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A Glimpse of Racing

Posted by Garrott Kuzzy on Oct 15th 2020

A Glimpse of Racing

By Garrott Kuzzy Sport is a reward to society for low Covid-19 cases. In-person competitions from pro sports to local 5k's are adapting and slowly coming back after a long quarantine. Last w …

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How A Midwest Girl Trains Biathlon

Posted by Amanda Kautzer on Oct 15th 2020

How A Midwest Girl Trains Biathlon

By Amanda Kautzer Fall in the Keweenaw As a skier, I feel pressure to claim winter as my favorite season, but every fall I am reminded just how strongly I feel about the beautiful littl …

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Fall Focus

Posted by Ian Torchia on Oct 15th 2020

Fall Focus

By Ian Torchia Hey SkiPost! As the temperatures drop rapidly and we start to don tights and jackets for training sessions in the crisp fall air, the intensity ramps up from the traditional b …

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NORDIC RACE SUITS: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES?

Posted by Daniel Johnson, Borah Teamwear on Oct 15th 2020

NORDIC RACE SUITS: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES?

By Daniel Johnson One of the most frequently asked questions Borah receives goes something like “can you help me understand the differences between each of your race suits?” After all, on the sur …

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​Exercising in Wildfire Smoke

Posted by Theodore Ford, MD on Oct 8th 2020

​Exercising in Wildfire Smoke

By Theodore Ford, MD As wildfires burn across the west, my environment has a fog-like smoke veil, and I can't see more than 500 feet in front of me. Today in Bend Oregon, the air quality index (A …

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​Update + The Pros and Cons of Time Trials

Posted by Garrett Butts on Oct 8th 2020

​Update + The Pros and Cons of Time Trials

By Garrett Butts Fall is here! But not for long... Since the last update, just about the only thing that has changed is that I now have more classes on my plate than I did before. But, to be …

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​Being Adaptable When The Smoke Hits

Posted by Peter Holmes on Oct 8th 2020

​Being Adaptable When The Smoke Hits

By Peter Holmes With pretty much all of the west coast burning, it is inevitable that some of that smoke is going get blown east by the prevailing westerly winds. When the smoke engulfs the …

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​How to Fly: Traveling with Liquid Wax

Posted by Jacob Huseby on Sep 17th 2020

​How to Fly: Traveling with Liquid Wax

Dear Skipost,  This isn't just relating to START waxes, it seems every wax maker is going more and more to liquid waxes. Problem is they all contain some sort of solvent whether it's alcohol …

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Rollerski Wheel Size and You

Posted by Jacob Huseby on Sep 17th 2020

Rollerski Wheel Size and You

Dear SkiPost, Larger diameter wheels roll over pebbles,- which cause falls,- better than small wheels, so why not make them standard equipment? Thanks-RHi R- To address your question ab …

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Swenor Rollerski Gloves and Why You Need Them

Posted by Jacob Huseby on Sep 17th 2020

Swenor Rollerski Gloves and Why You Need Them

We're well past half for the Summer, and there are hints of fall on display in cooler days. For skiing when there isn't snow on the ground, the best way to protect your hands, and stay comfortable whi …

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A Great Opportunity To Be Adaptable

Posted by Max Durtschi on Sep 17th 2020

A Great Opportunity To Be Adaptable

by Max Durtschi This season has proven to be a different thus far - a great opportunity to be adaptable, explore new areas, and challenge myself as an athlete. Because my resident room at th …

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Adjusting Heart Rate Zones

Posted by Karmen M. Whitham on Sep 17th 2020

Adjusting Heart Rate Zones

Dear SkiPost, Thanks for all the info/tips and ski content over the years. Had a quick question about adjusting heart rate zones as I start to use them more with training. Thus far Ive used the s …

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Ski Season Outlook 2021. Let's Talk About Masks.

Posted by Jacob Huseby on Sep 11th 2020

Ski Season Outlook 2021. Let's Talk About Masks.

By Jacob Huseby Ski Season 2021 is going to happen, and it's going to be different than what we are used to. US Ski and snowboard have canceled all national events, and countless citizen races ha …

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Wax With Class. Or Go To Class With Wax?

Posted by Jacob Huseby on Sep 10th 2020

Wax With Class. Or Go To Class With Wax?

