...with skating, lack of grip is not a problem. :)
True, it's less surprising when I slip-slide all over the place on skate skis.
Not *quite* what I was going for... :)
Interesting conversation between one who never skis classic and one who never skates. Or is it whom....
Great to hear that you are getting out skiing, on nice snow, on nice skis :)
Lack of grip?
The answer is arms...
Yes, there was lots of double poling and some very careful weighting of the skis.
"Never skates", JayXC?!? I skate skied for 20 minutes on Saturday! And for 5 minutes in November 2013!
(Attackpoint doesn't let me lie - sigh.)
Perhaps 'never' was too strong a word. Rarely?
And that might be too generous. :) But thanks for the correction.
And I did nearly 20 miles of classic skiing just last February.
That's a lot. I'll bet if I include late 2012, I've done 20 miles of skate skiing "recently" too.
You´re in good company :)
I rarely skate ski either - the last time according to AP was in March 2011 when I did some SkiO with the US team in Mora. Before that SkiO in 2007! I may have done some more that didn´t show up in my AP search though...
The secret behind my arms/double poling tip is that you should preferably ski in a rather flat area and in well groomed tracks.
That doesn't happen very often but I should try for more dedicated double poling this year in preparation for trail races where I will use poles. That and tricep dips!
Tricep dips are good too.
My by now frequent visits to the gym have definitely helped.