Poling technique has evolved considerably over the years and modern poling technique requires longer poles than what used to be recommended.
This change has been around for many years now, but it’s still easy to find sales staff who’ll sell you poles which are too short. When buying new poles, it’s best to know the current standard.Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
Sometimes, when diagonal striding, the tails of your skis will make a slapping sound when they land in the track. In my early days of learning how to ski a coach said to me, “Hear that clapping sound? That’s applause for bad technique! ~Nice Coach Maybe you’ve heard the same thing from your coach, or maybe […]Continue reading
The nordic skiing crowd is friendly. You should never feel embarrassed by your skiing ability or worry that your technique looks bad. Everyone starts as a beginner and everyone has to go through the learning process. There’s no shame in that. However, there is one thing you should never do, no matter what your skill […]Continue reading
The foundation of beautiful skate skiing is your legs. You want to generate powerful propulsive force with your push, then transition smoothly to a comfortable, well balanced glide. This video gives a detailed overview of how to use your legs in skate skiing. You’ll learn: How your body should be positioned so you get maximum […]Continue reading