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Discussion: Plan B

in: kadley; kadley > 2018-01-29

Jan 31, 2018 2:04 AM # 
fossil:
Note that only ski-O is cancelled. A bunch of us are doing biathlon instead.
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Jan 31, 2018 10:48 PM # 
kadley:
Probably not. Which end of the gun does the thingy come out?
Feb 1, 2018 3:23 AM # 
fossil:
I'm still pretty new to this but my understanding is, preferably not the end you put up to your eye!
Feb 13, 2018 2:35 AM # 
fossil:
We finally figured out the difference between the skiing events:

Biathlon is the one where you occasionally stop during the race and take off your poles.

Ski-O is the one where you occasionally stop during the race and take off your skis.

Cross-country is the one where you occasionally stop during the race and take off both your skis and poles, and then put on different ones.
Feb 13, 2018 3:13 AM # 
kadley:
Oh, I thought skiO was the one where you break the skis and the poles.
Feb 13, 2018 2:02 PM # 
fossil:
Yes, that's another ski-O ritual. And like other innovations, XC is copying that one as well. (See e.g. start of men's 30 km skiathlon.)

Also I hear that some ski-Oers are even skilled at breaking ski boots. But I believe that's an advanced technique that only an elite few have mastered.

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