EFFECTS OF INCREASED VELOCITY ON THE KINEMATICS OF Vl SKATING IN CROSS COUNTRY SKIl G

  • G. A. Smith
  • R. C. Nelson
Keywords: racing

Abstract

The ''VI'' or "alternate stride" skate has become the predominant skating method used in the cross country "free" technique races. The evolution of cross country skiing has developed away from the traditional techniques such as diagonal stride which require machine set tracks and toward faster skating techniques requiring only a packed surface. The tecbniql1es resemble ice skating strides in some respects and are generically labeled "skating." Several variations of skating technique are used in racing. V2 skating involves a poling thrust (both poles simultaneously) with the skating motion on each side.
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Muscle-Skeleton-Mechanics