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by T-Pines
Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: OK, the fall-down thing...
Replies: 20
Views: 3685

Re: OK, the fall-down thing...

When we were kids, if anyone laid down during play/sport/fun, it was an automatic pile on! :lol:

Maybe there needs to be a "collapse zone" off to the side of the finish line and a giant mechanical broom sweeps the "fallen heroes" away. :-P

Jim
by T-Pines
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Miriam Gössner is amazing
Replies: 3
Views: 1844

Re: Miriam Gössner is amazing

Cool. If you see any video on Youtube, please post the links cuz we get NO TV coverage here in North America. You can watch all the IBU World Cup races (live or replay) here: http://eurovision.digotel.com/ibu/index.html It is amazing to watch Gössner fly through the field on her way back to the lea...
by T-Pines
Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: I dare you not to love her - Darya Domracheva
Replies: 33
Views: 19907

Re: I dare you not to love her - Darya Domracheva

Dóómrachuhva I don't have a clue on how to pronounce that! :shock: Living in the USA, is this ever going to be an issue? I mean, will you ever have the need to pronounce Domracheva in a real conversation? I'll bet that > 99% of US citizens would not be able to identify the sport if given a list of ...
by T-Pines
Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: I dare you not to love her - Darya Domracheva
Replies: 33
Views: 19907

Re: I dare you not to love her - Darya Domracheva

jt10000 wrote:
Biffbradford wrote:Hey, is it pronounced DomRACHeva or DomraCHEva?


You guys seem to be on a first-name basis with the female World Cup skiers, so I thought you'd ask her yourself?


Good point JT. The correct pronunciation is DAA-RYaa.
by T-Pines
Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: I dare you not to love her - Darya Domracheva
Replies: 33
Views: 19907

Re: I dare you not to love her - Darya Domracheva

... Darya deserves a worthy challenger. Eckholm and Berger are also retiring. Lots less pressure on Darya next season, it seems. It may get easier to shoot well having more of a margin over the competition. How long will Makarainen continue? Jan, Is Berger's retirement confirmed? Source? In today's...
by T-Pines
Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: I dare you not to love her - Darya Domracheva
Replies: 33
Views: 19907

Re: I dare you not to love her - Darya Domracheva

With her 12.5km Mass Start performance, she'd placed 41st in the Men's 12.5km Pursuit, with a ~47th ski time. How did you come up with this? Let's ignore that you are trying to compare times from 2 different races separated by one week -- different weather and course conditions. Did you remember to...
by T-Pines
Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diagonal skate vs Striding Herringbone: Legal? --It works!
Replies: 44
Views: 6701

Re: Diagonal skate vs Striding Herringbone: Legal? --It work

Jeff, Just to make sure that i understand clearly ... Do you agree or disagree with the following: The distinguishing characteristic of striding herringbone versus skating is that the striding herringbone "push off" is effected by engaging the kick wax against the snow (thereby the "k...
by T-Pines
Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diagonal skate vs Striding Herringbone: Legal? --It works!
Replies: 44
Views: 6701

Re: Diagonal skate vs Striding Herringbone: Legal? --It work

My quick definition of skating is that propulsion occurs WHILE gliding -- this is why it can be faster than classic. (Also, the kick is down and to the side and the leg flies up to the side after the kick.) Here's my definition of skating: (a) propulsive movements and/or forces applied in a plane t...
by T-Pines
Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diagonal skate vs Striding Herringbone: Legal? --It works!
Replies: 44
Views: 6701

Re: Diagonal skate vs Striding Herringbone: Legal? --It work

Jeff, I have been avoiding watching your video because i knew it would make me queasy ... but I watched it anyway to see what you were doing (burrpp) ... to see this gliding herringbone that you do not classify as skating. According to my definition of skating, you are skating. Perhaps each of us wo...
by T-Pines
Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diagonal skate vs Striding Herringbone: Legal? --It works!
Replies: 44
Views: 6701

Re: Diagonal skate vs Striding Herringbone: Legal? --It work

I'm not an expert on the rules, but I'd be willing to bet a significant sum that a gliding herringbone is explicitly prohibited in classic events. I believe that the classic rules generally boil down to: gliding is only allowed when skis are parallel; with limited exceptions for turns and for changi...
by T-Pines
Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Domracheva's V1 climbing
Replies: 3
Views: 1577

Re: Domracheva's V1 climbing

Jay, I follow WC biathlon and watch the races here http://eurovision.digotel.com/ibu/index.html Jan is referring to the Holmenkollen 12.5K Mass Start event. There are 5 laps and each lap has two good climbs with front views of V-1 climbing. Darya is in the front on lap 1, and near the front on the o...
by T-Pines
Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Neuner is awesome!
Replies: 176
Views: 39827

Re: Neuner is awesome!

Biffbradford wrote:Happy Birthday! :partyman:

http://youtu.be/9Ecna_P1mkw


That was fun!

Speaking of Andrea, she was a DNS in today's sprint ... hope she's OK and back in the game for the Mass Start and Relay.

Jim
by T-Pines
Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Neuner is awesome!
Replies: 176
Views: 39827

Re: Neuner is awesome!

Boy, there's some number crunching for 'ya. :-) Darya's star it not rising. It's shooting . Extra unique was that Darya actually started a minute behind her, and finished well in front. No penalty loops, so Neuner must have been very aware of it happening. She took fewer missed though, which is wha...
by T-Pines
Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: 28%, that all?
Replies: 10
Views: 2180

Re: 28%, that all?

So the 28% mentioned in the TdS is what I would incorrectly have considered only 24.07%?? check your math ... I get 26.96%. For the slopes involved with cycling and skiing, the "error" is pretty small (28% vs. 27%). At a 10% gradient, your approximation is off by even less (10% vs. 9.95%)...
by T-Pines
Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: 28%, that all?
Replies: 10
Views: 2180

Re: 28%, that all?

Is a 45º equal to 100%? Are we to take the horizontal path, not the traveled to divide the height by? In you take traveled path, 45º is like 70% only. This might also be where I am wrong. What got to me on the TV footage, is the spectator lining the track, as well as the tress, all obviously standi...

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