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by Magnus Johansson
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Fun w new skis!
Replies: 13
Views: 618

Re: Fun w new skis!

They have new Rotte R4 bindings, screwed in. The bumpers are so stiff my toes were sore at the end. I compared to my old 1990 ski binders and the old ones flex easier. I hope these are skate bumpers and that I can find SOFTER ones. I googled and see that they're all black so color won't help. Can y...
by Magnus Johansson
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Incredible race by Simen Hegstad Krüger
Replies: 15
Views: 871

Re: Incredible race by Simen Hegstad Krüger

He made no such claim. All he did was to make a polite request, to avoid posting spoilers if you can , with which any reasonable person would have been happy to agree. If he had made such a claim my question would have been: Why do you think you own this forum? The reasonable thing to do would have...
by Magnus Johansson
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: XCSkiForum
Topic: Have I been blocked?
Replies: 8
Views: 1545

Re: Have I been blocked?

rmattson wrote:I haven't had a chance to contact them and with the way you talk around here I have little interest in doing so.

I don't want you to talk to them; I want to contact them myself. Don't you like the truth to be told?
by Magnus Johansson
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Spoiler Alert! Women's Skiathlon
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Re: Spoiler Alert! Women's Skiathlon

Prediction: She'll win the 10K pursuit and anchor the team for a gold...3 golds for Kalla! The 10 km freestyle with individual start is Kalla's favorite event and it does look very promising right now. The anchor leg for Sweden will be skied by Nilsson; Kalla will most likely ski the second leg, an...
by Magnus Johansson
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Incredible race by Simen Hegstad Krüger
Replies: 15
Views: 871

Re: Incredible race by Simen Hegstad Krüger

zzzz wrote:This forum is so dead,

No, that is not the case, but the interest for the race in question is apparently very little.
by Magnus Johansson
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Incredible race by Simen Hegstad Krüger
Replies: 15
Views: 871

Re: Incredible race by Simen Hegstad Krüger

I make a thread about no spoilers ... Do you think you own this forum? He made no such claim. All he did was to make a polite request, to avoid posting spoilers if you can , with which any reasonable person would have been happy to agree. If he had made such a claim my question would have been: Why...
by Magnus Johansson
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Incredible race by Simen Hegstad Krüger
Replies: 15
Views: 871

Re: Incredible race by Simen Hegstad Krüger

Neuro wrote:I make a thread about no spoilers for Olympics (anyway common and polite on forums to warn about spoilers in titles) and then you promptly make a thread and put the winners name in the title?

Do you think you own this forum?
by Magnus Johansson
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Incredible race by Simen Hegstad Krüger
Replies: 15
Views: 871

Incredible race by Simen Hegstad Krüger

The Norwegian skier Simen Hegstad Krüger did a remarkable race when he today won Olympic gold in the 30 km skiathlon event. He crashed early in the race and broke a pole, was 40 seconds behind the leading group but then with one lap to go and with a tremendous burst of energy just left his competito...
by Magnus Johansson
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Swedish blood doping 2001-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: Swedish blood doping 2001-2010

I have now come to know that Per Andersson together with FIS' doping expert Rasmus Damsgaard and Bo Berglund of the Swedish Olympic Committee already on 7 February wrote an open letter in which they deny the information about doped Swedish skiers brought forward by Swedish Television's Uppdrag Grans...
by Magnus Johansson
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: XCSkiForum
Topic: Have I been blocked?
Replies: 8
Views: 1545

Re: Have I been blocked?

There have been no changes on this end. If you want to send me your IP and a ping result to the domain plus maybe a tracert to the IP of the domain I can send it along to the host and see if your IP or network is blocked for some reason. I am still unable to visit this forum directly. I would like ...
by Magnus Johansson
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do we still need tracks?
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: Do we still need tracks?

JeffOYB wrote:Why were tracks invented?

I don't think they were invented. They were just the result of classic cross-country skiing.

JeffOYB wrote:Are tracks still needed?

Yes, for guiding the skis and keeping them parallel. If there are no tracks and the surface is compact enough, the skating technique is more natural.
by Magnus Johansson
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Swedish blood doping 2001-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: Swedish blood doping 2001-2010

Swedish national cross-country team doctor Per Andersson is interveiwed at https://www.svt.se/sport/pyeongchang-2018/skidforbundet-overvager-undersoka-utpekad-akares-varden/ where the following (here in my English translation) can be read about the suspected Swedish blood doping: "Per Andersson...
by Magnus Johansson
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Visma Ski Classics: Toblach-Cortina
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: Visma Ski Classics: Toblach-Cortina

dcpattie wrote:Question: what makes a good gliding ski during double poling...would you want more or less camber in the ski?

Jenny Beckman of Gear West explains what a double poling ski is about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8KUvycsV8Y
by Magnus Johansson
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Russian doping? -- (try again, on topic)
Replies: 66
Views: 3261

Re: Russian doping? -- (try again, on topic)

I have started a separate topic -- Swedish blood doping 2001-2010 -- in this forum about these blood doping accusations which seem almost as interesting as the McLaren report and the Russian doping at Sochi 2014.
by Magnus Johansson
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Swedish blood doping 2001-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Swedish blood doping 2001-2010

Swedish Television has aired a program in its series "Uppdrag granskning" ("Mission Scrutiny") where it is said that two Swedish skiers during 2001-2010 are among the many skiers from various nations that have had blood test results which indicate blood doping. Here is an article...

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