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by JeffOYB
Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:24 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: superskinny birkie classic winner? and...ivan is rockin'!
Replies: 2
Views: 1492

superskinny birkie classic winner? and...ivan is rockin'!

The NordicSkiRacer.com site has a few nice Birkie pics... A pic of Ivan looks like he's doing a 1km sprint. (I think he's at the 39k mark.) The pics of the classic winner show an awfully skinny/tiny skier--- nothing like the monster skaters. http://photos.nordicskiracer.com/gallery/4412846_iMBgA#P-2...
by JeffOYB
Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: drills to get striders out of "toilet seat"?
Replies: 1
Views: 1093

drills to get striders out of "toilet seat"?

I recall skaters having trouble with the "toilet seat" posture. But I just saw a serious case of it with a classic skier. What drills are most helpful? The skier is very fit and was going fast---but the hips were low and to the BACK and the posture was very STATIC. The posture was long and...
by JeffOYB
Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: bonkproofing a marathon?
Replies: 10
Views: 2490

bonkproofing a marathon?

I've always been a little shaky about being able to avoid bonking at marathons. When I last raced much I did figure out how to do it right---eat and drink at every station. But I had a couple experiences recently on long, hard ski outings that make me wonder again about this stuff. I went out for a ...
by JeffOYB
Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Full-length vs. Mid-length Ski Shootout (blowout?)
Replies: 0
Views: 1109

Full-length vs. Mid-length Ski Shootout (blowout?)

I'd really like to demo some mid-length skis sometime. So far I only have 4 datapoints for the mid-lengths. 1: a top ski media guy says they're great for his hilly conditions 2: a ski dude out east says he loves his for twisty, hilly conditions 3: a ski shop owner says they seem fine to him ...and 4...
by JeffOYB
Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Technique, or how does a guy V1 fast for 33k?
Replies: 35
Views: 7057

Hey, nice "Profile" video clip, kaNuk! I think that V1 is a dandy midpack technique. It's the heart of "ride'n'glide." It's very stable. Easy to do when tired. There are several variants on it for the flats. I personally delay the kick. I pole, hang, then kick. You can optimize i...
by JeffOYB
Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good shoulder PT for skiers?
Replies: 0
Views: 976

Good shoulder PT for skiers?

Anyone know any good stretches or exercises for shoulder stress for XC skiers? I'll look up the stanard rotator cuff info but I'm thinking that XC skiers put unique stresses on shoulders. So that they might need some special exercises---possibly PT people who don't really understand XC might not kno...
by JeffOYB
Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Improving daytour skiing technique?
Replies: 5
Views: 2109

I've rather enjoyed the "hike-a-ski" time of year in the spring. I just carry my skis dropped thru side straps on either side of my daypack. But I also sometimes just carry the skis over shoulder. My old skis were SO LIGHT even though 60mm wide. Fine to carry for a half mile, say. (Fischer...
by JeffOYB
Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Improving daytour skiing technique?
Replies: 5
Views: 2109

For instance, you don't see much doublepoling in daytouring, but you do see quite a bit of kick-doublepole. It seems that KDP changes a fair bit when carrying 10-15 lbs in a pack for several hours---one tends to not drop down as much. So if you want to prepare for daytouring it might not help so muc...
by JeffOYB
Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Improving daytour skiing technique?
Replies: 5
Views: 2109

Ha! : ) Yeah, I have that video. That was a great spring crust day of skiing. I'm wanting to explore daytour skiing further in every way! I want to find good equipment for it. And also see if there's an actual technique to "long day" skiing --- and if it can be improved on. As a skier who ...
by JeffOYB
Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Improving daytour skiing technique?
Replies: 5
Views: 2109

Improving daytour skiing technique?

I notice 2 overall techniques in daytour skiing. They might be worth exploring as, as I've mentioned elsewhere, I think that this is likely the most common kind of skiing. 1*a semi-racer style aided in the casual skied-in trail by a wider ski and somewhat more supportive boot. 2*an upright style (mi...
by JeffOYB
Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for great Light Touring equipment and media
Replies: 6
Views: 2561

Re: Looking for great Light Touring equipment and media

This Country style is a compromise---as it still fits into a groomed track at 60mm. 63mm might just barely. Anyone know? Sometimes I don't beat the groomer out on one of my favorite trails and end up skiing freshly groomed track with the 68mm Inbound Crowns. They fit, but just bareley- I jump out o...
by JeffOYB
Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for great Light Touring equipment and media
Replies: 6
Views: 2561

Re: Looking for great Light Touring equipment and media

Skis, too. For instance, is anyone making or importing ultralight doublecamber 210 skis, 60mm? What do you consider ultralight? Fischer has been making the Country Crown for quite a while. These are single camber skis. I have the waxable Country right now. Also, they're much heavier than their old ...
by JeffOYB
Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mere inches of snow, on good days, how do you skate?
Replies: 30
Views: 7390

Cloxxki wrote:XC may be very "roadie" like, but it's got a simplicity that appeals to me. Feels like I belong there somehow.


Rolling over hill'n'dale ... not a bad way to go!

Good luck finding your way to make it happen!
by JeffOYB
Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mere inches of snow, on good days, how do you skate?
Replies: 30
Views: 7390

Re: ski bum - dirtbag - maggot

Ken Roberts wrote:I have lived in a tent for lots of days and then each morning gotten into my car and driven to a different trailhead to do a backcountry ski mountaineering tour.
Ken


I slept in the bushes outside Telemark lodge the only time I did the Birkie. : )
by JeffOYB
Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mere inches of snow, on good days, how do you skate?
Replies: 30
Views: 7390

Re: Why ski at all?

True. There is no need to ski...except if you want to get around when there's snow on the ground. That's a clear position. I'll keep it mind when reading other things you ask and write about skiing. Myself, I do need to ski, ? and I put in substantial time and money to get to snow -- and it's not f...

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