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Questions to Assess Your Poling

Here are some suggestions for things to think about on your next ski outing: What’s Your Upper Body to Lower Body Ratio of Effort? The use of poles allows you to distribute the workload across your upper and lower body, but only if you use them efficiently. Men can use a higher proportion of upper […]

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Head Position – Small Changes, Big Results

I failed to adequately appreciate the importance of head position until quite recently. I’m the kind of skier who likes to look down at my skis. It suits my introverted personality. It let’s me be alone, in my own zone, even when there are other people around. I can focus on the sensations of skiing […]

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Fall clean up

I just finished auditing this site to prepare for the new ski season. That was the most ruthless haircut I’ve given the site to date. I also unlisted many of our Youtube videos. I told myself if I didn’t agree with the content 100%, didn’t feel it met my current standards or just didn’t like […]

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Listen to this: finally a podcast for nordic skiers

Love podcasts? Love cross-country skiing? Then you’ll want to check out the new podcast, Nordic Nation, from the popular cross-country skiing news website, FasterSkier has been periodically publishing audio interviews since 2009. The archives are here. They recently upped their game, rebranding their podcast and launching it on iTunes. It’s only natural that we have […]

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