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Discussion: NIS

in: biggins; biggins > 2017-02-19

Feb 20, 2017 10:38 PM # 
Well that's interesting. I always thought those plates were glued to the ski but obviously not, at least in this case.
Feb 20, 2017 11:02 PM # 
They are supposed to be glued on. I just looked at some other Madshus and they definitely are.
Feb 20, 2017 11:28 PM # 
Well it used to be glued on. It's not anymore. I don't think it's supposed to do that, but I'm not a ski engineer so I can't say for sure.
Feb 21, 2017 12:18 AM # 
Sorry, I thought those 3 circles in the photo were screw holes. I don't see any evidence of glue. Did it all end up on the back of the plate? I'm not a ski engineer either but I'm pretty sure the plate isn't supposed to come off the ski. You might want to try asking for a warranty replacement if they aren't too old.
Feb 21, 2017 12:24 AM # 
Doesn't matter if they're old or not -- that attachment is junk. Should be replaced no matter what. The plate should break before the bond. Bad design or manufacture.
Feb 21, 2017 10:07 AM # 
I've seen that happen to one other person before, but in their case the entire top sheet was ripped off as well, so it was as much a matter of the ski breaking than the binding separating.

I believe they said they were "just skiing along". :)
Feb 21, 2017 6:51 PM # 
Given the current dumping, It looks like tennis racquets will be the best mode of travel for the next couple of days - followed by rubber rafts. Alpine Meadows and Mt. Rose both closed again today. How many days does that make? The Birkie needs to move west this year.
Feb 21, 2017 10:10 PM # 
Speaking of the Birkie, the organizers give a 1% chance of a race only to OO. Likely options are a social ski at the Cable end of the race or maybe even just a run. I vacillate between stage 2 = anger and stage 4 = depression. Given that I haven't yet pulled the plug on the trip, I suppose there is still some stage 1 = denial. If there is any skiing, I figure it will be a mess; a friend has just offered me a pair of rock-skis that I can beat up so maybe, just maybe.... so now I've got some stage 3 = bargaining mixed in. What's left of the North Texas Nordic Ski Team (me and one other guy, we lost the third and fourth members to injury) will probably put off making our final decision until the morning. Whatever happens, it's an anticlimactic way to culminate a whole lot of training kms.
Feb 21, 2017 11:25 PM # 
Hey, it looks like the arrow broke off at TahoeXC.
Feb 22, 2017 3:33 AM # 
Sounds like most of the roads in Tahoe are broken too. And the power.

Tom: yeah we flew out to WI today. It's a bit sad here. The only snow in Hayward is a few piles at the edges of parking lots. Everything else is dirt. And I went for a run in shorts tonight. Haven't been up to see the north side of the trail yet.
Feb 22, 2017 4:02 AM # 
Bummer about the Birkie trail. Sounds like 4-6" expected there on Friday. Will that be enough?

Animation of the drifts piling up and the trees drooping at tahoexc over a couple of hours this afternoon.
Feb 23, 2017 5:38 PM # 
It's been too long since you broke something. Nice work!
Feb 23, 2017 6:05 PM # 
Broke? It's a releasable binding. New trend.
Feb 25, 2017 6:47 AM # 
Have to say, Greg actually was just skiing along.

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