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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?,

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.,

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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.,

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.,

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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?,

So what IS the Double Push?
So what IS the Double Push?

So what IS the Double Push?

4/10/2007 - By Mike Muha

The best way to understand the double push is to watch an inline skater - the double push originated as an inline technique.,

Double-Push Skating and Klap Skate in Cross Country Skiing
Double-Push Skating and Klap Skate in Cross Country Skiing

Double-Push Skating and Klap Skate in Cross Country Skiing

4/9/2007 - By Thomas Stöggl & Stefan Lindinger

Using the Double Push and Klap Skate, athletes were able to complete a 50m measurement track faster than using conventional skate technique.,

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Hands in Front!
Hands in Front!

Hands in Front!

1/4/2007 - By Mike Muha

If your hand goes back, your body twists. If your body twists, you loose pressure on the front of your skis. If you loose pressure, your skis go out from under you. Crash!,

Lead With Your Hips in Diagonal Stride
Lead With Your Hips in Diagonal Stride

Lead With Your Hips in Diagonal Stride

10/17/2006 - By Mike Muha

Gain an inch or two every time you stride by leading with your hip. You can practice this year around on foot, rollerskis, and snow skis.,

Sten & Jen Do It Again!
Sten & Jen Do It Again!

Sten & Jen Do It Again!

6/27/2006 - By Mike Muha

Sten Fjeldheim and Jenny Ryan paid a second visit to southern Michigan in as many years, bringing their wisdom and excellent teaching ability to the coaching-starved masses of cross country skiers. We had skiers from Michigan, Ohio, and New York.,

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