control, most have straight-sided shovels, rather than the sharply pointed javelin
tips of striding skis. (Rossignol's new skating skis take this concept a step further
by making the shovel the widest part of the ski.) This year, two new types of skis ...
He was so impressed, he immediately took a skating lesson. Right away, he
learned to "V"-skate, pushing off one foot as he double- poled, then transferring
his weight to a gliding ski, then pushing off that ski to his poling or "power" side. "It
LETTERS CONTINUED striding, traditional X-C skis would be a better choice. But
skating on traditional skis with traditional bindings is not as easy or as much fun
as on skating skis. Their longer length, javelin tip, and soft torsionalflex make ...
NORDIC SCENE continued a fast front ski or skate. On snow, tracks are not
needed for this skating technique — just some hard-packed snow and a certain
width. If the skiers and coaches have been struggling with these new
FITNESS FOCUS: IN-LINE SKATING Skiing skillfully is the art of balancing on an
edge. While moving. While turning. Until recently there was almost nothing you
could do on dryland that simulated this essential aspect of skiing — this art of ...
ABOUT SKATING Skating has divided cross - country skiing and waxing into
classical and free - style . Classical involves traditional stride techniques and
waxing for grip and glide . Free - style , the international euphemism for " non -
Freestyle In the Nordic world freestyle skiing doesn't mean doing tricks in the air
or bouncing over the moguls ; it means skating instead of striding . It's a faster
way to ski , which most people feel is more exciting . Especially among racers it
Author: Michael Jeneid
Category: Sports & Recreation
This combination how-to and trail guide covers virtually all of Northern California's groomed cross-country ski areas. Photos demonstrate ski techniques and reveal the beauty of the 22 areas covered..
Many skiers enjoy inline skating in the off-season. The International Inline Skating Association now has a Skate-to-Ski summer course. Check out their Web
site at iisa.org. Inline skating works a number of the same muscle groups that are
Author: Lisa Marie Mercer
Publisher: DreamTime Publishing, Inc.
Provides a complete mind, body & spirit experience by combining inspirational stories with a serious fitness workout. Includes illustrated exercises that include balance and coordination routines to simulate being in thesnow. Teaches exercises that apply to a variety of snow sports, including cross-country and downhill skiing, as well as snowboarding and snowshoeing.
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serious racers now have two separate sets of equipment . . . one for skiing in
classical races and one for freestyle races . I don ' t race much anymore , but I
have three pair of skis , actually . One for skating and two for classical . The
You park your car at the end of the road , put on your skis , and slide away .
Nordic center striding At groomed nordic ski cen - ters , a set of tracks is set (
along with a skating lane ; more about that later ) . These tracks make it easy to
Author: Tim Hauserman
Publisher: Countryman Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
Provides detailed descriptions of thirteen cross-country ski resorts in California and Nevada, in a guide that shares helpful ski tips, gear and clothing recommendations, and safety information. Original.
On today ' s skiing scene , they supplement waxable bases . " Waxless instead of
waxable is like transport instead of sport . ” Swix Sport Leif Torgersen January
1985 Q . Waxing and Care of Cross - Country Racing Skis for Skating
Nor is it established which was foremost in the development of skis , skates and
snowshoes . But it is definitely known that Scotland is the place where skating
became a sport and where , as a sport , it gained early impetus and acquired a ...
At least a month beforehand , the 500 rugged - to - ritzy cross - country ski the
terrain . Skating skis are short and start strength - training such as in - line resorts
in the United States . slender , while telemark skis are wider , skating or pole