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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: 294

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: 294

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: 30
Views: 3827

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: 633

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: 13
Views: 1165

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: 633

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: 5413

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: 5413

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: 5413

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: 2296

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: 977

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: 279

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: 279

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: 977

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: 2296

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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