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by JeffOYB
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: anyone watch Icarus?
Replies: 0
Views: 155

anyone watch Icarus?

like it?
by JeffOYB
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: IBU headquarters raided by police? whoa....
Replies: 0
Views: 155

IBU headquarters raided by police? whoa....

http://fasterskier.com/fsarticle/police ... y-general/

...relating to Russians

(anyone notice that the FS site is formatted badly -- it cuts off a little text on my laptop and a lot on my phone.)
by JeffOYB
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: How to promote rollerskiing?
Replies: 29
Views: 2098

Re: How to promote rollerskiing?

maybe one of the reasons the question of PR comes up is seeing all those sweet videos of European pro rollerski racing. They seem to be able to make a "thing" of it -- so why can't we? So it makes ppl think "If we just set it up right, maybe..." Our regional metro area had a crit...
by JeffOYB
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Technique: Why are skate poles longer?
Replies: 9
Views: 832

Re: Technique: Why are skate poles longer?

Classic poles are shorter because you can get the power of your shoulders over them easier while striding, and skate pole are longer to give better reach and a longer push, because you are essentially double poling while moving your legs, and when you double pole with skate poles you can push furth...
by JeffOYB
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Technique: Why are skate poles longer?
Replies: 9
Views: 832

Re: Technique: Why are skate poles longer?

Science isn't how the pole lengths were determined. It was by trial and error and how the different lengths feel. There have been trends, such as super long poles when skating was new that were reduced later. But those trends haven't been determined by science. Maybe they have been backed up by sci...
by JeffOYB
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: How to promote rollerskiing?
Replies: 29
Views: 2098

Re: How to promote rollerskiing?

(JT being an idiot as usual. Jeez.) I see course selection as being key to RS. I've done it for decades on a boring circuit w/o any fast traffic. I could easily see some pro as being smart and no bother. I think ppl are used to gearing up these days. Helmet knee elbow hip -- no big deal. I don't see...
by JeffOYB
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Start skate skiing?
Replies: 18
Views: 1147

Re: Start skate skiing?

Hi, this season I got more serious about xc skiing for fitness and to stay away from the ski resorts. I did a few short races (5k, 7.5k), and enjoyed it. I only ski classic, and my last race was apparently mixed technique, but i was the only classic skier. My question is... I'm planning on getting ...
by JeffOYB
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long distance racing, is it healthy? (article)
Replies: 16
Views: 1391

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

I finally read that Norwegian translation article link. Moderation... darn, maybe it is a thing to consider. Prolly everyone is different. They're looking at stats and tendencies, which is good, but some of this relates to markers individuals can check for, it seems. So, for whatever reason, if some...
by JeffOYB
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long distance racing, is it healthy? (article)
Replies: 16
Views: 1391

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: 633

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: 832

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: 1277

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: 832

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: 297

Any PROFIL stride boots w pivot cuff?

Any combi profil boots? Or pivot cuff tour boot like alpina T30?

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