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by Montana
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: stiff tour skis for big guys?
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: stiff tour skis for big guys?

There are indeed skis stiff enough to fit a 220 pound person. I've had such skis when I weighed that much. It just takes a good ski shop that knows how to fit skis. Some manufacturers may not make skis stiff enough but I know Fischer does. A don't think length matters that much. It's the flex that c...
by Montana
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Screw Pattern and Balance Point for Pro-Link Bindings
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Screw Pattern and Balance Point for Pro-Link Bindings

Magnus Johansson wrote:
Montana wrote:Be careful putting on the new binding and make sure the holes in the ski are not stripped.

Ralph -- Did you put new glue in the screw holes?

I used a wood glue. All scores held pretty tight except one. I put some steel wool around the screw to make it hold tighter.
by Montana
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Screw Pattern and Balance Point for Pro-Link Bindings
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Screw Pattern and Balance Point for Pro-Link Bindings

Magnus is correct. I just changed my skate skis from a Profil binding to a Prolink binding. Screw holes were in the same location all the way through the sole plate. Be careful putting on the new binding and make sure the holes in the ski are not stripped.
by Montana
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Skin skis general discussion
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: Skin skis general discussion

A question from Neuro in the Skin Ski maintenance thread. Slightly OT and maybe more for this thread , but what's your take on grip generally? I have found the Atomic Skintec Redsters to have plenty of grip. They were accurately selected for my body weight. My only complaint might be they drag a lit...
by Montana
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Cleaning and Maintenance of SkinTec Skis?
Replies: 26
Views: 9688

Re: Cleaning and Maintenance of SkinTec Skis?

Neuro wrote:Slightly OT and maybe more for this thread, but what's your take on grip generally?

Replied in that thread.
by Montana
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Cleaning and Maintenance of SkinTec Skis?
Replies: 26
Views: 9688

Re: Cleaning and Maintenance of SkinTec Skis?

I used my Atomic Redster Skintecs for about 6 days of skiing last winter. A few days early in the season at West Yellowstone when conditions were icy or there was new snow above freezing, then a few more stays in wet sloppy snow at Izaak Walton Inn and another day at Swedetown, again when things wer...
by Montana
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Cleaning and Maintenance of SkinTec Skis?
Replies: 26
Views: 9688

Re: Cleaning and Maintenance of SkinTec Skis?

Had to smile going in to the shop today and see Swix has a blue, red and purple (cold, warm, zero) impregnation for skins. Then there's of course the skin care, skin cleaner, and skin cleaner pro products. Of course there might be marginal gains to be had with the differing waxes, but no way I'm go...
by Montana
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Media source for 2017/18 world cup races?
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Media source for 2017/18 world cup races?

I watch World Cup races on Skiing Vinnie's YouTube site. I have an Apple TV and watch the races on my large screen HD TV.
by Montana
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold winter this time?
Replies: 18
Views: 1076

Re: Cold winter this time?

The northern Rockies of Montana have receive 2 snow storms so far. The first was mid September the second October 2. More light snow came this week. But that is somewhat normal for this region. What was not normal was the almost complete lack of precipitation between mid June and that mid September ...
by Montana
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WOW! Boulder Nordic Sports MAGAZINE! Have you seen it?
Replies: 1
Views: 279

Re: WOW! Boulder Nordic Sports MAGAZINE! Have you seen it?

Haven't received mine in the mail yet. looking forward to reading the hard copy version. Seems like it usually comes this time every year.
by Montana
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The danger of roller skiing
Replies: 22
Views: 2195

Re: The danger of roller skiing

Magnus Johansson wrote: Sad to read that, Ralph. Do you still have those roller skis? If you do, what brand and model are they, and how big is the gap between wheel and fork or shaft where the rock got stuck? I sold them the following fall. This was back in 1994. I can't recall the brand name and I'...
by Montana
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The danger of roller skiing
Replies: 22
Views: 2195

Re: The danger of roller skiing

I can attest to these dangers. While descending a hill on my roller skis back in the fall of 1994 the front wheel picked up a rock that wedged between the wheel and the frame. This immediately stopped the wheel and the skis. I took several steps trying to stop my momentum but on the third step I twi...
by Montana
Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: XCSkiForum
Topic: Where is Ryan Mattson?
Replies: 4
Views: 1916

Re: Where is Ryan Mattson?

rmattson wrote:All clear! :D Sorry about the delay, if only this forum was my only job. ;)

Thanks Ryan!!!!!
by Montana
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: XCSkiForum
Topic: Where is Ryan Mattson?
Replies: 4
Views: 1916

Re: Where is Ryan Mattson?

If you haven't try sending Ryan a Private Message.
by Montana
Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Vauhti Quick Glides
Replies: 3
Views: 923

Re: Vauhti Quick Glides

Skied the Rendezvous Race 25 Km Classic. I gotta say the Vauhti Quik Glides were wonderful. Skis were very quick and smooth on downhills accelerated nicely. While I'm not an elite skier this 70 yo guy felt a joy flying past othe classic skiers on downhills. If the Vauhti grips perform as well I migh...

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