How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Double Pole

Summary: Old ideas about double poling are disappearing. It used to be, you had to “fall forward”, bow at the waist, and jackknife your body though the push phase. The “falling forward” part was especially unpleasant. This article includes a graphic of the “modern” double pole cycle, plus some tips that make double poling fun […]


Stuff We Like, Vol. 1

“Because we’re not the only ones publishing great information about cross-country skiing on the Internet.” In this first ever issue of “Stuff We Like”, you’ll find… A link to a nice set of Norwegian cross-country ski videos A self-analysis quiz that reveals your strengths and weaknesses as a cross-country skier Help sleeping better A video link with 2 […]

Cool Apps for Video Analysis

Review of Top 3 Sport Video Analysis Apps

Summary: Video analysis apps for smart phones and tablets are fun and powerful tools for evaluating and improving ski technique. They’re inexpensive, but they take time to learn and there are hidden costs. Which one is best for you? We review the top 3 apps and see what they have to offer. Related Article: Ubersense vs. Coach’s […]

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How to Ski Stride [Video Tutorial]

Summary: Build a solid base of ski specific fitness during the off-season with ski striding. Embedded video tutorial teaches how to “fall uphill”, how to ski walk, and how to ski bound. Ski striding, sometimes called hill striding, is a dryland training technique used by nordic skiers to simulate skiing when there’s no snow. You can […]