Cross country skiing in the summer
Cross-country skiing - an experience in winter and summer!
The fascination of cross-country skiing
Cross-country skiing has emerged as a nordic winter sport and quickly conquered the whole world. Hardly any other sport exudes so much fascination as this one!
Over the years, new techniques have been developed, tested and rejected over and over again. Finally, the styles classic and skating have established themselves in the cross-country skiing scene.
Cross-country skiing is the basic sport for the globally popular sport biathlon. In combination with ski jumping, cross-country skiing forms the nordic combined sport, another sport that attracts many fans. The sport attracts many fans in the winter, whether at the Olympic Games, the World Cup or the World Cup. Every year, thousands of pilgrims visit the venues. It is also remarkable that no other sport attracts more people in front of the TV sets in the winter months! The advantage of cross-country skiing knows no age limits, no performance limits. The fascination of cross-country skiing reaches more and more fans in addition to the pros, and turns active spectators into active cross-country skiers. However, cross-country skiing in summer is not as popular or well-known.
Cross-country skiing techniques
Classic cross-country skiing - the original technique!
The original technique in cross-country skiing is the classic technique. It is particularly suitable for beginners. But even for a sporty runner she is irreplaceable. The straight-line movements in a guided lane provide a high level of security for beginners. Here he can learn the coordinatively demanding sport relaxed. The experienced cross-country skier should cultivate the classic cross-country skiing for skating due to the straight-lined muscular load.
The classic cross-country skiing consists essentially of three main techniques:
Here, arms and legs move in a so-called cross coordination. Important for learning the correct impression moment is the right pole use, the correct posture in different gradient conditions and the body weight shift when gliding. Scope of application are all gradients and even stretches.Cross country skiing classic diagonal stride
The double pole technique describes how the name says the pole insert of both sticks at the same time. The important thing here is the right pole insert next to the foot and the pushing of the sticks up to the hand opening. Here comes the strong triceps muscle used. Also, the trunk muscles should help with correct execution of the double pole technique. The double pole thrust is used in flat to slightly sloping terrain.Cross country skiing classic double pole
Kick Double Pole
The kick double pole with intermediate step is the fastest technique. It is a combination of diagonal stride and double pole technique. The hard part is finding the right rhythm. A double pole thrust is combined with a diagonal stride at the same time. This should be practiced alternately by experienced cross-country skiers on both sides.Cross country skiing classic kick double pole
Cross-country skiing technique of modern times?
In fact, the skating technique is very popular and not only thanks to our successful biathletes. The speed and the high training effect play a big role. Special skating cross-country boots, longer poles and skating skis are needed for this. Three techniques also exist in the skating technique.
Here, the pole is used for the skating step on a selected page. (right or left) The poles are used simultaneously with the attachment of the ski. The stock-keeping is here asymmetrical. There is a clear guide hand using the stick next to the body. The opposite floor supports by deeper use the thrust on the guide hand. When terrain changes and to relieve the guide hand should be changed. Especially on climbs you need the 2:1 cross country technique, but also beginners are taught this technique first.Cross country skating 2:1
Here the skating is supported by putting the poles on the right side as well as on the left. Important here is the staggered use of skis and poles. A long gliding phase is essential. Up- and down movement and leg extension support the dynamics in legwork. This technique is used in slightly rising, flat or falling terrain.Cross country skating 1:1
This is the fastest technique. Here is a 1: 1 rhythm on one side. On the opposite side of the pole use and there is only a skating step used. On this side also the gliding leg extension should be applied. It is important when using the pole that the arms are stretched backwards, whereas in all other techniques the arm work ends at the hip. This technique is used in flat and falling terrain.Cross country skating 1:2
Cross country skiing in the summer
Cross-country skiing in the summer is not yet one of the sports that enjoy great popularity. Why?
Maybe it's because so many types of rollerski exist in the market? Or is it the danger of falling?
Skike, crossskate, inlineskating, skiroller and Rollerski? What do I do in the summer to train cross-country skiing? This question is asked a few athletes and cross-country skiers frequently. We try to shed some light on the darkness.
The alternatives for cross-country skiing in the summer at a glance:
Cross skates are a variant of cross-country skiing in summer. The rollers are here on the spar, one behind and one in front. These are filled with air. Therefore, you can also roll over rough terrain. You can start here with normal shoes. The cross-country binding is already available, so to speak. Various brake systems complete the cross skates and allow fast to come to a halt. Together with cross-country skis you can do skating cross-country skiing. Other cross skates with backstops also allow the classic technology. Nordic Cross Skating originated as a term for the use of poles with the cross skates. There are several models and manufacturers on the market, including SRB and Skike.
Skike is a widely used term and well-known name is a private label and hence the term "skiken". With their specially developed devices, they shape their own sport, this falls under the term cross skate. The Skike, like the Cross Skate, has a shoe mount that you can climb into with any shoe. The shoes are fastened by means of buckles. At the back and in front there is a pneumatic wheel on each side of the bar. Skiking is also practiced with the help of poles and therefore belongs to the nordic sports, cross-country skiing. With the Skikes it is possible to brake with an integrated calf brake. Skiking is similar to cross-country skiing, but offers no alternative for summer, because there is a much shorter skating phase.
