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Cross Country Ski Technique

Touching tails

1/21/2011 - By Caitlin Compton

"I am new to skate skiing, it seems my the tails of my skis are always touching especially on climbs. I have become frustrated with skating, it seems I am working too hard. Any advice as to how to help with technique?"

Fast downhill turns
Fast downhill turns

Fast downhill turns

1/14/2011 - By Holly Brooks

No matter how much I bank it, my downhill ski want to jump out of the track. I don't see top level racers having this problem. They must know a secret technique. What is the answer?

ZOOM! Russian speed work on rollerskis
ZOOM! Russian speed work on rollerskis

ZOOM! Russian speed work on rollerskis

11/12/2010 - By Mike Muha

Men and women of the Russian skis team do speed work up a hill and along the flats: V2, V1, V2 alternate, Doublepush, Marathon Skate, Skate with no poles - every technique, FAST.

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Real men double pole
Real men double pole

Real men double pole

9/10/2010 - By Swedish Winter Sports Centre

Lars Ljung: This is for sure the gear that gives you the girls. At least that's what I think. But it separates the boys from the men I guess you can say. Beause you know what, real men, they don't spread their thighs, they doublepole.

Is the Diagonal Stride a dying technique?
Is the Diagonal Stride a dying technique?

Is the Diagonal Stride a dying technique?

9/9/2010 - By Mike Muha

The Diagonal Stride is the oldest and most well known Cross Country Skiing technique, but today, in almost every race, there's a discussion whether to go with or without wax and just double pole. Is the Diagonal Stride a dying technique?

Skating with USST Men
Skating with USST Men

Skating with USST Men

10/19/2009 - By Torin Koos

Skiers moving fast and having fun!

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Catching air at Whistler
Catching air at Whistler

Catching air at Whistler

10/12/2009 - By Andy Newell

Fantastic video of sprint training and racing by the US Ski Team - on rollersis - at Whistler, by Andy Newell. Catch some air!

Video: Double push technique - One skate sprint
Video: Double push technique - One skate sprint

Video: Double push technique - One skate sprint

9/10/2009 - By nakkpeter

This is a great video showing one skate technique in sprinting. The skier gets lots of power, and really gets very high on the start of his push. He also demonstrates the double push technique with his inner leg.

Excellent video of 2009 Seeley Hills Classic
Excellent video of 2009 Seeley Hills Classic

Excellent video of 2009 Seeley Hills Classic

1/22/2009 - By Mike Muha

Here's an excellent video showing classic race technique in action at the 2009 Seelely Hills Classic: Diagonal stride, herringbone, double pole, the proper technique for changing tracks - it'a sll here. CXC has done a great job on this 12 minute video.

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What, a new double pole?

12/23/2008 - By Ernie Brumbaugh

Has anyone watched the La Clusaz video of the World Cup 4x5 Women's Relay? Where is the new double pole? I don't even see any of the semi-new double pole from several years ago.

Tim Burke V2 front video

6/27/2008 - By Mike Muha

Great video by Jimi James Upham of biathlete Tim Burke V2ing up a hill. Notice the timing of his pole plants and skate...,

Double-push skating on cross country skis
Double-push skating on cross country skis

Double-push skating on cross country skis

4/21/2008 - By Mike Muha

The double-push eliminates the glide phase by replacing if with an "underpush" on the outside edge. The recovery skate is placed on the outside edge and pushed underneath the body in the same direction as the other foot.,

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