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Skiing

 

 

Skiing is a sport that is accomplished on long thin boards or facsimiles made from other materials that are attached to the feet for locomotion on the snow. It is accomplished on steep inclines (downhill or alpine), flat ground (cross country) or in the performance of stunts or tricks (freestyle). The skis are waxed to make them slippery for alpine and freestyle skiing and to grip the snow in cross country to provide thrust. The skier will often use hand held “poles” to assist with balance and thrust during the activity. Skiing can be done on commercially maintained slopes or trails as well as unmarked natural snow.

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Posted In Backpacks on Thursday, August 16th 2018
Cross country skiing can be an exciting way to enjoy the winter along trails through the woods and fields.
Posted In Bindings on Friday, August 17th 2018
There are several types of bindings to consider when it comes to XC skiing.
Posted In Bindings on Friday, August 17th 2018
Whenever you consider buying cross country skis, do yourself a favor and buy the boots and binding at the same time to make sure they fit each other.
Posted In Bindings on Thursday, August 16th 2018
Nordic bindings have seen their share of development and refinement through the years
Posted In Bindings on Tuesday, August 14th 2018
Riskprotect has designed a XC binding that takes the hassle out of constantly adjusting your bindings according to the ups and downs of the hills.
Posted In Bindings on Thursday, August 9th 2018
Biostance is a company that was founded in 2005 whose intent was to focus on the needs of the skier for comfort, control and confidence in their boots and bindings.
Posted In Boots on Friday, August 17th 2018
Boots for XC skiing have to consider both comfort and how they attach to the binding to provide the skier with performance and the ability to hone his skills.
Posted In Boots on Friday, August 17th 2018
There are basically 4 categories of Nordic boots to cover all of the styles of XC skiing, racing, sport, light touring and rugged touring or “backcountry”.
Posted In Boots on Thursday, August 16th 2018
The ultimate goal with cross country skiing is to have the ski completely flat on the surface when your boot is secured in the binding.
Posted In Boots on Saturday, August 11th 2018
There will come a day when even the most expensive, customized XC boots you could get your hands on simply don’t fit like they did the day you carefully fit them to your foot
Posted In Skis on Friday, August 17th 2018
Nordic skis are sized by both your height and weight
Posted In Skis on Friday, August 17th 2018
The Nordica Patron is a great performer
Posted In Skis on Friday, August 17th 2018
Nordic skis rely on the skier’s weight,
Posted In Skis on Friday, August 17th 2018
XC skis depend on “kick”
Posted In Skis on Thursday, August 16th 2018
Nordic skis come in 3 basic types suited to specific intentions and conditions.
Posted In Skis on Thursday, August 16th 2018
amazing technology to the Nordic sports
Posted In Skis on Thursday, August 16th 2018
Rossignol is a well known name in the skiing industry offering skis and equipment
Posted In Skis on Thursday, August 16th 2018
If you are an advanced or expert skier,
Posted In Ski Binding Manufacturer Links on Friday, August 17th 2018
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Posted In Ski Boot Manufacturer Links on Thursday, August 16th 2018
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Posted In Ski Poles on Wednesday, August 15th 2018
Ski poles are an essential part of Nordic skiing and not just any old poles either.
Posted In Ski Poles on Tuesday, August 14th 2018
According to the Swedish Ski Association’s Exercise and Research Center
Posted In Ski Poles on Saturday, August 11th 2018
XC skis need to be sized according to the skier’s height as well as the ski poles he uses.
Posted In Ski Poles on Saturday, August 11th 2018
The name Leki comes up a lot between truly hardcore skiers.
Posted In Nordic Articles on Friday, August 17th 2018
The days for “generic” downhill skis are long over with so many different applications taking over the slopes.
Posted In Nordic Articles on Friday, August 17th 2018
The average cross country skier who wants just to ski as something to do on the weekends in the winter will benefit from setting up an exercise schedule during the spring, summer and fall.
Posted In Nordic Articles on Friday, August 17th 2018
With the arrival of winter just over the horizon, skiers are getting excited around the country.
Posted In Nordic Articles on Friday, August 17th 2018
