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    The Totally Unofficial 2008 XC Spike Thread

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    Re: The Totally Unofficial 2008 XC Spike Thread

    Post by FinishingKick on Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:22 pm

    funrunner wrote:I'd probably man up and by some forevers, but I want to wait and beg my parents for the victories. I might buy some ID Forevers next year. School colors FTMFW.
    Don't buy the victories unless you're at least sub 4:30, you'll look a a noob.
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    Re: The Totally Unofficial 2008 XC Spike Thread

    Post by Running With Scissors on Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:57 pm

    FinishingKick wrote:
    funrunner wrote:I'd probably man up and by some forevers, but I want to wait and beg my parents for the victories. I might buy some ID Forevers next year. School colors FTMFW.
    Don't buy the victories unless you're at least sub 4:30, you'll look a a noob.

    Are victories the best of the best?


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    Re: The Totally Unofficial 2008 XC Spike Thread

    Post by FinishingKick on Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:39 am

    They're probably going to be really expensive, and they'll definitely be really light and easily the best spike out there.

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    Post by ButterySmoothStride on Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:01 pm

    FinishingKick wrote:They're probably going to be really expensive, and they'll definitely be really light and easily the best spike out there.

    i did a pre-order for 98.95 from this site(you can't see the real price until you add to cart)....3.2 ounces..
    ..and no, I can't run 4:30 yet, I just think the victories will be sick

    http://www.firsttothefinish.com/ItemMatrix.asp?Cc=fw_nikftSpikes&GroupCode=331036-301&eq=fw_331036-301_1&MatrixType=1
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    Post by AudienceOfOne on Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:32 pm

    FinishingKick wrote:
    funrunner wrote:I'd probably man up and by some forevers, but I want to wait and beg my parents for the victories. I might buy some ID Forevers next year. School colors FTMFW.
    Don't buy the victories unless you're at least sub 4:30, you'll look a a noob.
    +1


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    Re: The Totally Unofficial 2008 XC Spike Thread

    Post by AudienceOfOne on Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:33 pm

    ButterySmoothStride wrote:
    FinishingKick wrote:They're probably going to be really expensive, and they'll definitely be really light and easily the best spike out there.

    i did a pre-order for 98.95 from this site(you can't see the real price until you add to cart)....3.2 ounces..
    ..and no, I can't run 4:30 yet, I just think the victories will be sick

    http://www.firsttothefinish.com/ItemMatrix.asp?Cc=fw_nikftSpikes&GroupCode=331036-301&eq=fw_331036-301_1&MatrixType=1[/quote]

    don't worry, you'll ball on 4:30 this track season.


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    Re: The Totally Unofficial 2008 XC Spike Thread

    Post by hxc on Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:04 pm

    Anyone know what brand tends to be the lightest?

    This is my first time buying spikes and I have no idea what to buy....

    Most of the people on my team wear mizunos, and they look absolutely ballin', so I think I might get some.

    Input?

    I just want light spikes, I don't care about cushioning or anything.
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    Post by FinishingKick on Sat Aug 30, 2008 6:36 pm

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    Re: The Totally Unofficial 2008 XC Spike Thread

    Post by xc_babe09 on Sat Aug 30, 2008 6:53 pm

    HXC_Runner2012 wrote:Anyone know what brand tends to be the lightest?

    This is my first time buying spikes and I have no idea what to buy....

    Most of the people on my team wear mizunos, and they look absolutely ballin', so I think I might get some.

    Input?

    I just want light spikes, I don't care about cushioning or anything.

    u say you dont care about cushioning, but once your in a race youll care. dont just go with the lightest necessarily. look for what fits your foot best and what you feel comfortable in.
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    Re: The Totally Unofficial 2008 XC Spike Thread

    Post by FinishingKick on Sat Aug 30, 2008 6:57 pm

    xc_babe09 wrote:
    HXC_Runner2012 wrote:Anyone know what brand tends to be the lightest?

    This is my first time buying spikes and I have no idea what to buy....

    Most of the people on my team wear mizunos, and they look absolutely ballin', so I think I might get some.

    Input?

    I just want light spikes, I don't care about cushioning or anything.

    u say you dont care about cushioning, but once your in a race youll care. dont just go with the lightest necessarily. look for what fits your foot best and what you feel comfortable in.
    Not to be mean, but maybe you're running too slow if you're paying attention to your cushioning during races.

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    Post by ButterySmoothStride on Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:02 pm

    FinishingKick wrote:
    xc_babe09 wrote:
    HXC_Runner2012 wrote:Anyone know what brand tends to be the lightest?

    This is my first time buying spikes and I have no idea what to buy....

    Most of the people on my team wear mizunos, and they look absolutely ballin', so I think I might get some.

    Input?

    I just want light spikes, I don't care about cushioning or anything.

    u say you dont care about cushioning, but once your in a race youll care. dont just go with the lightest necessarily. look for what fits your foot best and what you feel comfortable in.
    Not to be mean, but maybe you're running too slow if you're paying attention to your cushioning during races.

    yeah, i pay attention to

    1) weight
    2) snugness
    3) traction

    without a snug shoe your foot slips around inside of it and movement is wasted. likewise, bad traction also wastes movement. low weight is the biggest, a light shoe makes it easier to run. cushioning is bad....any energy you use to compress cushioning is wasted energy.
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    Re: The Totally Unofficial 2008 XC Spike Thread

    Post by iWearNikes on Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:05 pm

    ButterySmoothStride wrote:
    FinishingKick wrote:
    xc_babe09 wrote:
    HXC_Runner2012 wrote:Anyone know what brand tends to be the lightest?

    This is my first time buying spikes and I have no idea what to buy....

    Most of the people on my team wear mizunos, and they look absolutely ballin', so I think I might get some.

    Input?

    I just want light spikes, I don't care about cushioning or anything.

    u say you dont care about cushioning, but once your in a race youll care. dont just go with the lightest necessarily. look for what fits your foot best and what you feel comfortable in.
    Not to be mean, but maybe you're running too slow if you're paying attention to your cushioning during races.

    yeah, i pay attention to

    1) weight
    2) snugness
    3) traction

    without a snug shoe your foot slips around inside of it and movement is wasted. likewise, bad traction also wastes movement. low weight is the biggest, a light shoe makes it easier to run. cushioning is bad....any energy you use to compress cushioning is wasted energy.


    +1000, forevers are the best
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    Post by FinishingKick on Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:28 pm

    +1001 iWearNikes
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    Post by AudienceOfOne on Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:35 pm

    + 1003


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    Re: The Totally Unofficial 2008 XC Spike Thread

    Post by baby got track on Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:22 pm

    Alright, so this is a lame question, but since I know nothing about spikes I figured I'd ask:
    Would it be a good idea to practice running in spikes? Like just to get used to them before I race in them?

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    Post by Bocho6 on Mon Sep 01, 2008 1:00 pm

    baby got track wrote:Alright, so this is a lame question, but since I know nothing about spikes I figured I'd ask:
    Would it be a good idea to practice running in spikes? Like just to get used to them before I race in them?


    yeah....do your hard workouts like intervals and any thing at race pace or goal pace in your spikes
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    Post by FinishingKick on Mon Sep 01, 2008 1:01 pm

    If you start to feel sore don't run them in spikes though. I personally never run in spikes except at races.
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    Okay, thanks guys
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    Post by AudienceOfOne on Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:55 pm

    FinishingKick wrote:If you start to feel sore don't run them in spikes though. I personally never run in spikes except at races.
    +1


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