Cross Country Skiing – To Skate Ski Or To Classic Ski? and maybe some Lake Placid Ski Resort – OLYMPICS
by Jamiecat *
Most are familiar with the classic xc ski technique or otherwise known as striding. Many just wanting to venture out their back yard choose a touring ski – an all around ski that can be used both in ungroomed and groomed xc trails. These classic skis are wider than a racing ski, and have fish scales that serve to replace kick wax in the area below the foot. This allows the user to propel forward up a hill without sliding backwards, or “missing” a kick. For the more serious athlete race classic xc skis, boots, bindings and poles are much different than the touring ski. The race ski is lighter and thinner than the touring ski equivalent. A classic nordic boot is flexible, allowing the foot to bend as you propel forward. The binding serves mainly to keep the boot on the ski, and offers little stability compared to a skating boot. Ski pole length for the classic technique typically extends to the arm pit. These poles are light, and rigid and are typically made of carbon fiber or the equivalent light material.
Skate skiing xc equipment is very different than the classic nordic equipment. The skate skis are typically shorter than the classic skis, but are also light and thin. Unlike the classic boots, skating boots are extremely rigid and tend to fit the foot snugly. The skating boots extend above the ankle, allowing for greater support when pushing from side to side. The skate binding is also rigid, allowing for greater stability than the classic binding. XC pole length is also longer than the classic pole. Skating poles extend typically to the height of the skiers nose. These poles are also light and rigid.
The cross country ski world does make a “combi” boot than can be used for both classic and skating, but the disadvantage of this boot is that is does neither well. For classic skiing, it tends to be a bit rigid and fairly uncomfortable. For skating, the boot tends to be too soft resulting in a less stable ski.
For the serious cross country skier, separate ski packages for skating and classic skiing is ideal. To answer the question of what to buy first – skate skis or classic skis. Here in Mammoth Lakes California we have seen a general trend of purchasing skate skis first. Skate skiing is faster, more dynamic, and generally a more cardiovascular workout. It is well worth taking a skating lesson if you are a beginner – or even if you are an experienced xc skier – good technique will go a long way. There is nothing wrong with the classic skiing – but it does tend to require greater skill in the technique to become proficient at it. There are some that choose only to skate ski, but this limits the number of ski days available, since on snowy days or after heavy snows classic skiing will be ideal. After heavy snows or on snowy days, skate skiing is cumbersome since the ski tips tend to get caught in the loose powder.
If you are considering purchasing a cross country ski package, visit our online shop at http://xcskistore.com or come into our Mammoth Lakes shop at 3059 Chateau Road. Tel (760) 924-8566. Happy nordic skiing to you!
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1. What is the closest the Olympics has ever been to your hometown?
2. What is your favorite summer Olympic sport?
3. What is your favorite winter Olympic sport?
4. Who is your all-time favorite Olympian?
5. If you could go to the Olympics, where would you want the games to be held?
6. What is the symbol or predominant color on your country’s flag?
7. If you were a member of the Olympic Committee, what sport/activity would you add to the games?
8. What sport is your least favorite to watch?
9. You get two tickets to the Olympics, who would you ask to go with you?
10. Hey, you made the team! You’re going to the Olympics – what’s your event?
11. The Olympics asks you to bring something to represent your hometown or home country – what would you take?
12. Congratulations! You won a medal! Where are you going to display it when you get home?
1. Lake Placid, New York
2. The Decathlon, you get more bang for your buck. Lots more events to see at one sitting. A close second would be the gymnastics. I didn’t know people could bend that way.
3. Skiing, downhill, freestyle, Slalom, Giant Slalom, jumping, I love it all.
4. Jesse Owens
5. Australia, always wanted to go there.
6. Blue stands out the most, but the United States flag is pretty evenly divided.
7. Beer Pong, it is about time they had a sport us less athletic types could master and I know Team USA would gold in this event!
8. Curling, really, a sport? Shuffleboard on ice! It beats out watching golf by a hair.
9. Kathy, but I’d sneak Savanah along with us too!
10. Skiing (see #3 above)
11. Apple Pie, Cause I’m as American as . . .
12. Neck, I won the damn thing you better believe I’m gonna wear it everywhere!
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