When the leaves begin to change colors in the Fall and thoughts tend to look ahead towards winter, there are all sorts of different perspectives that make their way into people’s minds.
Posted In Nordic Articles on Friday, August 17th 2018
Cross country skiing has changed over the years.
Posted In Nordic Articles on Friday, August 17th 2018
Skating is a fluid, graceful and powerful cross country skiing technique that uses the basic “V” skating posture and ski positioning to build upon as the root for several variations.
Posted In Nordic Articles on Friday, August 17th 2018
Very few cross country skiers can afford to jet around the world in search of permanent snow cover to train and ski on year round.
Posted In Nordic Articles on Thursday, August 16th 2018
“Skating” on cross country skis doesn’t take practice; it takes “perfect practice”.
Posted In Nordic Articles on Thursday, August 16th 2018
All battles in cross country skiing are not fought uphill.
Posted In Nordic Articles on Thursday, August 16th 2018
Quality skating is a product of good form, timing and power.
Posted In Nordic Articles on Thursday, August 16th 2018
Cross country skiers, especially the more competitive of the enthusiasts, don’t let the weather dictate their love or dedication for the sport.
Posted In Nordic Articles on Thursday, August 16th 2018
While skiing on the flat might well be accomplished with either Alpine or Nordic skis and both are capable of either traveling up or down slopes to some degree...
Posted In Nordic Articles on Thursday, August 16th 2018
There are 5 techniques that are critical to cross country skiing successfully.
Posted In Nordic Articles on Wednesday, August 15th 2018
Posted In Nordic Articles on Monday, August 13th 2018
Learning how to XC ski does not have to be years of practicing getting back on your feet and dusting off all of the snow.
Posted In Nordic Articles on Sunday, August 12th 2018
Quality cross country skiing is a two part consideration, thrust and glide.
Posted In Nordic Articles on Thursday, August 9th 2018
The type of training regimens we use for sports activities will have varying effects on performance.
Posted In Nordic Articles on Thursday, August 9th 2018
Cross country skiing is an aerobic activity that cross training during the off-season can significantly improve performance once the snow falls.
Posted In Nordic Articles on Monday, August 6th 2018
When considering long distances over flat terrain becomes imperative such as with traversing lakes that can stretch for miles,
Posted In Nordic Car Roof Racks and Mfgs on Thursday, August 16th 2018
Roof racks for skis have come a long ways from the old “hook them to the gutter and rope them down” styles of the past.
Posted In Nordic Clothing on Friday, August 17th 2018
Gloves are gloves, right? Not necessarily so it would seem as electrically heated glove liners seem to be the new rage.
Posted In Nordic Clothing on Friday, August 17th 2018
Ski socks may not sound like an imperative part of the skier’s apparel, but the truth is, they are.
Posted In Nordic Clothing on Friday, August 17th 2018
Jackets for XC skiing are an essential part of the “controlled comfort” issues that present themselves through the changing needs of the sport.
Posted In Nordic Clothing on Friday, August 17th 2018
Ski Pants by Gore-Tex
Posted In Nordic Clothing on Thursday, August 16th 2018
Hestra is a leading name in the ski accessories business and their gloves are some of the most sought after in the market place today.
Posted In Nordic Clothing on Thursday, August 16th 2018
Rossignol is one of the leading manufacturers of ski products and accessories in the industry.
Posted In Nordic Clothing on Thursday, August 16th 2018
Cross country skiing is a great aerobic sport that all ages can enjoy.
Posted In Nordic Clothing on Thursday, August 16th 2018
Volcom is a company that features ski and snowboarding jackets for the younger crowd.
Posted In Nordic Clothing on Wednesday, August 15th 2018
Eider ski jackets have been around for many years.
Posted In Nordic Clothing on Tuesday, August 14th 2018
Trying to keep your family warm while out skiing can be a challenging task considering the differing levels of activity they might be engaged in.
Posted In Nordic Clothing on Tuesday, August 14th 2018
Reusch is a leading manufacturer in the ski apparel industry
Posted In Nordic Clothing on Tuesday, August 14th 2018
Gloves are a vital part of the cross country experience and should not be discounted as to their importance, especially with the younger skiers.
Posted In Nordic Ski Mfgs on Friday, August 17th 2018
Posted In Nordic Ski Pole Mfgs on Tuesday, August 14th 2018