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Cross Country Ski Technique

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.,

Cornering and downhilling make the difference
Cornering and downhilling make the difference

Cornering and downhilling make the difference

1/11/2008 - By Ian Harvey

Out of the approximately 400 skiers who competed today in the sprint at US Nationals, there were not many who took the corner well (15?).,

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Caitlin Compton Rollerski Intervals at Soldier Hollow

11/30/2007 - By James Upham

Great video of Caitlin Compton doing rollerski intervals at Soldier Hollow. You gain a new appreciation of rollerskiing up hills! And it's great for watching techique.,

Rarely does one picture say so much: V2
Rarely does one picture say so much: V2

Rarely does one picture say so much: V2

11/14/2007 - By Ernie Brumbaugh

Here is an elite national class racer doing the V2 on an uphill. He has completely shifted his weight onto his left gliding ski, yet his right foot is still hanging out to the side. Old technique would dictate...,

Rarely does one picture say so much: Doublepole
Rarely does one picture say so much: Doublepole

Rarely does one picture say so much: Doublepole

11/9/2007 - By Ernie Brumbaugh

Beckie, on the right, is using the new double pole technique, leaning slightly forward, raising up on her toes and planting her poles pointing backwards in a direction that will give immediate forward propulsion. The skier next to her?,

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Generate Power from the Weak Side doing V2 Alternate
Generate Power from the Weak Side doing V2 Alternate

Generate Power from the Weak Side doing V2 Alternate

10/15/2007 - By Mike Muha

V2-Alternate, also called the two-skate, is essentially doing a doublepole on every second skate push. Done right, the leg push is equal on both sides. But are you doing it right?,

Kris Freeman at the New Durham Ridge Rollerski Race
Kris Freeman at the New Durham Ridge Rollerski Race

Kris Freeman at the New Durham Ridge Rollerski Race

7/25/2007 - By Mike Muha

This video was posted on YouTube by NENSA. It's interesting comparing Kris's technique to others in the video.,

Modern Doublepole Technique
Modern Doublepole Technique

Modern Doublepole Technique

4/24/2007 - By Mike Muha

Let's break down a video of Lars Flora doublepoling on rollerskis to see what modern doublepoling is all about. Video and photos.,

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Final Words of the Week on the Double Push

4/13/2007 - By Thomas Stöggl

The technique might be just applicable at start, finish-spurt and moderate uphills were you normally change to paddling.,

Getting Started with the Double Push on Cross Country Skis
Getting Started with the Double Push on Cross Country Skis

Getting Started with the Double Push on Cross Country Skis

4/12/2007 - By Ken Roberts

I got the double push working on snow. This video is of my first time trying it on snow. My approach is to make a hop with my foot up in between those two pushes, and switch the aim of the ski while it's partly up in the air.,

The Double Push: More Visualization

4/11/2007 - By Mike Muha

Here are a couple videos - include one in slow motion - of Chad Hedrick doing the double push on inline skates. Think you can do this on skis?,

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