making your own skate tracks
We've got a foot of snow here (or there...) in Northern Long Island. My wife and me don't have classic skis, but we still needed to ski. Turned out you can make skateable trail by side-stepp...

Trip report: Mt. Bachelor, OR
It wasn't supposed to happen this way. I was supposed to be in Portland (Mt. Hood) to ski some rinky-dinky classic race on Sunday, with a day of skiing at Hood Meadows the day before. ...

Start Wax Tape
Anyone use the Start Wax Tape? Opinions? fkj

OT: Where are all the hyphens coming from?
I'm seeing tons of stray hyphens in Usenet/Google posts lately. Anyone know what's up? JP

3-pin bindings
I have a pair of old boots that are in good condition and still fit. However, they're designed for 3-pin bindings. I want to buy a new pair of skis and have 3-pin bindings mounted on <...

OT: Where are all the hyphens coming from?
I'm seeing tons of stray hyphens in Usenet/Google posts lately. Anyone know what's up? JP

Mont St Anne Loppet
Anyone out there done the Mont St Anne Loppet? How does the terrain o the 40K classic route compare to that of Craftsbury or Bretto Woods-Great Glen? How about the 25 K ska...

re: skating boot fit and/or shops near DC/MD
I can't find a shop near me (washington DC/Montgomery County , MD) that carries Salomon Pilot compatible boots. I'm a bit wary of shelling out online for boots I can't try on (even if...

Brand New Rossi F3 X-ium Skate Skis 194cm.
Brand new Rossi X-ium F3 194 cm. Rossi flexed for 170-190 lbs. Has Salomon Pilot bindings mounted. Never used, but has been hot boxed with with warm and cold waxes. I'll be at Lake Placid 2/...

Mpeg Races: Tehnic
Updated the tech section http://avari181.mt.luth.se/Technic/ ftp://avari181.mt.luth.se/pub/mpeg/skidor/Technic/

Can anyone identify these things?
I was recently given a pair of 210 cm Trak nowax skis, fitted with NNN-2 bindings. (One of those gifts I couldn't politely decline). I didn't pay much attention at the time, but looking th...

Re: European WC meltdown ???
At 11:25 31 01 05 Monday, Mitch wrote: >On Mon, 31 Jan 2005, desi wrote: > >>USSA is charged, via the USOC, to >>be the governing body of the snow sports in...

newbie binding question
hi all, two weeks ago, in preparation for the big snowfall here outside philadelphia, i bought my first x-c ski outfit: fischer bc country crown skis, rossignol x-5 boots, rottet...

National Masters 30k
View from the rear...... First of all, hats off to the National Masters organizing committee. You guys did an amazing job, on short notice, you moved the venue, and groomed/preppe...

Re: European WC meltdown ???
On Mon, 31 Jan 2005, desi wrote: > USSA is charged, via the USOC, to > be the governing body of the snow sports in the U.S., skiing and > snowboarding. N...

Re: hot boxing new skis
On Mon, 31 Jan 2005, Camilo wrote: > Do a web search for hot box - I did a couple of months ago and found a > couple of different plans. Essentially a hot box is a coffin-...

Re: Skier etiquette
--0-673134943-1107196982=:6105 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii A "sitzmark" is the mark you leave when you suddenly "sitz" --i.e., the divot you leave if you fall in t...

Re: lower back pain from skating
--0-1787141808-1107186319=:87927 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii When I think of the "C" position, it entails that fist-sized center of gravity that you mention-- to me it f...

Mpeg Races: Swedish Championship
Uploading the relays Swedish Championship 2005 XC-skiing Huddik in ~500kbit VBR quality and Xvid encoding, with audio in 64kbit mono mp3, Swedish. ftp://avari181.mt.luth.se/...

Andrey destroys field
I haven't seen it mentioned, so just wanted to call attention to Andrey's winning the Chimney Rock Challenge 15k freestyle last week by eight minutes. This race at Montecito-Sequoia resort ...

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Mpeg Races: Technics
I have updated the technique section with some classic clips from Otepaa for you to watch, i'll keep on updating it tomorrow also, so if you'r intrested in technique check it out.

Re: hot boxing new skis
--0-228374724-1107117426=:25926 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Anyone have good plans for how to make one of these hot boxes? If logical, I would entertain building one. <...

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trip report, Norsk (New London, NH) Jan 29
My wife and I did a day trip yesterday to Norsk, in New London, NH. We've often skied there while staying at the Follansbee Inn in North Sutton, but this was our first attempt at a day trip ...

Mpeg Races: Swedish Championship
Swedish Championship 2005 XC-skiing Huddik in ~500kbit VBR quality and Xvid encoding, with audio in 64kbit mono mp3, Swedish. ftp://avari181.mt.luth.se/pub2/SwedishChamp-05/ http:...

foggy glasses
I'm newbie, love x skiing so far, but have to find something to use on my good glasses to keep them from fogging up. I'm fine if I keep moving but I'm still at that huff and puff stage.....

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Good News! Do you know how simple it is to go to Heaven after this life has ended? Some people believe that belonging to a local church, temple, mosque or s...

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Good News! Do you know how simple it is to go to Heaven after this life has ended? Some people believe that belonging to a local church, temple, mosque or s...

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