Have you ever heard this advice? Did something about it seem not quite right? Did you have your doubts? You were right.Continue reading
What’s the follow-through in diagonal stride?
The follow-through of the leg kick in diagonal stride is the part of the stride cycle where the ski loses contact with the snow and swings up behind the skier.
This is a super slow look at a kick follow-through:Continue reading
“Drive your foot forward!”, “Push your foot forward!”, “Drive your knee!” Those are coaching cues you might hear for the classic technique, diagonal stride.
Do they help, or do more harm than good? Here we make the case against these cues, demonstrating with video evidence how they often negatively impact a skier’s overall body position.
We also show what “Foot Drive” should look like and talk about when it’s an appropriate skill to work on.Continue reading
The important thing in double pole technique is to get back to the same start position, no matter if you are sprinting, climbing a hill or skiing over a long distance. The finish position and recovery can vary as needed, depending upon speed and terrain. During the pole push the skier must…Continue reading
Your Body Weight Can Do Amazing Things If you need any convincing of how your falling body weight can help propel you forward on cross-country skis, this trick is for you. You literally just have to sit down in order to go straight up a hill. The keys to success are: Completely lock your arms […]Continue reading