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by JeffOYB
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long distance racing, is it healthy? (article)
Replies: 16
Views: 2231

Re: Long distance racing, is it healthy? (article)

Good luck, Jay! ...I bet you'll recover fast and be back to fun soon.

Maybe the look of it will change a bit, who knows, but I bet it'll still be rewarding.
by JeffOYB
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any new XC trails or XC ski areas?
Replies: 5
Views: 1014

Re: Any new XC trails or XC ski areas?

Hardwick looks good -- trails designed by Morton. Very low key website and Facebook. Skiing is hardly apparent on the website but the FB had grooming updates this winter. No user pics. I wonder what the demographic is... Hartland has been trails since the 70's, used by HS skiers, more recently bette...
by JeffOYB
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Technique: Why are skate poles longer?
Replies: 9
Views: 1489

Re: Technique: Why are skate poles longer?

Jeff, this is kind of weird. I know you ski. Can't you feel the need for the difference yourself? What pole lengths do you use and how tall are you? How do those poles feel to you while doing classic and skate? Science. Of course I ski. I'm wondering WHY. I rarely fool around w strictly DP in class...
by JeffOYB
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Elite racers and their gear
Replies: 19
Views: 2366

Re: Elite racers and their gear

Let's also apply to classic! What's the tallest heaviest on?
by JeffOYB
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Technique: Why are skate poles longer?
Replies: 9
Views: 1489

Re: Technique: Why are skate poles longer?

Magnus Johansson wrote:
JeffOYB wrote:The "lower" offside pole in V1 does plant farther back and to the side but the offside hand is also lower.

The lower hand is a result of the pole plant further away from the body.


So why is skate longer?
by JeffOYB
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Any PROFIL stride boots w pivot cuff?
Replies: 1
Views: 545

Any PROFIL stride boots w pivot cuff?

Any combi profil boots? Or pivot cuff tour boot like alpina T30?
by JeffOYB
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: FORCED striding in classic events?
Replies: 13
Views: 1454

Re: FORCED striding in classic events?

so they label "kick doublepole" as "doublepoling"?
by JeffOYB
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long distance racing, is it healthy? (article)
Replies: 16
Views: 2231

Re: Long distance racing, is it healthy? (article)

That's how it started for me, probably 15 years ago. I'd ride all summer (maybe 3000 miles) and not race. I'd hit Aug and do intervals once or twice a week, and then in Sep, I'd do a 40 mile mt bike race and kill myself...with cramps starting at about 28 miles. But Jay this sounds like a gradual bu...
by JeffOYB
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Technique: Does V1 have more leg action than Striding?
Replies: 0
Views: 828

Technique: Does V1 have more leg action than Striding?

Are the legs in V1 skating supposed to be more deeply flexing than in classic striding? My impression of V1 skating is that the body mass should be focused over the ski in terms of the force vector if not vertically positioned over the ski. And that the knee should flex and the leg "kicks"...
by JeffOYB
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Technique: Why are skate poles longer?
Replies: 9
Views: 1489

Technique: Why are skate poles longer?

I'm thinking two reasons. #1: I suppose that dblpoling by itself works good with longer poles than when you have to include singlesticking in the mix. (Why does striding require a shorter pole? Because you're not standing up as high when you plant? Because it doesn't have as much torso compression o...
by JeffOYB
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: FORCED striding in classic events?
Replies: 13
Views: 1454

Re: FORCED striding in classic events?

Should also point out that the sections aren't striding only, they are no double poling . kick doublepoling also not allowed in those zones, right? Yes of course. They just call it no-double poling zones, but there are no other styles than striding anyway. OK that was confusing. There are at least ...
by JeffOYB
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your best explanation of XC skiing?
Replies: 11
Views: 1466

Re: Your best explanation of XC skiing?

So here in Loudoun Co. Virginia we avg. 22 inches per season. Some seasons we'll get 50-70 inches. But since the snow cover is so inconsistent, when we do get snow, none (zero) of the parks have grooming equipment so we're left plowing our own paths with B/C skis. In nearby places across the Blue R...
by JeffOYB
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your best explanation of XC skiing?
Replies: 11
Views: 1466

Re: Your best explanation of XC skiing?

I think XC skiing is foreign to most Americans because what percentage of Americans live in an area when you have 60-days (just 2-months) of consistent snow cover. Probably less than 2%. How many are within 1-hour drive? Maybe 5%. This is why introducing rollerskiing as a gateway to on snow XC skii...
by JeffOYB
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any new XC trails or XC ski areas?
Replies: 5
Views: 1014

Any new XC trails or XC ski areas?

Anyone know of any new XC trails or XC ski areas that have opened in recent years?

I don't mean just a new connector within a trail system. But a new trail somewhere that didn't have one. Well, maybe if an XC ski area has expanded in a noticeable way, that wd be neat to know.
by JeffOYB
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: FORCED striding in classic events?
Replies: 13
Views: 1454

Re: FORCED striding in classic events?

Neuro wrote:Should also point out that the sections aren't striding only, they are no double poling.


kick doublepoling also not allowed in those zones, right?

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