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OK this would be just *totally* excellent for us classic-stride hackers

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It already is banned ;)

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Skis:

 Models driven by means of foreign energy of any kind are not permitted.

Additional equipment:

No additional equipment is permitted which
a) makes use of foreign energy (e.g. heaters, chemic al energy accumulators, electric batteries, mechanical aids, etc.)
b) causes or intends to cause changes in the outer conditions of the competition to the disadvantage of fellow competitors (e.g. changes to piste or snow)
 

Otherwise it's no point to use this for me :) I go out to have fun, and to come back dead tired. With this, last part would be gone so no use of xc skiing then, as coming back dead tired is, no matter how it sounds, big part of fun in xc skiing :D I would understand someone would want to use it in race, as it gives you a bit more chances to win, or for some purpose where being tired is bad thing, but for recreation, I like being tired on the end of session :)

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Otherwise it's no point to use this for me :) I go out to have fun, and to come back dead tired. With this, last part would be gone so no use of xc skiing then, as coming back dead tired is, no matter how it sounds, big part of fun in xc skiing :D I would understand someone would want to use it in race, as it gives you a bit more chances to win, or for some purpose where being tired is bad thing, but for recreation, I like being tired on the end of session :)

 

It doesn't change tired.   It only changes how much distance you managed to cover until you get tired.

 

 

I mean, if all you want to do is get tired, sandpaper some bottoms and no glide wax, eh?


Edited by cantunamunch - 4/4/15 at 6:52am
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That is pretty much exactly same thing ;) If I do 50km now and I'm done for a day, I would be perfectly fine (ok depending how much it does help) for another 50km after first 50. So unless I would do 100km, I would be pretty rested. We all have different goals and expectations, but for me personally, those extra 50 wouldn't mean a thing knowing I didn't do it myself. It's pretty much like e-bikes nowadays. Yeah great you managed to get to top of the hill, but not because >YOU< managed, but because bike had motor in it and bike made it for you. But I'm perfectly fine if for some people being on top of the hill anyway they make it up (or making 100km instead of 50 they can do without aid) is main goal. For me it's not :)

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I understand what you're saying, but I use a different analogy:   if I use a bow to send an arrow through a piece of sheet steel, I still did it myself, it was energy from my arms and back that did it not some external motor.     

 

It seems a shame though - on a purely engineering elegance basis this device needs to be integrated into the ski boot instead of being external to it, and it seems like there is zero want for such a thing.

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http://gizmodo.com/this-exoskeleton-boot-saves-energy-in-an-ingenious-way-1695065930

 

 

How long before FIS specifically ban it?  :eek:D


I'm thinking blisters.

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I'm thinking blisters.

 


Fo' sho'.   

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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post
It seems a shame though - on a purely engineering elegance basis this device needs to be integrated into the ski boot instead of being external to it, and it seems like there is zero want for such a thing.

I don't think it's zero want for this. Sure I don't want it, but I don't want e-bike either, and if I look around, next to fat bikes, e-mtb bikes are second biggest thing around. No idea why, but it's huge.. at least around here in Alps. So I wouldn't say it's zero interest just based on my opinion about this thing :)

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