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by Neuro
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: World Cup 2018/2019
Replies: 19
Views: 810

World Cup 2018/2019

What do you think of the season so far? Youngsters Klæbo dominating the sprints for men and Nilsson the womens, but no clear leaders in long distance although the Russians are quite strong in the mens (especially classic).
by Neuro
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter season 18/19
Replies: 37
Views: 2156

Re: Winter season 18/19

Finally enough snow to get out on my good skis. Was lovely. https://i.imgur.com/eCznXTG.gif Of course everyone had the same idea so quite crowded trails with a hairy moment when a bunch had blocked a descent in the process of taking off their skis and whatnot. Wanted to plow early as I knew it would...
by Neuro
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: physics of skiing ...compare skate to classic
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: physics of skiing ...compare skate to classic

Indeed. The reduced drag being on one ski helps a lot too.
by Neuro
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: classic faster than skate for some climbing?
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Re: classic faster than skate for some climbing?

TooHeavy wrote:Always found classic was faster up steep hills if waxed perfect and the track is good. Grade just prior to having to herring bone.

My experience too.
by Neuro
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: steep waddle-oriented last stage?
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: steep waddle-oriented last stage?

Tour de Ski last hill you mean? Yeah it's not pretty, but satisfying to see pro skiers struggling like myself.. :D
by Neuro
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: last stage gaps in TdS?
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Re: last stage gaps in TdS?

Yeah people can catch over a minute up there
by Neuro
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: wow so many Russians at front!
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: wow so many Russians at front!

This is how it's always been. Russia (well Soviet union, same thing) always been right up there. Reeling after the doping allegations, but bouncing nicely back now. Oil oligarchs (LukeOil) sponsoring the world cup team, and government programs at lower level. Lots of coaches, main one is German (Cra...
by Neuro
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter season 18/19
Replies: 37
Views: 2156

Re: Winter season 18/19

Very nice. Now I got the itch.. 8)
by Neuro
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: Lake Placid, NY 3 XC ski areas
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: Lake Placid, NY 3 XC ski areas

Curious to know what the trail fees are like there.
by Neuro
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Stadium Biathlon
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: Stadium Biathlon

Almost 50 000 people for an indoor sporting event is crazy on any scale, but biathlon is simply one of the most popular sports in Germany, almost on par with Formula 1 as the second biggest after football I believe. But it's the same in other countries. TV viewing figures are very impressive all ove...
by Neuro
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: World's most eager skier?
Replies: 20
Views: 3393

Re: World's most eager skier?

Tom's season started October with some trips higher up, but now that this pond closer to Oslo froze over and got some snow mid-November, he did the 650 meter loop around it 30 times for a 25 km 'trip'. Since then there are normal tracks open for 'stone skis' so that's what he's doing now. https://ww...
by Neuro
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold winter this time?
Replies: 48
Views: 5303

Re: Cold winter this time?

Yes still nothing after the first fall, and without 'stone skis' haven't dared to venture out yet although there are tracks open. I used a whole a Sunday this fall to clear a track of the worst stones so that I wouldn't need much snow, but I think this layer of 20-25 cm is just bit too thin with so ...
by Neuro
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello to everyone!
Replies: 3
Views: 830

Re: Hello to everyone!

Welcome. 8) Were are you at? Do you have groomed trails close by?
by Neuro
Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Pole length
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: Pole length

Cutting yourself is not that big of a deal either. Just put the handles in a pot of boiling water for a couple of minutes to melt the glue and they should pull off easily. Then cut to desired length with a metal saw, and melt some hot glue to smear around the top and push the handles back. (I use ho...

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