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by trotro
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The danger of roller skiing
Replies: 14
Views: 495

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: 340

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: 1
Views: 7643

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: 494

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: 340

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: 340

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: 494

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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