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by Montana
Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: 2017 Biathlon World Championships Men's Pursuit
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: 201 7 Biathlon World Championships Men's Pursuit

I watched both the men's and women's biathlon pursuit races. The coverage was outstanding. Great cheering crowds, good camera work with super slo-motion closeups of skiers shooting, very nice shots of ski technique, coverage of more action than just the leaders, and enough suspense. And the first ou...
by Montana
Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Birkebeiner Course Info
Replies: 13
Views: 540

Re: Birkebeiner Course Info

Watching the weather myself. Leaving Montana 2/14 and heading to Wisconsin. The forecast is definitely iffy. But, as we say in Montana, "It is what it is." I was there in 2000 when the race was cancelled. I was there in 1981 when the race was postponed two weeks. I've been there every year...
by Montana
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: TURNAMIC - Rossignol And Fischer Partner To Create New Binding System
Replies: 37
Views: 1200

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

Will it be worth the upgrade or is Turnamic more of a convenience upgrade and not so much of a performance upgrade from the current non-turnamic systems? Seems like more so convenience. If you buy a new 2017/18 model year Fischer ski next year, I bet it will come with a Turnamic plate. Therefore th...
by Montana
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: broke my arm ... rats!
Replies: 13
Views: 250

Re: broke my arm ... rats!

Best wishes for a good recovery Jeff.
by Montana
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Birkebeiner Course Info
Replies: 13
Views: 540

Re: Birkebeiner Course Info

There's also a group of short videos posted recently but made in late January on Ari's Birkie Guide website. You can see those videos here:
http://birkieguide.com/the-guide/trail-moments/
by Montana
Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Favorite waxes? Curious!
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Favorite waxes? Curious!

If you're into Rode waxes and Rode still makes the Rode Multigrade Special Violet I'd try that.

I use Swix VR waxes most of the time and it seem VR 40 would work in that snow too,
by Montana
Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Rossi NIS binding slipping off of Xcelerator add-on plate!
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Rossi NIS binding slipping off of Xcelerator add-on plate!

I have one pair of older Fischer RCS Carbonlite Classic skis that does not have an NIS plate. When I switched to an NNN soled boot I put the adapter plate on those skis and added a Rottefella Xcelerator Classic binding. I've never had any problems with the the binding moving or slipping. That includ...
by Montana
Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: TURNAMIC - Rossignol And Fischer Partner To Create New Binding System
Replies: 37
Views: 1200

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

Have you any idea what kind of strip?

Sorry Magnus, I have no idea what kind of strip he was talking about.
by Montana
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: TURNAMIC - Rossignol And Fischer Partner To Create New Binding System
Replies: 37
Views: 1200

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

Fischer posted a news release about Turnamic on their Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/fischernordic/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED ) a few days ago. It linked to a FisherSport webpage with more info. That page is here: https://www.fischersports.com/en_en/news/turnamicr---ispo-award-gold-winner,2248 Looki...
by Montana
Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: NSI detents in Rossi are spaced diff from Rotte... BAD!
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: NSI detents in Rossi are spaced diff from Rotte... BAD!

I measured the distance between the slots on my Rottefella Xcelerator binding which I purchased last year. That distance was 84 mm. That distance matches the distance between slots in the NIS plate mounted on my Fischer skis purchased in November 2015 and another pair purchased in November 2016. Ano...
by Montana
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: walking sole accessory for ski boot?
Replies: 8
Views: 284

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: 148

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: 37
Views: 1200

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: 37
Views: 1200

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: 115

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 ...

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