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by JeffOYB
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: last stage gaps in TdS?
Replies: 1
Views: 216

last stage gaps in TdS?

I don't know about those gaps in the last stage. Just because someone has so much time ahead of everyone else doesn't mean the last stage should end up boring. There were a couple clusters of people which created some interest further back in the field
by JeffOYB
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: wow so many Russians at front!
Replies: 1
Views: 217

wow so many Russians at front!

then a bunch of norg. ... Russ is pretty good! ... men and women alike

do they put comparable money into their program like the Norwegians? big waxing trucks for russ?

I wonder if the Russians have most numbers of public and Youth doing skiing of Any Nation
by JeffOYB
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: classic faster than skate for some climbing?
Replies: 4
Views: 507

classic faster than skate for some climbing?

Is there any chance that at a certain degree of steepness that classic is faster than skating? The V1 waddle seems inefficient at some point while classic still can give forward Glide at the point of steepness before herringbone is required
by JeffOYB
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold winter this time?
Replies: 48
Views: 5596

Re: Cold winter this time?

ah ha ha! in mid michigan we got a few inches in november and since then only two 1/2" snowfalls -- both of which I skied hard on!

'all skis are rock skis and all snow is good snow.'

today i got a good outing on an EIGHTH INCH!!! :)

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by JeffOYB
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advantage of longer Nordic Ice Skate?
Replies: 0
Views: 238

Advantage of longer Nordic Ice Skate?

Yeah, ice skating isn't skiing, but in this case it's nordic. ...and when we don't have snow, they're kind of similar. I see that the skates vary in range from 15" to about 21". The ones I have are like 17". I'm wondering if 21" would have some noticeable benefits for typical use...
by JeffOYB
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: help -- how does biathlon get a pursuit aspect?
Replies: 12
Views: 777

Re: help -- how does biathlon get a pursuit aspect?

i thot pursuit developed as a way to make it easier to have a combi event. for awhile didn't they do it without stopping? they'd do, like, a classic race then switch gear to skating at halfway point. so the formal pursuit measures the gaps at the halfway then restarts with those gaps so they don't h...
by JeffOYB
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Video of Petter intimidating rivals and 'pre-sprinting'?
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Video of Petter intimidating rivals and 'pre-sprinting'?

as we say goodbye to the Wolf, I recall a favorite race video where he catches the two lead guys a few km from the finish. i must've been a relay. or maybe a pursuit. when he caught them i recall they looked visibly nervous and deflated. then he skis w them awhile. then a quarter mile from the finis...
by JeffOYB
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: help -- how does biathlon get a pursuit aspect?
Replies: 12
Views: 777

help -- how does biathlon get a pursuit aspect?

i see the only youtube videos of the latest hochfilsen biathlon world cup have the racers starting based on some kind of unexplained handicap. ... how was this derived? why does J. Boe get a head start? the only time in modern skiing that this happens is in the pursuit -- when the race result of one...
by JeffOYB
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Touring / Backcountry
Topic: X-Adv binding compatible with Profil? [NEW SEASON! :) ]
Replies: 6
Views: 4087

Re: X-Adv binding compatible with Profil? [NEW SEASON! :) ]

there is/was a bcx-adv?

i never sensed that salomon took the x-adv seriously. haven't noticed many boots using it. or that the boots were cutting edge.

rossi bcx-10 is a cool boot. or was. hmmm... does anyone do much w the bc?
by JeffOYB
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: what about the salomon EXTRA STIFF skin skis?
Replies: 3
Views: 840

what about the salomon EXTRA STIFF skin skis?

anyone know about these? i only weigh 180 and want to lose some... but i could wear a pack! : )
by JeffOYB
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your heritage?
Replies: 9
Views: 879

Re: Your heritage?

dutch both sides. settled in west michigan. both sides were hunt/fish adventure types. i got into all that then extended it w camping, biking ... and skiing. of all types. speed skating. paddling of all kinds. everything that was possible to do where we lived. starting during the outdoor rec boom in...
by JeffOYB
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Touring / Backcountry
Topic: SkiMo videos from Catamount area...
Replies: 2
Views: 862

Re: SkiMo videos from Catamount area...

apparently this is a hot new ski sport. alpine-touring gear is ruling but it's getting lighter and lighter and more expensive even than it was -- and it was the most pricey ski scene. i hear that ultramarathon runners are getting into it! like it's not alpine skiers per se who are doing it. it kinda...
by JeffOYB
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Video link for World Cup races -- US viewable...
Replies: 7
Views: 1133

Re: Video link for World Cup races -- US viewable...

I use a free downloaded VPN app called Windscribe. works! easy!

(I used to use the Opera browser coz it had a free built-in vpn, but now it doesn't work.)
by JeffOYB
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New ski book! "New Wave Nordic Skiing!"
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Re: New ski book! "New Wave Nordic Skiing!"

thanks! (this forum gets at least one mention)

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