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by kaNUK
Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Johnny Klister
Replies: 1
Views: 1848

Re: Johnny Klister

That's hilarious! And very true...

I cringed when I read about the Gallium and FC100 ...I guess I'm an old dog trying to keep up with the times? :shock:

kanuk
by kaNUK
Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who's Skiing?
Replies: 28
Views: 6291

Re: Who's Skiing?

Thunder Bay just had its second melt-down of the season :shock: We've been skiing on marginal conditions at Kamview and Lappe since mid-November. Kamview is completely wiped out with no significant snow in the forecast. The good news is that the rain in town came down as wet snow at Lappe Nordic Cen...
by kaNUK
Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Sleeping Giant Loppet
Replies: 0
Views: 1513

Sleeping Giant Loppet

Is in two weeks! Yes, we have snow, with a bit more on the way this week http://www.sleepinggiantloppet.ca/ I went for a ski around the 50km course on Sunday with some (quick) friends: Here is the Garmin data one of them sent me http://www.ar.attackpoint.org/sessiondata.jsp?sessionid=2320193 I went ...
by kaNUK
Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Pre Birkie
Replies: 19
Views: 3872

Re: Pre Birkie

MN Hoser wrote:BTW, the first rollerski of 2012 was last night.


My condolences! :lol:

If it helps: I don't miss a week commuting by bike -26C was this week's low point.

kaNUK
by kaNUK
Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Anyone racing?
Replies: 17
Views: 3138

Re: Anyone racing?

ya, ya, we's racin... http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/397821_10151241146410276_624800275_22612052_1724413225_n.jpg The kid (just turned 10) set a 4 min/km pace for 5 km ...setting the fastest male time in the 5k :mrgreen: I (#100) skied with him and finished the 30 km from there. It w...
by kaNUK
Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:51 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Biathlon Shooting
Replies: 10
Views: 3597

^Correct he is. ...and it's only been 25 years for me since I've competed in a Biathlon event. Both eyes must remain open as squinting does not allow you to fully relax when taking the shot. I had a biotch of a time overcoming my left-eye dominance as I shoot right-handed. A "blinder" was ...
by kaNUK
Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Canadian Ski Marathon
Replies: 5
Views: 1591

fishskicanoe wrote:Lots of chatter amongst the skiers, thank yous and excuse mes. Nice.


Well yeah ...they're Canadian EH! :D

I'd love to do this one at some point as well. I've been saying that for the last 25 years, lol.

kaNUK
by kaNUK
Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Git Offa My Lawn Ya Darn Kids!
Replies: 2
Views: 1955

Git Offa My Lawn Ya Darn Kids!

That's it! I've had it with wax techs who don't know how to use a stone grinder. I've also had enough of pups who think that a hot-box is an excuse to not wax a gazillion layers on a new base and then ski the ski in over two gazillion miles (well, kilometers in my case). Exhibit "A": I had...
by kaNUK
Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Skate ski boot life span?
Replies: 13
Views: 5693

Hmm ...not sure I agree with 3 years and I ski quite a bit. During the average season I'll skate 2500+ km. I just replaced my yellow Salomon Carbon RS9's after 10 seasons! Not because they have gotten soft or worn out, but because the padding had compressed and my feet have expanded, so they were no...
by kaNUK
Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can someone identify this binding?
Replies: 5
Views: 1745

Wow! Blast from the past (sniffle, almost nostalgic to me! :roll: ) I raced on those throughout high school (mid-eighties). They were indeed a progression from the "Narrow" Rottefella 3 pin and Adidas systems to the Salomon SNS sytem which eventually won the battle. The most common boots a...
by kaNUK
Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beware when skiing slow!
Replies: 4
Views: 1500

When I'm coaching technique I'm constantly telling the skier(s) to slow down. First you learn it slow, then get fast and try to keep your technique together as oxygen debt sets in. That Philosophy seems to work in most cases. I'll often use zone 1 (LSD ...whatever you want to call the effort where y...
by kaNUK
Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter Driving
Replies: 37
Views: 6278

tee-hee :D I have a term for that: "4 x 4 courage" Saw an epic example of that unfolding on hwy 401 (6 lanes divided, Toronto) during a snowstorm a few years back. I was driving in the middle lane in the above mentioned snowmobile feeling well in control at 60 km/h. I was cursing the slow ...
by kaNUK
Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter Driving
Replies: 37
Views: 6278

... since the 4 wheeel drive seems to get me through about anything ... While 4x4 will get you moving better than 2wd, and arguably has more neutral handling tendencies in slippery corners: Your stopping distance is entirely determined by the tires. Stopping distance (and FWD understeer) are the ma...
by kaNUK
Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter Driving
Replies: 37
Views: 6278

I've had high-end Hakkas which were great, especially for the first two seasons. Then I stuffed the car into a snow bank and a road sign to the tune of $7000 (ouch!). Of course this was entirely the tires fault, so I switched to studs. Studs are legal in Ontario, and the modern incarnation does not ...
by kaNUK
Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to slow down when breaking trail
Replies: 5
Views: 1448

I recommend Telemark turns. They were made for deep snow and are a great way to scrub excess speed. And no, it's not easy to make them look easy. :D

kaNUK

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