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by Montana
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold winter this time?
Replies: 3
Views: 122

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: 70

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: 20
Views: 822

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: 20
Views: 822

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: 1212

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: 1212

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: 492

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...
by Montana
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Vauhti Quick Glides
Replies: 3
Views: 492

Re: Vauhti Quick Glides

Thanks Mark.
by Montana
Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Vauhti Quick Glides
Replies: 3
Views: 492

Vauhti Quick Glides

I purchased a set of Vauhti Quick Glide waxes from the Vauhti booth at the Birkie Expo. The set has a cleaner, base prep, and three waxes: LF Polar, LF Mid and HF Mid. These are all liquids and do not require ironing in. Apply, let dry thoroughly, cork in the LF Polar, LF Mid or HF Mid then brush. I...
by Montana
Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: 2017 Biathlon World Championships Men's Pursuit
Replies: 3
Views: 458

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: 49
Views: 4700

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: 39
Views: 3479

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: 15
Views: 1113

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: 49
Views: 4700

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: 588

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,

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