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by JeffOYB
Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New issue Silent Sports: essay comparing Downhill & XC
Replies: 6
Views: 2021

Yeah, maybe the stealth route is a better way to go. Still, I like seeing the little indie outdoor businesses stay afloat. And I can't help but hate ignorance. Of course, if the dumb people go away or stay indoors that just leaves more room for me. But... I only found the Woods because I read some g...
by JeffOYB
Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New issue Silent Sports: essay comparing Downhill & XC
Replies: 6
Views: 2021

Hey, it's a free for all here! I don't sense that there's any barrier to anyone just chiming in. So welcome and join the gang! I hear what you're saying about the "few people" and "no crowds" benefits of XC. What I think is neat is that even at the biggest and most popular XC res...
by JeffOYB
Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New techniques in Classic *racing* as well as touring?!
Replies: 25
Views: 4884

I've tried all these new moves now -- with skating poles, too. They're really amazing! I note that the KDP is a move for fast tracks -- where you have enough spare time to let both legs glide at the same time. The traditional two-leg glide moves are the KDP and DP -- and when you DP with both feet t...
by JeffOYB
Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New OYB YouTube showing "New Old" Ski Moves...
Replies: 9
Views: 2048

Yes, you're right! So you call BOTH the DD and the 2KDP by the same name? See, I think we need to organize these casual homestyle ski moves. Well, that's what I'm doing anyway. Also, one of my big points is that these natural ways of skiing are called WRONG by every teacher and are NOT shown in any ...
by JeffOYB
Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New OYB YouTube showing "New Old" Ski Moves...
Replies: 9
Views: 2048

New OYB YouTube showing "New Old" Ski Moves...

...Kinda.

It's a lame quicky video but since there's nothing else like it out there I thought I'd put it up. I'll try to make a better one pronto.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKoe6uKTz9w
by JeffOYB
Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New issue Silent Sports: essay comparing Downhill & XC
Replies: 6
Views: 2021

New issue Silent Sports: essay comparing Downhill & XC

Mar Parman wrote a nice essay in the new SS. I, too, like ruminating about the perceptions about the various kinds of skiing. It's posted at the http://SilentSports.net website. I added the following Comment to it... Hope it's not too wordy (but it is...) (Mark wrote that people generally think of D...
by JeffOYB
Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did you ski today?
Replies: 154
Views: 24004

We have low snow around Mid-Michigan so we've been skiing the frozen lakes and swamps. Works! And it lets us get in more "big sky" skiing than we usually get. Usually for the first month of deep-snow trail skiing our local fun swamp isn't frozen right--it's in slushy layers--yuck. But afte...
by JeffOYB
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: For Sale / Trade
Topic: WTB: Classic racing boots, NNN, newish, 43, 44
Replies: 0
Views: 1869

WTB: Classic racing boots, NNN, newish, 43, 44

Looking for some.

Partial to lowkey graphics.

Can you measure the boot liner width, length?

Thanks, JP
by JeffOYB
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Article in the mainstream press about ski marathon races
Replies: 15
Views: 3644

Yeah, when someone reads about a blistering marathon 50km in 2.5 hrs what image comes up? Pretty much nothing. Kinda slow? A bit faster than a running race for 31 miles? Maybe it would help if they would always mention "superhilly" and "30mph downhills"? Except that people think ...
by JeffOYB
Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:33 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Article in the mainstream press about ski marathon races
Replies: 15
Views: 3644

Thanks for the post. I'd like to see more attempts in these kinds of stories to include the beauty and heritage of the scenery and trails. As well as the thrill of the challenges of the course. There was one mention of "terrain." And one mention of fast skiers "breezing by" slowe...
by JeffOYB
Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New techniques in Classic *racing* as well as touring?!
Replies: 25
Views: 4884

Tundra: Anchorage is pretty unique for its XC! Most snowy places get understandably less snow in their dumps. We get a few inches on top of a base and someone goes out and skis a lap around a trail then an hour later someone else comes along and skis another lap. And pretty soon we have a dandy trai...
by JeffOYB
Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have you seen Australia's *5* phases of Diagonaling?
Replies: 1
Views: 975

Have you seen Australia's *5* phases of Diagonaling?

It's sometimes hard to follow but it likely fits in with some of my Alternative Classic ideas. It also has 3 kinds of DP, including what I all the "2KDP." http://ski.itrundle.com/techniques/classic.html (Someone put me onto this site earlier in the season when I was asking about such thing...
by JeffOYB
Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Snowpeful!
Replies: 0
Views: 940

Snowpeful!

That's me!


(Pal RadNord just emailed me the new word!)
by JeffOYB
Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New techniques in Classic *racing* as well as touring?!
Replies: 25
Views: 4884

I never hinted at a "shuffle." [ADDED NOTE: The shuffle is the usual backcountry technique for deep, unbroken trail, usually loaded. The Delayed Diagonal is halfway between that and Flatland Diagonal -- it's for lighter loads and skier-tracked trails -- stable, upright yet still has decent...
by JeffOYB
Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New techniques in Classic *racing* as well as touring?!
Replies: 25
Views: 4884

Ken, it doesn't seem like it's just higher frequency KDP -- they're kicking TWICE per DP, where KDP kicks once, so it's a different move. But you're right that it is more upright. The Cat 1A seems like maybe the same frequency as KDP. The Cat 1 DOES seem like it's higher frequency...plus with an ext...

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