It's great to get tips from lessons that other people are paying for. :) That's some good stuff.
The only thing there that contradicts what I was taught at Super Camp is the long reach forward with only slightly bent elbow. That's how it was shown to me by a ski racer friend when I first started skiing years ago but since then, including at Super Camp, people have suggested that I plant the pole closer in front with elbow bent quite a bit, straightening it as the pole goes behind me. Now I'm just confused. ;)
Sounds like a great way to improve your skills over the winter!
Yes, I too was taught at super camp to not extend the arm so far, keep it more compact. I think the super camp advice is more modern.
Happy to keep sharing the lessons for free :)
Nice that it's free for *one* of us. :)
Not very expensive for me either. $250 for 10 weeks, and you don't even need a trail pass because the Nordic Centre is free after 5 pm.
The short arm thing uses more lat and core strength and less arms. That's how classic seems to be going- more double poling, less striding except on uphills. Pity, I like striding.
I was guilty of ski slap for many years. That's something they helped me work on at Supercamp but I still need to watch it.
As it turns out, the coach is not asking me to extend my arms really far, just farther than I was; I was really keeping them in too close.
Just to show how the world class skiers do it - in the Marcialonga (70km) the final climb from the valley bottom to the finish in the small mountain village of Cavalese is a grueling uphill that these guys climb by double poling on clean skis (no grip wax) to round off the 67 km they´ve already poled up to that point!
Women's finish 2016
Men's finish 2016
Quite short and quick arm movements, particularly in the steepest parts...