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  1. #126
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    Nordic Nerds Untie

    ^^^ True in the flats. Here’s a video of a recap of a WC 10K w/ Sadie Bjornsen (who is leading World Cup points total right now), from Winthrop Washington BTW:




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    Yeah, double pole on flats, fast double pole on gradual uphill, basically running up the steeper hills. There's a window for classic kick-and-glide but it's pretty small at the elite levels (particularly men). An efficient double pole does require good technique though.

    This shows it pretty well:


    I've heard of racers doing flat classic races on skate skis with just glide wax, and double poling the entire way. Though I think they limit the pole length now to reduce this.

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    When I was a kid I used to get yelled at for doing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teledad View Post
    This shows it pretty well:

    I'd love to know what it feels like to be that fit .... holy crap.

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    Sophie Caldwell took a 2nd and her husband Simi Hamilton was 6th today in Davos.

    Go USA

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    Quote Originally Posted by huckbucket View Post
    I'd love to know what it feels like to be that fit .... holy crap.
    I bet it’s fucking hard. Getting laid up for injury or sickness or work (for those with other jobs), I bet it totally sucks. Body starts to aches, muscles knot-up, weight gains because of the challenge to reduce.

  7. #132
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    the skinnies were a great investment. cheap. easy. warm. other friends to share days with. getting the chance to see new sights, even in town from the bus. now do i invest even more to ditch the wax for some skins?
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    I remember being roundly made fun of for posting pictures of us hitting kickers on skate skis on this very forum. Like 15 years ago.

    Shit

    I've wasted half my life on TGR forums.

    Anybody else learn to tele on classic skis?
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  9. #134
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    My buddy's daughter is crushing the SuperTour. For what it's worth, I taught her how to tele.

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    USA women killing it on the WC circuit.

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    First podium for Julia.

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    ^^^F yeah.

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    Currently in the U.P. for Christmas, skiing daily. Today’s track was 14k of Classic at Swedetown in Calumet followed by beers at KBC. Heading home to mow some pasties now. Click image for larger version. 

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    Didn’t know skin skis existed, very cool.

    Been home brewing my own for years. Cut down old skins to 1” wide for kick & glide & put em on a skinny old school pair of atomic tour cap guide skis w Dynafit bindings.

    Can walk to the Bonneville golf course in SLC & love to spin laps on the back nine, great workout, makes me tired & hungry! Love pre-work dawn patrols to watch the sunrise w picnic breakfast & thermos mug of coffee, good times.
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    Nordic Nerds Untie

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    Top of the first decent climb I’ve done this season. Put the extra hat on to avoid ice cream headache on the down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shredgar View Post
    Didn’t know skin skis existed, very cool.

    Been home brewing my own for years. Cut down old skins to 1” wide for kick & glide & put em on a skinny old school pair of atomic tour cap guide skis w Dynafit bindings.

    Can walk to the Bonneville golf course in SLC & love to spin laps on the back nine, great workout, makes me tired & hungry! Love pre-work dawn patrols to watch the sunrise w picnic breakfast & thermos mug of coffee, good times.
    how do you get the skins to stay fixed on the bottom? Was thinking about lazily screwing them into an old beater pair of skinnies.
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    Skib Glue. It comes with the skins
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    Start young. Go big.

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    ^^^ Yay Emma that’s awesome!

    The skinny skin thing is a good way to reuse/recycle old climbing skins. Only need tip loops, no need for tail hooks, gold label skin glue works to touch up the adhesive:

    http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com...1635060000ALL1

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    Around these parts most folks are just on fishscales of one type or another. Break out the skins for steeper climbs on beefy tour gear.

    I do not wax very often any more but given the right conditions its pretty hard to beat good kick n glide with a good setup.
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    They’re talking about “skin skis” which have a piece of mohair skin embedded in the base instead of a “fish scale” pattern.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Generalstark View Post
    They’re talking about “skin skis” which have a piece of mohair skin embedded in the base instead of a “fish scale” pattern.


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    Those look sweet. i hate dealing with wax when it's warmer than 15 or so and the snow surface can be complicated. Probably cause I'm a wax jong, but skins would have been awesome today.

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  23. #148
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    Hadn't skied groomed Nordic trails in 15 years cuz I'm too cheap to pay to skinny ski. Just moved to Durango, though, and tried this out today. So much more fun than trying to ski classic on snowmo trails...

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    Nice. My buddy owns RGP’s wraps in Durango, need to get down there.


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    Some crazy nordorking (not by me- still on the IL) in Pomfret, VT today. Wife did the Bogburn Classic and as the temps soared, the geek-tacular wax chatter was crescendoing all around me. Kidding aside- it was an awesome race on a cool hilltop in the middle of nowhere, and the snow condish was challenging as hell, much respect. Hard not to be a nordic fan living in VT/NH- these kids get after it:

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    Now back to watching this morning's race from Dresden on the DVR.

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