Kim McKenney – Page 13 – Cross Country Ski Technique

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How Cross Country Skis and Wax Work

Summary: Kick wax is applied to the base of a waxable classic skis under the foot. Glide wax is applied to the tip and tail of classic skis and along the entire base of a skate ski. Sometimes incorrect ideas about cross-country ski wax become popular. In our region, for example, many skiers think Swix Polar wax is […]

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What to Wear

Cross-country skiing is a famously aerobic activity. You’ll generate a lot of heat and moisture, so it’s best to dress in layers. Summary: Each layer must be breathable Add extra mid-layers for warmth, if needed Your outermost jacket and pants should be windproof on the front side and breathable on the back panels Carry as […]

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How to Diagonal Stride [Video]

Diagonal Stride is the primary classic cross-country ski technique. It’s used mainly on uphills, but beginners use it on flats and even downhills. This is the technique that makes people say, “If you can walk, you can cross-country ski.” That’s because your arms and legs move in opposition, the same way as when you walk or run. It’s the […]

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