Blog – Page 16 – Cross Country Ski Technique

How to Double Pole [Video]

Double Pole Once you get the hang of diagonal striding, you’ll start to “spin out” on flats, downhills and even slight uphills. You’re moving too fast for diagonal stride and you need to switch to a “gear” that has less power and is better for higher speeds. Enter double pole technique. Because you don’t push your skis against […]

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How to Kick Double Pole [Video]

Kick Double Pole Kick Double Pole is also called One Step Double Pole. Sometimes conditions are too fast for diagonal stride, but too slow for double poling. As Goldilocks would say, that’s when Kick Double Pole is “just right”. Kick Double Pole, which combines Diagonal Stride and Double Poling, is a relaxing technique for travelling across rolling terrain […]

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Crazy Eight Drill [Video]

People who ski race in their youth are so agile it looks like they were born on skis. Their skis are almost natural extensions of their feet. Even when they stumble, they look graceful. They catch an edge that would send most of us tumbling, do a little hop to regain their balance and barely […]

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