Cross-Country Skiing for Everyone by Jules Older

By Jules Older

In just six inches of snow, in anywhere, and at any age, somebody can participate in cross-country snowboarding. It combines secure, reduced impact job with an entire cardiovascular exercise session: there's easily no fitter overall physique conditioner. during this advisor Jules Older examines method, gear, arrangements, security, and ski traveling centres, all in a conversational and enjoyable variety that emphasises the significance of going at your individual speed and having fun with the outside.

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I'll describe them below. Ski hat. Any hat that covers your ears will protect you from the cold. Ski parka. You can ski in a windbreaker, a sweater, or a shirt, depending on the weather. What you do need is a considerably shorter list. Here it is: Wicking underwear, not cotton. Layers of clothing you can take on and off. When you're dressing for cross-country skiing, you have two objectives and one requirement. The objectives are to keep warm and dry; the requirement is freedom of movement. The warmth is self-evident, the dryness may surprise you, and the freedom we'll talk about now.

If you've bought step-in bindings (which you should have unless you're telemarking or doing heavy-duty backcountry bush-whacking), here's how. On level ground, and using your poles for balance, line up the steel bar on the front of one boot with the crevice in the ski binding. Step down until you hear a satisfying snap. Now the other binding. Snap. Now slip your hands up through the adjustable straps on the handle of your poles. 03 next page > page_39 < previous page page_39 next page > Page 39 A QUICK NOTE ABOUT OUR MODEL Were we lucky!

And they were paying to learn that they were klutzes who would obviously never be in the same league as the instructor. They were victims of overinstruction. And though I freely acknowledge that racers might require the kind of detailed training that will give them a few seconds' advantage, I contend that nonracers do better with minimal instruction. Cross-country skiing is a simple sport, not astrophysics. It's easy, fun, and quick to learn. Don't let purists deprive you of that. Fig. 20 Hand on pole End of sermon.

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