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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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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?).,

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...,

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