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by JeffOYB
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: FORCED striding in classic events?
Replies: 13
Views: 1158

Re: FORCED striding in classic events?

Neuro wrote:Should also point out that the sections aren't striding only, they are no double poling.


kick doublepoling also not allowed in those zones, right?
by JeffOYB
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: FORCED striding in classic events?
Replies: 13
Views: 1158

Re: FORCED striding in classic events?

Vegard Ulvang (skier 85-95) who has worked for FIS for a long time says the double poling 'problem' is practically solved with these measures. ... But there's no way double poling up a hill can ever be faster than striding on waxed skis. To me the easiest best fix is to make the courses harder, mor...
by JeffOYB
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: FORCED striding in classic events?
Replies: 13
Views: 1158

FORCED striding in classic events?

I didn't realize that striding was forced by the new rules in some classic events. Is it just the sprint? There is a striding zone. I thought the special zones were where no skating could be used or where some skate steps could be used around a bend. I thought that DP was being used on entire course...
by JeffOYB
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Carbon boot weight?
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Re: Carbon boot weight?

Gignoux. ...cool! ...Genau! So they make a skating boot -- stiff sole. I'd probably be OK w a rollerski boot for warmer-temp weather classic ski racing. My old Rossi boots have that minimalist look -- most race boots did back then. low, under ankle bone. no zip-over. I suppose the mesh would be a bi...
by JeffOYB
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your best explanation of XC skiing?
Replies: 11
Views: 1027

Re: Your best explanation of XC skiing?

yeah sculling. ...glide rhythm payoff seems likely behind the "flow feel" of quite a few sports. speed skating ... figure skating too ...rollerskating. we shd be using this universal appeal to sell outdoor sports to everybody. the distinctions b/w the sports shd be specific and w/o bias or...
by JeffOYB
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Importance of the "right" Wax During Olympics!
Replies: 14
Views: 1135

Re: Importance of the "right" Wax During Olympics!

every other year for Olys? i thought they did that for the events themselves and that they are always a mix in each Oly. ....so that the grand finale 50k is classic on time then skate the next. but overall the Oly events are 50-50 per year. too bad about FIS dropping classic sprints. -- they look go...
by JeffOYB
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: what's good for anti-icing? Teflon?
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Re: what's good for anti-icing? Teflon?

cool
by JeffOYB
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Carbon boot weight?
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Re: Carbon boot weight?

bike shoes are nuts for weight, incl mtbiking. ...i recall one pair 189 grams. they're also nuts for price. it just doesn't matter at the top shelf. but in biking the tech trickles down nicely. ...i can't even find a weight for the Alpina ECK Summer Roller Ski boots. can't find weight. hmmm. (remind...
by JeffOYB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: what's good for anti-icing? Teflon?
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Re: what's good for anti-icing? Teflon?

I see places like Target have "Anti Ice & Snow Teflon Fluoro Spray" for about $5 ... !!!
by JeffOYB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: what's good for anti-icing? Teflon?
Replies: 4
Views: 615

what's good for anti-icing? Teflon?

any spray or treatment good for anti-icing?

can we apply it over glide wax and kick wax? or is it just for nowax?

Teflon? how does it compare to silicone?

ideally i want something cheap
by JeffOYB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Olympics Women's Team Sprint - final meters
Replies: 10
Views: 1035

Re: Olympics Women's Team Sprint - final meters

i thot the Team gold represented their style very well.

different from a relay in that only 2 skiers went back'n'forth. a true team effort. not so common in XC but it really seems part of today's women's team culture. there's chemistry.
by JeffOYB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HOW TO SKI W RAIN UNDER HEAVY SNOW?
Replies: 1
Views: 321

Re: HOW TO SKI W RAIN UNDER HEAVY SNOW?

opting to snowshoe then wait
by JeffOYB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your best explanation of XC skiing?
Replies: 11
Views: 1027

Re: Your best explanation of XC skiing?

"Skiing is like flying without wings. It's rhythm, gliding and payoff -- you're getting out more than you're putting in. And with XC you get all this up the hills, too, and everywhere there's snow. It's like dancing over the snow. Like ice-skating over the landscape."
by JeffOYB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HOW TO SKI W RAIN UNDER HEAVY SNOW?
Replies: 1
Views: 321

HOW TO SKI W RAIN UNDER HEAVY SNOW?

Is there ANY solution that let's us ski when it's: frozen dry ground < rain < 1" heavy snow < 4" light snow + 30degF. Whew! No matter what I do or what skis I use, the wet snow underneath freezes on my skis and clumps up. Can't ski. I tried spraying w silicone and that worked best for a co...

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