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  1. #26
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    OT-ish: somebody want to learn me on sizing and fitting for ďhockeyĒ skates? Wife and I are very causally looking (used skates of course). Intend is for cruising on pond ice and at the free rink up the hill. Would love it for the kids, too, but their feet are growing too fast and we currently go too infrequently to consider purchasing.

  2. #27
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    Never enjoyed hockey skates, but I'm sure its just a matter of trying some on. Same as ski boots. Whatever fits best. If you have XC ski boots, the blades may make more sense.

  3. #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by galibier_numero_un View Post
    I got to thinking about exercises to strengthen my medial glutes. I hate the gym - any activity is preferred (even in crap weather). It dawned on me that skating is perfect for this.

    ... so I started to check out pricing on nordic skate boots. Yeow! Why am I not surprised? I should rent first to see if this works for me. Maybe roller blades are what I'm after in terms of being able to go right out the door and exercise here in the balmy Front Range.

    Still ... this has my attention.

    Check this guy out. He drilled for pin bindings (hmmm ... the light boot that's been missing in my quiver): https://thingstolucat.com/nordic-skate-equipment-guide/

    ... Thom

    Just did 100km last Sunday, medial glutes were worked!

    Front range, do you get any ice? That’s the question. Ice blades are great, but you need large frozen stretches to use them. Here in Minnesota, most years we get a few days on small lakes, doing laps, and every once in a generation(this year) we get bigger lakes freezing up, opening unlimited miles (1000s) of wilderness touring in the Boundary Waters or on Lake Superior.

  4. #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon3 View Post
    Dammit guys now thereís another piece of gear I want. This looks amazing.
    As a more eloquent friend put it:
    skating black ice is the closest you can come to flying

  5. #30
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    Nice work. 100km is a big day.
    Kind of a rough year for ice up here. Pretty mild and and when things did freeze, snow came right after. Managed one nice night skate and hoping a good freeze will set up the big lower lakes around here Click image for larger version. 

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  6. #31
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    Little cold spell was enough freeze some of the high lakes here last weekend. Start of a new season!

  7. #32
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    Sick!

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  8. #33
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    a buddy used to say if the skiing is good the ice climbing will suck but if the ice climbing is good the skiing will suck

    which is kind of like lake skating, If the skating sucks it probably mean the skiing is good
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

  9. #34
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    https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/black_crab

    a post apocalyptic war thriller where the covert ops are traveling on nordic blades ( camo of course ) swedish sub-titles
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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  12. #37
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    Nice Riff! I've missed out on some skating at WA Pass and still kick myself for that. And I'm a complete hack on skates, but it sure is cool when I do it.

  13. #38
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    iím in. this guy is mounting his with dynafits. want.

    j'ai des grands instants de lucididididididididi

  14. #39
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    Dynafit toes are the way to go- I donít have any recent pics but Iíve got ATK trofeo toes on mine.


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  15. #40
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    Have tried NNN BC and skate bindings and still prefer the skate. What would the advantages of the tech toes be? Stiffness?

    Not the best season up here. A few great outings, and incorporated the wing foil which was fun.

    https://www.instagram.com/reel/CoIeG...d=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

  16. #41
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    Tech toes would be huge overkill & mo money

    maybe not having to buy skate boots if you already own something else ?
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

  17. #42
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    I scanned the video. He says the dynafits are not the best way to go. Talks about putting bungy to hold the heel down.i think he uses them as he has his boot set up for expeditions and can switch from ski to skate. Also knows how the ski boot performs in cold and wet.

  18. #43
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    For me mostly about not owning more boots; Iíve tried the bungy and itís not that useful. I daydream about traverses including ice but so far itís just fall outings before snow flies.


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