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by Neuro
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: World Cup 2018/2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1204

Re: World Cup 2018/2019

A surprising fade by Niskanen, but they said he had very bad skis this time. Top four spots to Russians has to hurt Norwegian pride I would think. Johaug should reclaim some of that tomorrow. Jeff Yeah Johaug winning a hilly mass start race is probably the surest bet in sports right now, but a Russi...
by Neuro
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: World Cup 2018/2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1204

Re: World Cup 2018/2019

Got to hand it to Alexander Bolshunov who today became the youngest Holmenkollen 50 km winner at only 22, and has already gotten Olympic and World Championship medals. He completed all races in the recent World Champs which is quite a feat in itself, and now he's leading the World Cup as well. Unlik...
by Neuro
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: US Biathlon Article in Seattle Times
Replies: 6
Views: 424

Re: US Biathlon Article in Seattle Times

Yeah that was confusing, but pretty sure the structure is set by stone grinding. Glide is so important. Norwegian athletes will actually say that the skis did the race for them and you can see the difference in some races is large. The US team really had things on a roll there with Lowell Bailey sea...
by Neuro
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how sweet is carbon?
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Re: how sweet is carbon?

The carbon part of skate boots is rock solid. The alternative plastic is almost a joke the way they flex. And the stiffness really helps, especially for beginners.
by Neuro
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Video of the trickiest most intense race course?
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Video of the trickiest most intense race course?

Tour de Ski Oberstdorf last year was quite something:

by Neuro
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Montana
Replies: 3
Views: 546

Re: Hello from Montana

Welcome 8)
by Neuro
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter season 18/19
Replies: 40
Views: 2755

Re: Winter season 18/19

Tracks were melting and it looked like the end of the season, but then it bucketed down and now it's full winter again with top tracks, so nice. Tomorrow is the start of Holmenkollen World Cup race and before my run I stood by the track and could see all the stars practicing, real close up. Bolshuno...
by Neuro
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doping scandal in World Championships Seefeld
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: Doping scandal in World Championships Seefeld

Seems they all have the same coach, Estonian Matti Alaver. He used to be coach of Estonian Andrus Veerpalu (Olympic gold medalist, 6 World Cup wins) who was caught doping. (I was always suspicious of him, suddenly finding form for big events) Veerpalu's son Andreas is one of the Estonians caught now...
by Neuro
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: there are technique zones in Seefeld?
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: there are technique zones in Seefeld?

Not sure, didn't hear of anything. Maybe the courses are set good enough. Looks like it.
by Neuro
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doping scandal in World Championships Seefeld
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Doping scandal in World Championships Seefeld

The merited Aleksej Poltoranin from Kazakhstan (2 WC medals and 3 World Cup wins) has been arrested together with the 2 Austrians Dominik Baldauf and Max Hauke and some athletes from Estonia. They have all admitted to doping and one was unbelievably caught in the act. Supposedly there is a doping la...
by Neuro
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: IDENTICAL SKI SET UP
Replies: 1
Views: 166

Re: IDENTICAL SKI SET UP

Never heard of that, but it's more or less the norm in rollerskiing where everyone is issued a pair by the organizer.
by Neuro
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter season 18/19
Replies: 40
Views: 2755

Re: Winter season 18/19

22C in February is crazy. :o

Was out today and rivers opening in the woods. Slushy tracks but still Ok.

The air is as good as gets though. Nothing like the first thaw smell of trees and still fresh snow.
by Neuro
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Turnamic bindings opening during World Champ race!
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Turnamic bindings opening during World Champ race!

Seems this binding design could cost you medals as evident in the World Champ team sprint today when Croatian skier Marko Skender lost BOTH skis at the same time in a bizarre incident when someone skied across his Turnamic binding lock handles, opening them. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZyEo_XjXWU
by Neuro
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nordic spoof and training videos...
Replies: 12
Views: 2998

Re: Nordic spoof and training videos...

This video just released is causing quite a controversy, and just before the World Championships too. It's Swede Calle Halfvarsson and Robin Bryntesson having it at Norway. It's made by a funny guy at Norwegian TV as a response to the rivalry with Sweden which Petter Northug put a sting into with hi...

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