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by JeffOYB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: what's good for anti-icing? Teflon?
Replies: 4
Views: 661

Re: what's good for anti-icing? Teflon?

I see places like Target have "Anti Ice & Snow Teflon Fluoro Spray" for about $5 ... !!!
by JeffOYB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: what's good for anti-icing? Teflon?
Replies: 4
Views: 661

what's good for anti-icing? Teflon?

any spray or treatment good for anti-icing?

can we apply it over glide wax and kick wax? or is it just for nowax?

Teflon? how does it compare to silicone?

ideally i want something cheap
by JeffOYB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Olympics Women's Team Sprint - final meters
Replies: 10
Views: 1118

Re: Olympics Women's Team Sprint - final meters

i thot the Team gold represented their style very well.

different from a relay in that only 2 skiers went back'n'forth. a true team effort. not so common in XC but it really seems part of today's women's team culture. there's chemistry.
by JeffOYB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HOW TO SKI W RAIN UNDER HEAVY SNOW?
Replies: 1
Views: 369

Re: HOW TO SKI W RAIN UNDER HEAVY SNOW?

opting to snowshoe then wait
by JeffOYB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your best explanation of XC skiing?
Replies: 11
Views: 1136

Re: Your best explanation of XC skiing?

"Skiing is like flying without wings. It's rhythm, gliding and payoff -- you're getting out more than you're putting in. And with XC you get all this up the hills, too, and everywhere there's snow. It's like dancing over the snow. Like ice-skating over the landscape."
by JeffOYB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HOW TO SKI W RAIN UNDER HEAVY SNOW?
Replies: 1
Views: 369

HOW TO SKI W RAIN UNDER HEAVY SNOW?

Is there ANY solution that let's us ski when it's: frozen dry ground < rain < 1" heavy snow < 4" light snow + 30degF. Whew! No matter what I do or what skis I use, the wet snow underneath freezes on my skis and clumps up. Can't ski. I tried spraying w silicone and that worked best for a co...
by JeffOYB
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Carbon boot weight?
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Carbon boot weight?

I guess there are more impt things in boots than weight. I'd think that especially w classic that lightweight is impt. It's a quick tempo sport. Oh, but I'm neglecting doublepoling! Ha. It might be that for half the classic races in the USA that striding is less than 25% of the race. OK, so forget i...
by JeffOYB
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your best explanation of XC skiing?
Replies: 11
Views: 1136

Re: Your best explanation of XC skiing?

I agree that only part of the US lives where there's snow. I don't know how many -- millions. Enough. Reliable or consistent is another question. I'd say if there's a dozen times where there's 1-3" on the ground is "snow country" and "ski country." It may well be unpredictab...
by JeffOYB
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Importance of the "right" Wax During Olympics!
Replies: 14
Views: 1206

Re: Importance of the "right" Wax During Olympics!

...Maybe more fair with skating only for future events, but then there are those skiers who are just much better at classic than skating so.. https://i.imgur.com/1udRRDj.gif Are you saying it might be easier to zero for waxing for skating? A bit confused. And am somewhat concerned there might be a ...
by JeffOYB
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your best explanation of XC skiing?
Replies: 11
Views: 1136

Your best explanation of XC skiing?

What's your best (quickest, shortest) explanation of XC skiing? ...That does the sport justice. Like on "Wait wait don't tell me" this weekend, the host said "I look at downhill skiing and ice skating and they make sense, they look fun. I look at xc skiing and it just looks so hard.&q...
by JeffOYB
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best way to take corners in tracks?
Replies: 1
Views: 372

Re: Best way to take corners in tracks?

in tracks i weight them equally.

I do what I do in biking: I lean to the inside and rotate my torso to the inside and push my hands to the inside of the corner. And I look to the exit of the corner.
by JeffOYB
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Database of course profiles? (compare hilliness)
Replies: 0
Views: 517

Database of course profiles? (compare hilliness)

Sangreen asked about this as regards the Birkie in the other thread, but i wonder about it in general, so i'm making it its own thing
by JeffOYB
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Birkie hills and hilly course profiles
Replies: 1
Views: 386

Re: Birkie hills and hilly course profiles

good point! i have no data, only a me too. i wonder what are harder courses. as i've said i prefer a course w very little DP. only briefly as a change-up. it seemed like the Oly course didn't have much DP. is there a ranked list of course profiles, elevation gain, etc., for WC and other famous cours...
by JeffOYB
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: American Birkie 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1868

Re: American Birkie 2018

Soft snow for "swimming" the skis in skating doesn't seem daunting to me -- if you have the right skis. But hearing about soft poling gives me the fear. Is there a "Birkie trick" for improving poling in the 'taters? Maybe a Birkie basket or a diff flex pole or longer length? Mayb...

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