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Forum: Nordic Skiing April 11th 09, 08:28 PM Posted to rec.skiing.nordic
Replies: 11
Views: 1,825
Composite Shafts Versus Aluminum

On Sat, 11 Apr 2009 05:06:38 -0700 (PDT), john
wrote:


How come nobody much uses the usenet groups any more? Where did
everyone go, something like facebook? This used to...
Forum: Nordic Skiing March 26th 09, 08:09 PM Posted to rec.skiing.nordic
Replies: 21
Views: 2,777
Usual wax pocket theory seems wrong...

On Thu, 26 Mar 2009 13:41:01 -0700 (PDT), jeff potter
wrote:

Yeah, I wish I had a ski budget and a shop that had a wide range of
flexes in a wide range of skis that I...
Forum: Nordic Skiing March 26th 09, 04:47 PM Posted to rec.skiing.nordic
Replies: 21
Views: 2,777
Usual wax pocket theory seems wrong...

Jeff,

How many pairs of skis do you have? It seems you're constantly having
problems with your skis.

I think that you should contact a very high end dealer in skis -- say
something like Boulder...
Forum: Nordic Skiing March 23rd 09, 04:00 PM Posted to rec.skiing.nordic
Replies: 6
Views: 1,217
Hoffman's High Hemologin Values

On Mon, 23 Mar 2009 08:49:37 -0700 (PDT), ADK Skier
wrote:

Does any of our Scandinavian friends know about Christian Hoffman
being recently banned from racing for 14 days...
Forum: Nordic Skiing March 21st 09, 10:09 PM Posted to rec.skiing.nordic
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Casual nowax skiing technique? Sand away some grip-zone?

On Sat, 21 Mar 2009 15:58:12 -0700 (PDT), wrote:



Zach Caldwell has helped people reduce the grip zone on skis like
Fischer's racing crowns.

Did Zack grind the...
Forum: Nordic Skiing March 20th 09, 11:13 PM Posted to rec.skiing.nordic
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Casual nowax skiing technique? Sand away some grip-zone?

On Fri, 20 Mar 2009 15:11:54 -0700 (PDT), jeff potter
wrote:

PS: I just paper-tested my nice nowax recreational skis. Fischer
Aircore Touring, 1990's. They seem to...
Forum: Nordic Skiing March 17th 09, 09:09 PM Posted to rec.skiing.nordic
Replies: 4
Views: 1,434
Battery powered XC skis with air suction for traction?

On Tue, 17 Mar 2009 08:57:39 -0700, SMS
wrote:

On Sunday on Glacier Point Road in Yosemite, there was a guy skiing
along and his skis were making strange noises. It...
Forum: Nordic Skiing March 16th 09, 01:26 PM Posted to rec.skiing.nordic
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Fuzzing up your old skates

On Mon, 16 Mar 2009 07:11:57 -0700 (PDT), jeff potter
wrote:

I remember way back in 1987, skating equipment was well under way,
with short skis, single cambers, tall...
Forum: Nordic Skiing March 15th 09, 01:56 AM Posted to rec.skiing.nordic
Replies: 2
Views: 1,091
The NY BREIA Trails-Out Of This World!

On Sat, 14 Mar 2009 15:17:59 -0700 (PDT), ADK Skier
wrote:

BREIA Trails


Wow - that looks great

http://www.breiax-countryski.org
Forum: Nordic Skiing March 8th 09, 08:27 PM Posted to rec.skiing.nordic
Replies: 5
Views: 1,041
looking for a matching Exel Avanti pole

On Sun, 8 Mar 2009 14:10:34 -0700 (PDT),
wrote:

On Mar 8, 2:05*am, John Forrest Tomlinson
wrote:
On Sat, 7 Mar 2009 21:46:31 -0800 (PST),...
Forum: Nordic Skiing March 8th 09, 08:38 AM Posted to rec.skiing.nordic
Replies: 18
Views: 3,885
Can I get fishscale metal edge skis to glide?

On Sat, 7 Mar 2009 21:39:12 -0800 (PST), "
wrote:

Which parameter that differentiates a bc ski from a racing ski slows
it down the most?
The...
Forum: Nordic Skiing March 8th 09, 08:05 AM Posted to rec.skiing.nordic
Replies: 5
Views: 1,041
looking for a matching Exel Avanti pole

On Sat, 7 Mar 2009 21:46:31 -0800 (PST), "
wrote:

Just broke a 2001 edition 167.5 Exel Avanti pole. The pole did not die
in dignity: I stepped on...
Forum: Nordic Skiing March 5th 09, 11:47 AM Posted to rec.skiing.nordic
Replies: 0
Views: 459
Swix cork and PC grips

Is there a difference in how far the shaft goes into each of these
grips? If so, does anyone know which required deeper insertion?

