Nordic Inline Skates - new post
I don't think those are Nordic Skates tough. Eagle website is defunct now, but I vaguely remember that Nordic Skates had skating boot bolted to the frame - no pivot. And that's what makes ...

CAT classic skis
I am wondering if CAT skis suffer from accumulation of dust/sand on the surface that the upper "rollerski" rolls over. Does one get a "sandy" sound from the CATs when skiing on dirt/grass? I...

Just got my Jesenik rollerskis! SUPER!
I just got my shipment of Jesenik classic rollerskis. They seem SUPER! Emil shipped them from Czech on 5/21 and I got them today, 5/28. Not bad! His skaters start at about $...

Nordic Inline skates
I'm curious if anyone has tried these: http://www.nordicskater.com/eagle/skater.html Seems like they could be an interesting middle ground between inlines skates and rollerskis. E...

Helmet idea: best for bathtubs?
OK, where do we get most of our preventable head injuries per event? OK, maybe that's not the best way to put it. We probably get most head injuries from car wrecks, but not per ...

Noise! Harleys vs. the 4-stroke revolution
Noise nois noise! And I'm not the Grinch. They are! I just read some of Editor Joe's new editorial in the latest "Silent Sports." And I already have to rave! This...

We did it. Weier New Zealand Bound.
Thank you donors! Team Today and the US Ski Community came together to send Midwest all-star Lindsey Weier to New Zealand. Our mission has just begun, but this was an excellent start. <...

Bolton Valley, Vermont
If you are interested in this topic, and are a Yahoo member, consider joining this group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/myboltonvalley/ Several issues of importance to be discussed regarding...

measuring speed loss from hip instability
I've been working on making my hips more stable in my V1 skate technique, since Zachary Caldwell pointed out my problem with that. In three sessions of practicing stable hips and some time-...

global warming article
http://www.clearlight.com/~mhieb/WVFossils/ice_ages.html has what appears to be a good authoritative article including the cycles of ice ages and brings significant doubt on whether man has...

The Fossavatn ski race in Iceland
From www.worldloppet.com forum May 16, 2004 The Fossavatn ski race in Iceland This race takes place on the first Saturday in May, in 2004 it was 05/01. The place is Isafjö...

USST D-team struggling to get to New Zealand (NZ camp open to YOU! Technique focus.
Ski Fans, The US Development Team is strugging to find the funds to get to New Zealand. Any contributions would be very helpful. Team Today is trying to raise the money to suppo...

Re: measuring speed loss from Quiet-Upper-Body skate
Zach C wrote: > I've seen > many descriptions of technique that outline the various steps and motions in > the right order. I'm always left thinking that the whole descri...

Re: Best way to train uphill skating on flat terrain?
Hi Ken- I'm a day late and a dollar short on this thread since I've been out of town all week, but what you've mentioned here regarding grip and slip indicates that you may be maki...

Website for hi-rez USGS maps?
I've been using MapQuest.com for online map exploration, but when I print them they're quite lo-rez. Anyone know a free'n'easy online source for good hi-rez online maps? Tha...

Re: measuring speed loss from Quiet-Upper-Body skate
At 06:37 17 05 04 Monday, Ken Roberts wrote: >I did four out-and-back time-trials on flat pavement on Jenex 830 rollerskis >(slow wheels). Here's my results: ... Tim...

ski magazine????
Did XC ski magazine go under? Or Pop Phot? I suddenly got 2 issues of ski magazine, with a Feb 06 renewal date, but haven't subscribed to it. I know someone else that had a travel mag

Training Log Ethics
When I lift weights or rollerboard, I don't count the amount of time that I do it. I only count hours/volume when it comes to aerobic work. Not strength work. I log what I did (reps/weight) ...

Despot on Roller Skis!
This morning the BBC News was discussing the atrocities committed by President Lukashenko of Belarus. Then they cut to him working the crowds, and then--there he was wobbling across the fini...

measuring speed loss from Quiet-Upper-Body skate
Spurred by recent advice to minimize rotation and tilting of my shoulders and chest, I tried to measure how much difference it made. I found that skating with a Quiet Upper Body could make ...

Skiing is dangerous for men !
Yes, because last week I was skiing and my penis and my testicles froze and fell off.I tried to get them, but a squirrel quickly stole them and ate my "nuts". Ouch ! So I'm a Eunu...

Mountain Leap - Skiing in Europe
Hey, I run a company called Mountain Leap based in Chamonix. Lots of North American skiers and snowboarders have asked me advice on where to go and stay when considering a visit f...

Build a better rat-trap and ...
The saying goes something like "build a better rat (or mouse)-trap and the world will beat a path to your door" "Rottefella" == "rat-trap" Many say that the new NNN and SN...

Re: Masters balaclava serendipity
Good point, JP! It rarely gets below 25F where I ski, so I was really grateful too, and wore that sucker during every national masters race. Erik Brooks ----- Original Mess...

Re: Best way to train uphill skating on flat terrain?
Ken, Before you get shorter poles, have Sharon videotape you and take a look at what is happening with your "non-hang" shoulder and pole-plant angle. I suspect that you are r...

Re: Best way to train uphill skating on flat terrain?
On Thu, 13 May 2004, Bob wrote: > um, Gene: every bit of Nathan's article > is about rollerskiing. Nathan makes no > mention of anything that doesn't involve > a ...

Re: Best way to train uphill skating on flat terrain?
On Thu, 13 May 2004, Ken Roberts wrote: > Gene Goldenfeld wrote > > Where did you see a recommendation of shorter poles > > for rollerskiing . . . I've never seen a...

Masters balaclava serendipity
I dunno if I mentioned this yet but I still can't get over it. Kudos to John Downing for somehow thinking to get thin balaclavas made up for the free stockingstuffers in the race entr...

Re: Best way to train uphill skating on flat terrain?
In the summer, back when we were much more "gung-ho," we used to do our pole hikes in hilly terrain hauling logs (much like the hauling tires already suggested, but more woodsy). This has b...

Re: Proposed: Nationwide Citizen Skier Category System
On 10/5/04 6:37 pm, "sknyski" <sknyski@yahoo.com> wrote: > > > Furthermore, the US sucks at nordic, and will always suck at nordic > (with an exception fr...

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