Category Archives: Technique

Preseason Dryland Training

Follow these suggestions from Coach Asp and you will be stronger when the snow flies: If you have inline skates or rollerskis practice no pole skating, double pole, V1 and V2 Alternate/open field.  Focus on good technique i.e. complete weight … Continue reading

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V1 Skating

The V1 skate technique is a universal technique used in many types of conditions and terrain.  Birkie skiers primarily use the V1 technique although in recent years the V2 stroke once a sole domain of the elite skier, has seen a greater … Continue reading

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Double Poling

by Dave Asp, Head Coach Red Wing Nordic The most basic cross country ski technique is the double pole.  Used often in classic skiing, the double pole is also used with the skate ski method.  Many skate ski race starts begin … Continue reading

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V-Skating Without Poles

by Dave Asp, Head Coach Red Wing Nordic I mentioned in an earlier blog that I would discuss the various skate ski methods.  In this discussion I will cover Free or V Skating with no poles.  The basic V skate starts … Continue reading

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