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by jt10000
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: cheap chinese knockoffs? ...poles?
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: cheap chinese knockoffs? ...poles?

JeffOYB wrote:i've read that the grips, straps are chintzy. so maybe cheap in the details.
Where did you read this? Can you share a link?

Thanks.
by jt10000
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too Cold to Ski?
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Too Cold to Ski?

If I have already travelled, and have the right clothes, around -5F in fairly still conditions. I won't travel far for below 0F skiing anymore. I've done races - Keskinada, in another country - that started a little below 0F and finished a little above. One good thing about that was that it made 10F...
by jt10000
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Is your stride equal on both legs?
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: Is your stride equal on both legs?

From a skating perspective, my ability is not the same on both sides, and for me I don't think that's due to one leg being stronger, but rather my balance being better on one side.
by jt10000
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: How awesome are those Norg women, huh?
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: How awesome are those Norg women, huh?

These statements and corrections are funny. Keep at it Jeff.
by jt10000
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What made you start XC skiing?
Replies: 16
Views: 362

Re: What made you start XC skiing?

I started skiing in college on my college's ski team. We had a good team (competitive in Division II in the northeast US at the time - a few years after I graduated it went to Division I). The team was very small, so they were open to someone with no skiing experience but some fitness joining the te...
by jt10000
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Good glue for regluing base to tip?
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: Good glue for regluing base to tip?

New and broken, huh?
by jt10000
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spikeboarding?
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: Spikeboarding?

Makes me wish Johnny Klister was still posting.
by jt10000
Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Terms when teaching skating...
Replies: 21
Views: 2902

Re: Terms when teaching skating...

It's hilarious that our V2 is V1 in other countries. What's really funny is that we've seen a set of widely used terms with "dance" in them in this thread (in Norway: paddle dance, double dance, single dance) and yet you are still suggesting a different dance word that suits your fancy. A...
by jt10000
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Training philosophy
Replies: 42
Views: 4583

Re: Training philosophy

"Optimal training" for whom, and to achieve what goals? For top athletes to compete at top level? For amateur athletes to compete? For weekend warriors to live a long and healthy life? Very different, and often with conflicting methodologies. I was going to ask similar questions. And also...
by jt10000
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of our season!
Replies: 16
Views: 8685

Re: End of our season!

Our season - NY lower Hudson Valley - is about to start over again, with a big snowstorm that probably will mean a week or two of skiing.
by jt10000
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Wide ski boots for flat feet
Replies: 6
Views: 1466

Re: Wide ski boots for flat feet

Also what is your experience with insoles in cross country shoes? I think they're pretty important if you have foot or alignment issues. I have flat feet and if I don't correct that a little with good insoles, I get knee pain. I've used custom orthotics and esoles (similar to Superfeet, but heat mo...
by jt10000
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Terms when teaching skating...
Replies: 21
Views: 2902

Re: Terms when teaching skating...

Hmm, when I think waltz I think "old-fashioned." Just sayin'. And Jeff you haven't explained how waltz is "intuitively obvious to learners," which is a criterion you mentioned earlier. How is it intuitively obvious? EDITED TO ADD the following, from Wikipedia, which makes me laug...
by jt10000
Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: World Championships Men's Relay
Replies: 4
Views: 1030

World Championships Men's Relay

What a final leg! That looked so so hard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er4vGaqvIm0
by jt10000
Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Terms when teaching skating...
Replies: 21
Views: 2902

Re: Terms when teaching skating...

JeffOYB wrote:What part of one or two in the skating moves is intuitively obvious to learners so that they will remember the terms and what they go with?
You're right. "Waltz" is so intuitive. Well done.
by jt10000
Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Climb to the Castle (Rollerski race)
Replies: 3
Views: 746

Re: Climb to the Castle (Rollerski race)

I haven't done that race, but twice raced up that climb as part of a bicycle stage race. Took me about an hour each time, including 2 to 3 miles of similar climbing outside the gate, following 70 miles of racing to the base. There was snow on the sides of the road one time - I think it was May but m...

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