272p. Paper, Landscape format, indexed. This book, the most comprehensive text on cross country Ski Skating available today, is written by 11-times World Master Champion (1988-1998) and international Norwegian and Swedish top level coach, Einar Svensson. This superb text-of-choice for teaching, learning and improving ski skating technique on all levels of experience, for one of the fastest growing new winter sports in the world, is UP-TO-DATE, thorough, instructive, informative and easy to understand and follow. It's 350 color and black/white photos of recent World and Olympic Champion cross country skiers in the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics, Norway, and 1993 World Championships, Sweden, are presented in action sequences, with physical and mechanical analysis of 17 skating techniques, elaborate graphs and illustrations, and scientific test results. Topics are: basic skills and exercises, advanced techniques, detailed explanations of poling, skating and downhill techniques, criteria, terminology, ski skating history, environment, and special analyses of mechanics of skiing and skating movements using 72 professional quality illustrations and graphs. Includes results of wind tunnel testing and information on friction, and inertia.
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