Dave the larger x XD academy.com and i wanted to give you a few tips on how to cross-country ski diagonal stride and this is just for the beginner the what if you're just starting out you want to know how to get out there have a good time you're for quick tips to get you out there get you gliding and having fun so tip number one is your basic body position and this is an athletic body position all it means is to flex your ankles and knees round your shoulders over and you stand this way like you just deflated a ballon like you're an insecure slouchy teenager that kind of stands in this case that you want when you ski so that as you take your first few steps I tend to see people to be really upright scared and stiff ouchy so that's tip number one is your body position tip number two the idea with two shuffles and a glide glide that you take is fewer steps that you have to make turn your whole day to try to glide with each step number two balance sooner gravity wants to you knows belly button down to the ground it's the zipper line here in order to stand on one foot you transfer your center of gravity to foot to foot we do the same thing when we classic you while you ski take your nose line it up grip let me show you what's on your skis here if I take these skis off and show you the Flex this is called the camber of the scheme and it's double cambered so that when you're standing on both flatten out the tips over there you're right here that's gonna make the ski there four tips and I'm going to see all four tips one is body position for slouchy number two is to glide when you step number three is to transfer your weight from ski to ski and number four is to flex really quick kind of bounce as you step off your ski to compress that secondary camera and your skis so we put it all together so you can see what it looks like no questions

4 Tips for Beginner Diagonal Stride, Classic Skiing
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32 thoughts on “4 Tips for Beginner Diagonal Stride, Classic Skiing

  • May 31, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    SLOUCH!? Terrible advice! Locomotion in all vertebrates begins with spinal extension – the limbs amplify the lengthening of the spine. In skiing, running, and swimming the head leads – the movement is getting the head away from the feet, after all, not slouching and pulling it away from the intended direction of movement. Here is something on that: http://www.alexandertechnique-running.com/george-coghill-serge-gracovetsky-and-the-spinal-engine-theory/
    And: http://www.alexandertechnique-running.com/jumping-running-and-cross-country-skiing/

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  • May 31, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    This is very good advice. I got into the skating style quite easily, but the classic style has eluded me so far. These simple tips will help massively!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    Nice Vid. Thanks

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  • May 31, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    Hi David! Nice to see you here. Brushing up before teaching some adult beginner lessons during our Junior Nordic here in Homer, AK. Would love to get you back up here in the next couple years! Best, Stephanie D 🙂

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  • May 31, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    This is So Helpful! Thank You! Could you make another video on how to come to a stop? I kinda need help with that. LOL

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  • May 31, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    Very helpful. Also from the comments I am not the only one struggling. My wife just puts skiis on and GOES! Lots to practice.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    As a certified X/C instructor, this is a great video explanation aimed mostly at beginners. He also shows the end result of correct and efficient technique. There are a lot of bad & poorly explained videos on X/C skiing, not this one.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    Great tips! Thank you!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    Thank you so much for this video. It's my goal to take up cross country skiing this winter.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    Great video for XC beginners

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  • May 31, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    Good instructor

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  • May 31, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    HI Dave, Excellent video. I like the two types on slouching like a teenager and transferring weight.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    Short, sweet and effective…. Job well done… Thanks

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  • May 31, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    Great lesson.  A natural teacher.  Thanks for keeping simple, keeping it fun.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    You are very good at video training, Could you please do another one on how to make turns, I really struggle with that.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    great video thanks so mush

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  • May 31, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    Very helpful video! Thanks.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    Thx for keeping it easy to understand.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    I allways fall on my back, i feel like the skis run away…what can i do? is it a balance problem?
    and…how do u stop?

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  • May 31, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    little concerned about my first attempt in middle age and I'm glad to know the basics!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    Very helpful. I haven't skiied in about 10 years and just needed a refresher. Perfect!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    This is the best video for beginners:) Thank you so much!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    thanks! do a lot of downhill here. going xc for the first time next week so thanks this was helpful.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    What happened to your advice regarding step, step and glide? You don't do that in you final demo. But, MANY thanks for the instructional video!!!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    Im 63 and started last year!
    Thanks for the video and tips.
    Its about the fun!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    Very helpful – thanks!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    This video will get me back on cross country skis. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

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  • May 31, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    very helpful thank you ))

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  • May 31, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    I am a former high level runner who is recovering from hip surgery. I have taken up cross-country skiing as a replacement for running. I have been struggling with skiing for a little while now and your video was the easiest and best to understand and implement. Not too technical and your visual examples where excellent, I particularly liked number four in which you bounce on the ski to get that little "oomph" on the ski. Thanks very much

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  • May 31, 2019 at 5:33 pm
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    This was great. I liked how you explained how the ski is built to grip the snow, it gave me a better idea what the different ski moves are integrated into the ski's function

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