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Cross Country Ski Technique

Can you do THIS? V4 Skate Technique

Mon, Oct 14, 2013 - By Mike Muha

Think your V2 is good? Try the V4 and see if you can balance with the best! (If you're really brave, do it on roller skis).

Downhill in cross country skiing

Tue, Jul 2, 2013 - By Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre

Downhill skiing is thrilling challenges in high speed that doesn't cost that much energy and gives you a great feeling for the snow, but still a lot of skiers are afraid of the technique and very few are actually focusing on it.


V1 Skate Technique

Wed, Jun 22, 2011 - By Bryan Fish

See the US Ski Team doing skate drills and interval work at Mt Bachelor on May 28, 2011

Foot-body alignment, orthotics, and exercises

Mon, Jan 24, 2011 - By Brian Gregg

During the push-off phase of skate technique, I have a tendency to roll my knee right knee down and toward the centerline, creating an angle that strains the inside of the knee. Would a custom footbed with a reinforced arch help with knee tracking?

Skate technique

Touching tails

Fri, Jan 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

Fri, Jan 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

Fri, Nov 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.

Real men double pole

Fri, Sep 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?

Thu, Sep 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

Mon, Oct 19, 2009 - By Torin Koos

Skiers moving fast and having fun!


Catching air at Whistler

Mon, Oct 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

Thu, Sep 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

Thu, Jan 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.

What, a new double pole?

Tue, Dec 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

Fri, Jun 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...

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