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by trotro
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: BARNETT ROLLER SKIS????
Replies: 13
Views: 5002

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: 5002

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: 5002

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: 1737

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: 580

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...
by trotro
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: la Feclaz rollerski track, French Bauges
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: la Feclaz rollerski track, French Bauges

This is where I usually rollerski https://youtu.be/jGcs_tpBCbU but the Feclaz circuit appeals to me now with the up and down hills. I did about 500 meters of climbing over a couple of hours without feeling it too bad as it was rolling terrain. It is just a bit of a schlepp up there, which is why I h...
by trotro
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: la Feclaz rollerski track, French Bauges
Replies: 4
Views: 128

la Feclaz rollerski track, French Bauges

last week I went up to la Feclaz in the Bauges mountains. Set on a highish plateau this is one of the principal winter cross country ski areas and there is also a summer track. I took a bit of video if anyone is interested https://youtu.be/t3Fq9khstbM There are five loops: a green flat dumbell aroun...
by trotro
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A weekend with Marie Dorin
Replies: 9
Views: 580

Re: A weekend with Marie Dorin

The guy with the beard is called Amaury, he's very good. He's cross countried in the past but only just started rollerskiing, but he's very athletic.
by trotro
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: any cool new nordic ski movie out there?
Replies: 19
Views: 1737

Re: any cool new nordic ski movie out there?

ah that might explain what they were up to on the last days

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by trotro
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A weekend with Marie Dorin
Replies: 9
Views: 580

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: 19
Views: 1737

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: 330

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: 330

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: 526

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: 526

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...

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