coming last, I'd be worried about finishing a long time behind other skiers. I looked at the Foulee Blanche...
by trotro
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Ole-Einar Bjørndalen retires at 44
Replies: 10
Views: 1140

Re: Ole-Einar Bjørndalen retires at 44

Such a shame, but understandable. A wonderful person. Her sporting move last year of giving Hinz her pole which she broke even if it meant compromising her own race and these things are common, was just an example of the sportsman she was. A nice summary of her career here: http://www.biathlonworld...
by trotro
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: any cool new nordic ski movie out there?
Replies: 15
Views: 1339

Re: any cool new nordic ski movie out there?

Magnus Johansson wrote:
trotro wrote:Great video of Viking classic action at Fossavatn in Iceland

https://youtu.be/zpt2rFJVhX8

Thanks! Have you skied that race?


with the short Icelandic days I think it would be dark by the time I've finished :-)

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