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Cross Country Skier back issues
Prepping those new boards.(kick & GLIDE)
October 1, 2005... New skis bring with them the prospect of having a "fastest pair ever." But they'll only be fast if you prepare the bases correctly First, when you purchase your new skis, eyeball the skis carefully, looking for defects such as sidewall dents or cracks, top sheet cracks or base damage....
Downhill dryland.(technique & TRAINING)
October 1, 2005... Skiing in most locales requires that you go down hills as well as up hills and across the flats. Due to the wonder of gravity you have less time to learn how to go downhill by actually skiing down the hills than you have on the flats or up the hills. If you spend what little time you do...
The Tao of skiing--why skiing makes us happier.(balanced LIFE)
October 1, 2005... I am always suspect when I hear folks crediting anything other than paramedics with saving their Jives. But, much to my chagrin, the feel-good landscape (otherwise known as the motivational speaker circuit) is peopled by recovering addicts and near-suicides. They lay it on thick about how...
Fickle snow.(frozen WORLD)
October 1, 2005... Snow makes our world possible. Without snow we cannot ski: That's a fact, simple and irrefutable. As a cyclist needs road, a paddler water, a climber rock, we need snow. But here's the rub: We have no guarantee of snow. The cyclist, the paddler, the climber--they will find what they need....
Happy Birthday to Us! 25th anniversary.(fresh SNOW)
October 1, 2005... The 2005/2006 volume will be our fifth season as publisher of Cross Country Skier, but it also marks an auspicious anniversary for the magazine--its 25th year as the Journal of Nordic Skiing. We are proud to carry on the tradition begun decades ago in its predecessor Nordic Skier, edited...