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Jan 24, 2016 5:11 AM # 
...with skating, lack of grip is not a problem. :)
Jan 24, 2016 6:19 AM # 
True, it's less surprising when I slip-slide all over the place on skate skis.
Jan 24, 2016 1:12 PM # 
Not *quite* what I was going for... :)
Jan 24, 2016 1:14 PM # 
Jan 24, 2016 2:15 PM # 
Interesting conversation between one who never skis classic and one who never skates. Or is it whom....
Jan 24, 2016 2:41 PM # 
Carbon's Offset:
Great to hear that you are getting out skiing, on nice snow, on nice skis :)
Jan 24, 2016 10:43 PM # 
Lack of grip?
The answer is arms...
Jan 25, 2016 2:33 AM # 
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.)
Jan 25, 2016 2:47 AM # 
Perhaps 'never' was too strong a word. Rarely?
Jan 25, 2016 2:49 AM # 
And that might be too generous. :) But thanks for the correction.
Jan 25, 2016 4:20 AM # 
And I did nearly 20 miles of classic skiing just last February.
Jan 25, 2016 4:46 AM # 
That's a lot. I'll bet if I include late 2012, I've done 20 miles of skate skiing "recently" too.
Jan 28, 2016 12:17 PM # 
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.
Jan 28, 2016 1:59 PM # 
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!
Jan 29, 2016 10:43 AM # 
Tricep dips are good too.
My by now frequent visits to the gym have definitely helped.

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