Measuring skier watts?

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Measuring skier watts?

Postby JeffOYB » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:28 pm

I feel I've brought this up before but I did a search and came up empty.

Is there a handy way for skiers to measure watts? I would think that one of those skiable treadmills could just have a wattmeter on it and however fast you could get it going would tell you.

I recall discussing this somewhere and folks saying it wouldn't work.

You can easily measure watts on a bike. ...What about a poling machine? A Nordic Track? If you can somehow be making an axle turn can't you just hook up a wattmeter to it?

If this can be readily measured -- and is -- I wonder what kind of watts skiers put out. Coz they're using both arms and legs.
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Re: Measuring skier watts?

Postby dcpattie » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:20 am

The concept 2 skierg measures watts perfectly. Best exercise investment ever! And if you're wondering why Sadie Bjornsen is killing it thus far I think the skierg is a good place to start!
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Re: Measuring skier watts?

Postby JeffOYB » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:24 am

cool -- now they need to add in a leg machine and add the watts from that.

what kind of watts do skiers generate on the ski erg 2?
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Re: Measuring skier watts?

Postby dcpattie » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:43 pm

JeffOYB wrote:cool -- now they need to add in a leg machine and add the watts from that.

what kind of watts do skiers generate on the ski erg 2?


When pushing hard I can average ~ 275 watts for a 5k which takes about 18 mins.
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Re: Measuring skier watts?

Postby bmullin » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:21 pm

I'm not sure a true full power meter exists for nordic skiing. As previously indicated, ski ergs do it.

This patent was filed in the last year or so though. Again, a brief skimming I believe it is only for poling power and doesn't get the full workout if you stride or skate.

https://www.google.com/patents/WO2017139897A1?cl=en


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