Innovations in today's rollerskis?

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Innovations in today's rollerskis?

Post by JeffOYB » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:41 pm

Are there awesome rollerskis out there today?

What are the traits ppl are looking for?

I'd think

#1: feels like snow.

#2: cushy and smooth on a variety of pavement surfaces

#3: doesn't crash you when you hit a pebble

...I got the Jenex V2 125's when he first made them. I've enjoyed them all along. But he's outta biz, right? Any other new skis roll smooth and safe like these? Maybe new skis have this figured out. It looks like some have bigger wheels, for one thing.

How about say what's hot in skate and in classic.
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Re: Innovations in today's rollerskis?

Post by Neuro » Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:53 am

For skating, I suppose to feel like ski on snow it must mean the ski washes out a bit at the push-off, but most rollerski doesn't do that. They must also be light.

From the skis I've looked at, the Quionne carbon fibre ski with hinged forks seems to be the closest to achieving that, but really just guessing as I haven't tried them.

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They should also have good damping.

As for the last criteria, that might require inflatable wheels if the softest PU wheels don't absorb well enough. If you could find some small inflatables (Skike?) to fit the Quionne, that would probably be the best.

As for other innovations, the latest brake type is attached to the shoe, like Fischer and Skike are making. This will help with the balance of the ski and keep the weight of the ski down, and there's no rubbing as happens when the arm is attached to the ski:

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Re: Innovations in today's rollerskis?

Post by Edgold73 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:51 am

Anyone have any knowledge or information about ComfortSkateS? Seem novel and maybe an good intro for a beginner?

https://comfortskates.com/en/rollerski/

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Re: Innovations in today's rollerskis?

Post by Neuro » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:53 am

Very interesting with 3-wheel skating, but judging from the video it's not really natural skating. Looks very stilted.

The spring damping is a very good idea although is the same as Rundle' Flex but with rubber. What's nice here is that one can more easily adjust it.

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Post by dcpattie » Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:22 pm

Dave in Nordic Virginia

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Re: Innovations in today's rollerskis?

Post by Magnus Johansson » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:56 pm

JeffOYB wrote:Are there awesome rollerskis out there today?
Well, what do you think of these, Jeff?: https://rollerskis.wordpress.com/2017/0 ... ototype-3/

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Re: Innovations in today's rollerskis?

Post by JeffOYB » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:36 am

what are the skis that are well known to be good on chipseal -- nonsmooth pavement?
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Re: Innovations in today's rollerskis?

Post by Magnus Johansson » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:20 am

JeffOYB wrote:what are the skis that are well known to be good on chipseal -- nonsmooth pavement?
Roller skis with pneumatic tires and vibration absorbing shafts.

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Re: Innovations in today's rollerskis?

Post by trotro » Fri May 03, 2019 1:41 am

Rollerskis with wireless disk brakes?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvxDG3xmISY

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Re: Innovations in today's rollerskis?

Post by Neuro » Sat May 04, 2019 12:22 pm

Looks very neat as all other brakes are not good when it's wet out, but these will only work on their own skis and they might be heavy, not sure.

A shop not far will let people try them out, so hopefully I can do that this season.

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