44 thoughts on “The Elements of Cross-country Skiing: Classic Technique

  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    HI Saul, I'm an amateur at classic skiing and I've had a number of people show me how but never really 'got it'. After listening to your analogy of a 'soccer kick' it made sense. The next time I went out my ski buddy commented on how much I'd improved. Thanks for your help.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    Super! thank you for the cool content. It's going to be useful to people like us! 😀

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    " Hi there, my name is Old Man Canada and I'm here to tell you everything you THINK you know about xc skiing is wrong!"

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    Excellent video and very instructive. Thank you. Funny note, looks like you are dead or paralyzed talking. Relax.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    Recently I finished nearly 20 years as a widower. New wife will not let me, a lifelong downhill skier, back out on the slopes. Says it's my age and medical condition. However, one day she came up with XC. Said I could do that. I am grateful to have someone again, so sometimes I listen. Have not done XC since the early 1950s. And only rudimentarily. So I am looking for video introductions.

    I am an old stick in the mud, and enjoy it. I was glad when you showed the snowplow, and called it that. Recently I learned that modern downhill children are taught the "pizza" and other sappy terminology. It makes me want to CHOKE!! Hey! When I learned to downhill ski as soon as I could walk, I was taught the Alrberg method. This will be a hig enough adjustment. I don't need sappy social adjustment pressures TOO!

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    Helpful but a lot of unnecessary narrative

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    Great! Very helpful video. I now have several skills to practice.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    This is a helpful video but, man, I feel like this guy is really talking down to people that don't at first understand skiing.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    Thanks! Never stood on skis before but intend to fly to nordern sweden and learn it this christmas. What could go wrong 🙂

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    Thank you so much for this video, which is in fact my favourite 'how to cross country ski' video: I have been watching it many, many times since I took up cross country skiing three years ago 🙂 … It is my favourite technique-refresher video at the start of the skiing season and has much helped me to improve my technique year on year. Simply excellent!!

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    Thank you so much!!! I am an accomplished alpine skier who was completely terrified on a slight downhill slope on classic skis the other day.  I'm going to get this!! 🙂 Nicely done; thank you.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    Many thanks for this

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    Where is the skiing shot? Almost (but not quite) looks like kinkaid.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    Thank you Saul, great lesson!

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    Thumbs up if you learned all those techniques for 3h. at a skiing course. 👍

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    this video changed everything for me. Went from struggling to striding. 5 years ago and still referenced!

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    Great video……easy to follow and answered a number of questions for me. Thanks a heap.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    what size skis would you recommend for someone that is 188-190cm tall and 230lbs+..

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    Nice video. Do you like Canada 😎

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    Thank you sir. Excellent video!

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    Thanks, excellent discussion of form. Now go eat a double meat subway sandwich.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    better call saul !

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    its more like climbing up a stair case

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    Thank you, I am researching the various techniques (biomechanics) found in cross country skiing for a university assignment. This really helped me with my understanding of the sport having never had any association with X country skiing before.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    Turning 50 and just learning xcountry skiing, this video was surely helpful, cheers.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    Fantastic video!! A must watch before strapping on the skis for the first time!

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    This is fantastic. Thank you for such an informative and clear description of classic techniques.

    I also enjoy the humour, although I'm not sure how much of it is intended.

    I am learning to XC ski and find this really useful to watch a couple of times a week to make me think of what to practice and self analyse what I am doing.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    Yay! An old fart like me! There's hope I'll learn to do this after all!

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    That music is so scary…..

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    Nice instructions, nice video! Great job

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    Informative, Cheers mate!

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    better call Saul…

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    This is a great video that really gets a beginner started right.  We watched this before we went out today here in Austria and it was very helpful – many thanks!

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    Thanks for the vidéo, very informative! I tried classic x-country skiing for the first time last weekend! I had a blast going downhill and it was very cardio going up 🙂 I'm just not sure what to get in terms of equipment, nowax or wax… I read a lot about it and can't decide…

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    The most clearly training video I ever saw about cross country skiing!

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    I have a question regarding the gear, I will order a new equipment for classic nordic skiing, but I'm having doubts as if I will stick to classic boots, will be expensive in the future to upgrade to skating gear. My question is it's ok to buy a skating type boot for the moment and use it with the classic type skis and poles and in the future buy the appropriate skis and poles? Will affect the normal stride of the classic style?

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    Thank you for sharing this with us! Ill have to try these techniques at the nordic centre today.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    its all about the fun cheers good stuff

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