Monday, December 23, 2013

skate technique

On Thursday, Dec. 26th, we'll do some skate technique work on the training grid.  We'll start at 2:00 with a warm-up and then do some drills starting at about 2:20.

Here's a great photo of uphill skating:  when going uphill the ski angle needs to widen out.  to deal with this for poling, you need to widen the pole base.  However, to maintain maximum power, you try to keep one pole vertical


The offset technique from the side:

Here's some beautiful cornering technique ... see how the lead skier has all of his weight on the outside ski as he step turns around the corner

Here's great technique on the flats ... pushing off and then shifting all of his weight onto the gliding ski: