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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Video Quiz! Skate Transitions

Have you noticed how uninstructed skate skiers almost always ski one way? Their technique can be best described as a blend of two skate and offset (that’s V2 Alternate and V1, for our American friends). I always feel sorry for these folks, especially when they are struggling uphill. If they learned the full range of skate […]

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Case Study: Ben Diagonal Stride

Ben provides us with an interesting case study. He’s a strong, fit skier who has developed many of the skills he needs to ski well, but his technique is missing one essential element. Let’s take a look: (If you need a refresher on model diagonal stride technique, here’s the demo video) I really like Ben’s […]

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