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by Montana
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: American Birkie 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 620

Re: American Birkie 2018

...Is there a "Birkie trick" for improving poling in the 'taters? Maybe a Birkie basket or a diff flex pole or longer length? Maybe also a diff style -- I could see maybe a longer arm action, forward reach, but w not so sharp of a hit. I could have put on a larger basket. The Swix TBS bas...
by Montana
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: American Birkie 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 620

Re: American Birkie 2018

I feel somewhat like Jay - might be my last one. This was number 22 for me, and the slowest, hardest I can recall. I’m never fast but 5:25 is slow. We had such very cold weather for most of Dec. and Jan. it was impossible to get many long days in, and I suffered for that. As many have reported, the...
by Montana
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rowers
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: Rowers

I use a Concept 2 rower as part of my winter XC training. Excellent investment.
by Montana
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Dead Last at Seefield.
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: Dead Last at Seefield.

I can't recall the particulars but didn't one of the men break a pole and have to climb one of the longer hills with one pole?

Were there any falls during the race? A skier who falls hard may take time to come back up to form.
by Montana
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hamstring injury from missed kicks...
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Re: Hamstring injury from missed kicks...

Not me. These days I only ski classic style. I do miss a few kicks especially on steep uphills. I've never experienced a sore hamstring or hamstring pull from those.
by Montana
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: stiff tour skis for big guys?
Replies: 5
Views: 473

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: 566

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: 566

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: 10
Views: 1089

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: 10778

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: 10778

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: 10778

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: 382

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: 22
Views: 1969

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: 458

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.

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