Everyone knows inline skates! But they are not suitable for cross-country skiing in the summer. As a rule, you do not use poles for inline skating, even if you often see athletes on the streets. The gliding phase, the driving behavior and the posture differ partly completely from the cross-country technique. Getting used to the winter is therefore difficult. The hard-trained cross-country skiing technique should not suffer in the summer. There are better alternatives for cross-country skiing in summer.
Roller skates are shoes with bottom-mounted rollers. Roller skating, including inline skating, is widespread and has been established on the market for decades. But these sports have nothing to do with cross-country skiing. They are practiced completely without sticks. Nordic Blading has become more and more modern in recent years. Nordic Blading refers to a sport in combination with poles and inline skates.
Rollerskis are the recognized alternatives for cross-country skiing in summer by the international ski cross-country skiing association. Where both terms are the same. A spar and behind and in front a role and the bindings as they are known from cross-country skiing, characterize a rollerski. For classic and skating there are separate rollerskis or combi models. For binding, shoes and poles the same material is used as in winter. By default, you can only slow down with a roller ski with the "snow plow" from the winter. This makes it for many cross-country skiers, especially in amateur sports, impossible to use such rollerski in the summer. Remedy creates an additional brake.
Cross-country skiing in the summer for everyone
We asked ourselves - do the amateur sportsmen, full-body athletes, triathletes, cross-country skiers in the summer?
Cross-country skiing is a sport that fascinates more and more people in winter. Not just as a workout to stay fit. Numerous competitions for everyone can register an increase in participants. The most famous hobbies King Ludwig run, Koasalauf, Marcialoga and Engadine Skimarathon and many more enjoy today a large starting field. Up to 5000 participants in various competitions duel. The cross-country skiing areas in the Thuringian Forest, Bavarian Forest, Allgäu, Seefeld etc. attract cross-country skiers in droves. But as we all know, the winters are getting shorter and shorter ... and why do the athletes avoid this wonderful sport in summer?
This is where Team ComfortskateS comes in:
We have succeeded in developing an innovative, three-wheeled rollerski called ComfortskateS. The two wheels in the rear area of the bar increases stability for the athlete on the rollerski. At the same time a great similarity to the impression behavior of cross-country skis is achieved. Each wheel is individually sprung. This results in the possibility of being able to individually adjust the ComfortskateS depending on the level and feeling of the athlete.
The ComforskateS rollerski is a product for all athletes. But especially for beginners and cross learners will feel comfortable with it. A unique product with 98% ski similarity and a safe ride in any situation. An additional brake provides more safety. Borrow our ComfortskateS and see for yourself!
In summary, we have managed to bring the beautiful cross-country experience of the winter months with its lovely landscapes in the summer months with beautiful mild climate and green landscapes with.
Comparison of alternatives for cross-country skiing in summer
Similarity to cross-country skiing:
Absolute ski similarity in comparison with the cross-country ski in winter has only the rollerski ComfortskateS. With 3 wheels, one wheel at the front and two wheels at the rear, the same feeling of balance arises on the ski. That is not enough. With the ComfortskateS beginners in this sport can achieve even more secure stamina than in winter. This is ensured by the adjusting screws on the back of the rollerski. If you turn the outer screw far in, the rollerski ComfortskateS is incredibly safe. This is also due to the positive camber of the two rear wheels.
Nevertheless, the experienced driver is not too short. The ComfortskateS offers the possibility of much and little sense of balance to adjust hard and soft tension conditions. The exact adjustability of the running style are factors that are unique compared to skike, cross skates and other roller skate products. On two-wheeled skis and skikes, it is incredibly unsafe and tilty, which leads to great difficulty especially for beginners with weak muscles.
Suspension and impression behavior:
Now, when you first look at experts, there is always the opinion you can not skate with two wheels at the back. Yes that was so far! The Rollerski ComfortskateS is mechanically based on the cross-country ski with its independent suspension. The printability and (active impression) can only be achieved with the ComfortskateS rollerski. You can see athletes, who are already skiers or inline skates and slip away in the winter with the impression of skiing. But even beginners in terms of cross-country skiing have the problem. Here one learns with the rollerski ComfortskateS at the impression the active tilting of the device. All two-wheeled roller skis are already at the edge of the impression and thus an active learning effect is excluded. In this respect, the rollerski ComfortskateS is a real revolution. With the cross-country binding of winter and the usual shoe one experiences a 1:1 feeling.
Brakes with rollerskis:
Braking with rollerskis is possible as in winter with the so-called "snow plow". However, this braking technique is not well suited for the summer, as the braking distance is too long. One reason for many to do without roller skiing. For our ComfortskateS we have developed a solution together with the company Wahia. The adapted brake pad, which is mounted on the Wahia calf brake, brakes on two wheels instead of other cross skates on a bike. Here in the video you can see how easy it is to come to a halt with the additional brake. We recommend the brake to everyone, especially if you are on cycle paths a lot on bike paths or in cities moves. Order here as well.