Also, is there a difference in weight between these grips?
Forum: Nordic Skiing March 4th 09, 11:39 AM Posted to rec.skiing.nordic
Replies: 10
Views: 1,486
Salomon over NIS plates Kick zone lengths

On Tue, 3 Mar 2009 22:38:12 -0800 (PST), wrote:

The NIS skis do weigh a couple of grams less than flat skis.

Good info.

I don't know about the differences in kicking ability...
Forum: Nordic Skiing March 3rd 09, 09:10 AM Posted to rec.skiing.nordic
Replies: 9
Views: 1,820
Outdoor Glide Waxing

On Mon, 2 Mar 2009 19:03:42 -0800 (PST),
wrote:

I would google smth like fluoro wax smoke safety, and would try to
look at scientific studies/measurements rather than...
Forum: Nordic Skiing March 3rd 09, 09:00 AM Posted to rec.skiing.nordic
Replies: 9
Views: 1,820
Outdoor Glide Waxing

On Mon, 2 Mar 2009 19:03:42 -0800 (PST),
wrote:

"moderate indoor airflow" is not a quantitative statement. I bet if
you ask Swix/Toko they have recommendations for their...
Forum: Nordic Skiing March 3rd 09, 01:39 AM Posted to rec.skiing.nordic
Replies: 1
Views: 706
US women's national team progression

http://www.teamtoday.org/Stories/tabid/391/ctl/Details/mid/763/ItemID/1301/Default.aspx
Forum: Nordic Skiing March 3rd 09, 01:07 AM Posted to rec.skiing.nordic
Replies: 9
Views: 1,820
Outdoor Glide Waxing

On Mon, 2 Mar 2009 17:40:22 -0800 (PST),
wrote:


I would also worry about the fluoro dust generated by the brushing and
the fluoro fumes which are not good for the air your...
Forum: Nordic Skiing March 3rd 09, 12:18 AM Posted to rec.skiing.nordic
Replies: 9
Views: 1,820
Outdoor Glide Waxing

On Mon, 2 Mar 2009 15:56:30 -0800 (PST), wrote:

The only waxing setup I have in my current home is outside in a
screened in porch. I just scraped of LF7 and it sort of peeled...
Forum: Nordic Skiing March 1st 09, 11:32 AM Posted to rec.skiing.nordic
Replies: 8
Views: 1,510
On "green grooming"

On Sat, 28 Feb 2009 23:13:12 -0800 (PST), "
wrote:

I thought for a second that there could be
some hypocrisy in the nordic skiers' being close to...
Forum: Nordic Skiing February 28th 09, 09:34 PM Posted to rec.skiing.nordic
Replies: 13
Views: 2,022
40 Ski Marathons?

On Sat, 28 Feb 2009 14:09:35 -0800 (PST), wrote:

On Feb 27, 11:25*am, ADK Skier wrote:

Hey guys you haven't done the Lake Placid Loppet! *More total...
Forum: Nordic Skiing February 28th 09, 11:20 AM Posted to rec.skiing.nordic
Replies: 10
Views: 1,486
Salomon over NIS plates Kick zone lengths

On Fri, 27 Feb 2009 21:04:32 -0700, wrote:

The other issue is that those plates
weigh roughly 75g each, which seen from the standpoint of distance
racing, seems like a fairly...
Forum: Nordic Skiing February 28th 09, 01:24 AM Posted to rec.skiing.nordic
Replies: 13
Views: 2,022
40 Ski Marathons?

On Fri, 27 Feb 2009 17:55:31 -0800 (PST), Hugh P
wrote:

abominable London 4-hour roller-
ski race (115km)):

Whoa.
Forum: Nordic Skiing February 27th 09, 08:28 PM Posted to rec.skiing.nordic
Replies: 6
Views: 1,222
ski race in the rain i have some questions

Also, putting some oil -- like mineral oil or vaseline -- on your
skin, especially around the knees and thighs can help a lot when
cycling in consistent cold wet weather. I think that could help...
Forum: Nordic Skiing February 27th 09, 08:24 PM Posted to rec.skiing.nordic
Replies: 6
Views: 1,222
ski race in the rain i have some questions

On Fri, 27 Feb 2009 12:43:34 -0800 (PST), wintermutt
wrote:

i am doing tahoe to truckee race sunday and forecast is somewhat above
freezing and rain.
i have atomic rs 11 192...
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