Give your back to school bag some Nordic swag, with design focused around hauling everything from binders to irons. The Start backpack features elastic straps on the outside to carry your skis and pol …

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App Gap by Ian Torchia

Posted by Ian Torchia on Sep 9th 2020

App Gap by Ian Torchia

Two weeks ago I competed in the App Gap rollerski race put on by the New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) up the Appalachian Gap mountain pass on matched Swenor rollerskis. In normal times, the …

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​August Update With Hannah Rudd!

Posted by Hannah Rudd on Aug 31st 2020

​August Update With Hannah Rudd!

Hello everyone!!The past month or so has been quite busy for me and has brought some great progression in my training. This summer the BSF PRO Team was able to train a lot with a great squad of colleg …

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Meet The Impressive Lucas Bourgoyne

Posted by Lucas Bourgoyne on Aug 25th 2020

Meet The Impressive Lucas Bourgoyne

My name is Lucas Bourgoyne and I ride for the Elevate Webiplex Pro Cycling, the #1 rated professional cycling team in America. My cycling career has been pretty short and sweet as I am only 19, but th …

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Traveling Back Part 1

Posted by Garrott Kuzzy on Aug 25th 2020

Traveling Back Part 1

Traveling BackWith international travel and racing on hold, we are reaching back 10 years into the archives to share this 2010 update from Ski Post travel commentator, Garrott Kuzzy. He currently runs …

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​Will Your Skis Pass The Test?

Posted by FIS Press Release, Karmen M. Whitham on Aug 25th 2020

​Will Your Skis Pass The Test?

UPDATE: FIS HAS POSTPONED THE FLUOROBAN UNTIL THE 2021 SEASON. click hereHow To Clean Fluorinated Substances To Pass USST and FIS RulesRecommended cleaning of used equipment from fluorinated subs …

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A Template For Youth Skiing with MYSL

Posted by Karmen M. Whitham on Aug 14th 2020

A Template For Youth Skiing with MYSL

MyXC (Minnesota Youth Ski League) was founded in 1993 with a team of volunteers that included former US Ski Team Coach, Steve Gaskill. It's now the largest youth cross-country skiing program in the co …

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Summer Training Updates With Max Durtschi

Posted by Max Durtschi on Aug 14th 2020

Summer Training Updates With Max Durtschi

So far my summer training season has been filled with adventure and wonderful moments spent with my fiancé and her family. I have been based in northern Minnesota, where I have enjoyed exploring the n …

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​Why Are Start's Pole Tips So Tiny?

Posted by Andrew Gerlach on Aug 14th 2020

​Why Are Start's Pole Tips So Tiny?

Start's Race series pole tips are only 8mm in diameter to provide its users with the most durable poles, with the best swing weight, at each price point. While most poles use 10mm tips, Start goes 2mm …

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Summer Update -Ian Torchia

Posted by Ian Torchia on Aug 6th 2020

Summer Update -Ian Torchia

Hey all, As I begin August after a mid-summer break from Stratton, I look back on the past months of training and reflect on what I did well, what I didn't execute well, and what I can improve on. Tra …

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Big Weeks 101

Posted by Andy Newell courtesy of Nordic Team Solutions on Aug 5th 2020

Big Weeks 101

Mid-Summer is the season for big volume training weeks. Most skiers have gradually built their training base for the past 12 weeks and will now schedule a few higher volume weeks before decreasing hou …

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Sophie's Favorite Workouts

Posted by Sophie Caldwell-Hamilton on Aug 5th 2020

Sophie's Favorite Workouts

It's been a different kind of summer this year without any travel or national team camps. While I miss seeing my teammates who live in other parts of the country, I'm lucky to have a really strong gro …

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Shop Talk: What To Do When Your Wheel Wear Out

Posted by Jacob Huseby on Aug 5th 2020

Shop Talk: What To Do When Your Wheel Wear Out

Congratulations, you have achieved the distinction of skiing enough to wear down your wheels to the point where they need to be replaced. The question is... when the rubber hits the road, what wheels …

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KLAEBO RUN

Posted by Karmen M. Whitham on Jul 27th 2020

KLAEBO RUN

As a high school coach and someone who teaches new skiers, I read "uphill running" and my mind screeches in alert "this is a classic case of "'you need to know the rules before you can break the rules …

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