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Cross-Country Skiing 2019 - 2020 Discussion Thread

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2 minutes ago, dcro said:

 

How much a fresh pair costs?

A good one? A few hundred euros I believe. A pair of good carbon poles already costs 200, high quality boots are 400, about skis I'd have to ask later today.

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34 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

A good one? A few hundred euros I believe. A pair of good carbon poles already costs 200, high quality boots are 400, about skis I'd have to ask later today.

Skis are generally around $300-800 USD I think. I looked at getting a pair two years ago, but I need to move somewhere closer to snow first. I’d only need one pair because I only do the classic technique.


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Utterly destroyed everyone on the climb in the final, but in the descent they closed the gap (obviously, when you've got absolutely useless skis that are waxed even worse there's just nothing you can do) and Grötzner of Argentina passed her by a few centimeters in the final meter.

 

I have no words to describe how infuriating and frustrating all this is.

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Just now, heywoodu said:

Utterly destroyed everyone on the climb in the final, but in the descent they closed the gap (obviously, when you've got absolutely useless skis that are waxed even worse there's just nothing you can do) and Grötzner of Argentina passed her by a few centimeters in the final meter.

 

I have no words to describe how infuriating and frustrating all this is.

Well she is the Brazilian champion nonetheless, right?

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1 hour ago, Olympian1010 said:

Well she is the Brazilian champion nonetheless, right?

Correct. Winning another South American title is gonna be next to impossible this way though, it'd be not much shy of a miracle to be honest (even though she no doubt is the strongest of all present).

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Today's 5km in Ushuaia:

https://www.fis-ski.com/DB/general/results.html?sectorcode=CC&raceid=34291

 

"But 19 minutes for the winner, that's terrible!"

 

Yes, it is, because conditions were absolutely horrible! I mean, seriously, there is no way in hell a World Cup event would have not been cancelled with the just insane wind and snow conditions they had today. While skiing they could barely even see the track, and on the flat parts people had to use the uphill skiing technique just to keep going forward because of the wind!

 

Good thing is, this levelled the playing field significantly, since dogshit under the ski's made a lot less of a difference considering it was now much more about skill and power. Great way to close the week, on to the South American championships (on the same track) next week :cheer: 

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19 hours ago, hckosice said:

Alena Procházková is apparently still competing. and even won silver at the roller skiing WCh https://www.fis-ski.com/DB/general/results.html?sectorcode=CC&raceid=34020 :thumbup:

Those 10km classic times there are fast :yikes:

 

On the other hand, the 15km freestyle mass start ended in a time I know a certain Brazilian can do :yikes: (although it depends on the track of course)

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:yikes:

It was reported yesterday that :NOR Sondre Turvoll Fossli had been hospitalized and today it was confirmed. 

According to a press release from the Norwegian Ski Federation, Fossli suffered a cardiac arrest Monday morning. He quickly got life-saving first aid and was taken to Oslo University Hospital.

- Sondre is closely followed by cardiac specialists at the hospital and is doing well, says Ola Rønsen from the Ski Association who, according to the press release, has visited Fossli at the hospital.

- He is obviously very happy that he came from this with his life preserved. It is too early to say what consequences this could have for his skiing career, concludes Ola Rønsen.

 

 

  • Wow! 1

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130 athletes in Sunday's Ushuaia Loppet (part of the Worldloppet Tour, like the Vasaloppet) :cheer:

 

The real skiers start in the 50k, of course.

 

 

 

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