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by Montana
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: walking sole accessory for ski boot?
Replies: 7
Views: 134

Re: walking sole accessory for ski boot?

The idea of protection for ski boots is a good idea for many locations. To reach the ski trailhead at the Izaak Walton Inn in Essex, Montana skiers have to walk over the bridge across the main lines railroad tracks. The bridge has a steel grating that can chew up ski boot if one is not careful. I co...
by Montana
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Profil Boot heel binding contact off
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Profil Boot heel binding contact off

Could be the sole of the boot is mismounted. Since one boot contacts the heel plate properly and the second does not, the sole on the offending boot could be the problem. I think there would be no correction for that except to return the boots for a new pair.
by Montana
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: TURNAMIC - Rossignol And Fischer Partner To Create New Binding System
Replies: 12
Views: 501

Re: TURNAMIC - Rossignol And Fischer Partner To Create New Binding System

Neuro wrote:That's a great idea, but not sure I'm ready to go pink just yet.. 8)

I know just what you mean. But the pink matches the color of the sticker on the sole plate of the Rottefella bindings.
by Montana
Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: TURNAMIC - Rossignol And Fischer Partner To Create New Binding System
Replies: 12
Views: 501

Re: TURNAMIC - Rossignol And Fischer Partner To Create New Binding System

About time there was a better release system than digging up the (usually quite stuck) catch with your fingertips as with the Rottefella. Have you seen these NNN Xcerator Grab Tabs? I use them on my Rottefella Bindings and they make opening the binding much easier. I also saw them on skis used duri...
by Montana
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Forcing flex into skate boots for striding?
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: Forcing flex into skate boots for striding?

I used and old pair of Salomon skate boots for classic skiing. They were the first model of yellow and black skate boots from the late 90s I think. They were quite worn. Not sure how they might have negatively impacted my classic skiing but they dod work. Often though, zippers and liners fail first ...
by Montana
Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Combi vs Classic Boot
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: Combi vs Classic Boot

Neuro wrote:Is it only for the downhills you prefer them Montana?

Downhills, skating corners, step turns, classic skiing without tracks and similar stuff all seem to benefit from having better ankle support on my 70 y.o. body.
by Montana
Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Combi vs Classic Boot
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: Combi vs Classic Boot

Classic skiers actually have a choice of 3 types of boots to choose from. There's the Classic boot, Combi boot and a Pursuit (or Skiathlon) boot. The pursuit boots are lighter and have a more rigid upper. They will skate better than a combi boot. I prefer to classic ski in a pursuit boot. I have use...
by Montana
Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone skied yet?
Replies: 14
Views: 654

Re: Anyone skied yet?

We are skiing in Montana. Several snowfalls since late November have got things going pretty good. I spent November 26 through December 3 in West Yellowstone. Almost daily fresh snowfalls made the trails nice. Here's a view on the Dead Dog trail in West: http://www.ernordic.com/%7Eralph/media13/xca1...
by Montana
Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Jessie in the 5K
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: Jessie in the 5K

I watched the race yesterday. So happy for Jessie. She is a spirited individual that always seems to be smiling. Love it!
by Montana
Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moral Decay in XC Skiing
Replies: 3
Views: 1461

Re: Moral Decay in XC Skiing

A skater peed in the set track on the Rendezvous trails last Saturday. That's pretty low morals in my book.
by Montana
Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trail fees
Replies: 11
Views: 532

Re: Trail fees

Izaak Walton Inn - Daily pass $10. Season pass bought before December 9 is $50 - Grooming: So, So

Rendezvous Trails in West Yellowstone - Daily pass $8.00. Season Individual $40 and Family $75 - Grooming: Outstanding and done by Doug Edgerton
by Montana
Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Cleaning and Maintenance of SkinTec Skis?
Replies: 15
Views: 5966

Re: Cleaning and Maintenance of SkinTec Skis?

Neuro wrote:
Neuro wrote:...another thing I've seen somewhere is to use a powder in the skin to prevent pickup. Will see if I can find the link to the article.

Found it, and seems it's recommended to prevent icing. It doesn't say exactly which powder, but suppose it's fluoride.

Link?
by Montana
Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Cleaning and Maintenance of SkinTec Skis?
Replies: 15
Views: 5966

Re: Cleaning and Maintenance of SkinTec Skis?

I found another skin care product from Atomic. Not sure which of the various places might carry this but LaNora at Eagle River Nordic says she has it in stock.

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by Montana
Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi all
Replies: 3
Views: 1999

Re: Hi all

Welcome Neuro. Keep loving winter!
by Montana
Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Cleaning and Maintenance of SkinTec Skis?
Replies: 15
Views: 5966

Re: Cleaning and Maintenance of SkinTec Skis?

Thanks Magnus, Here's the two products from Swix that I found after searching on several sites with Swix waxes. Swix Skin Care to prevent icing and Swix Skin Cleaner to clean the skin. http://www.earmountain.com/special/swix-skin-care.jpg http://www.earmountain.com/special/swix-skin-cleaner.jpg http...

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