Anyone CAT Skiing? ...I am! : )

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Re: Anyone CAT Skiing? ...I am! : )

Postby JeffOYB » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:32 pm

seems to be working

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Re: Anyone CAT Skiing? ...I am! : )

Postby fred38 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:58 am

Pat wrote:I mostly use mine on a packed dirt trail so I don't know see any problem using them on a dirt road. Actually I think using on some uneven surfaces is good so you work some of the smaller stability muscles that may not be getting the love on a smoother surface. One thing I like doing with them is sprints/intervals on a baseball field. I start at home plate and pretty much run the bases with the CAT Skis. Reverse the direction and repeat. Phew -- 10 hard repeats will get you sucking wind.

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I'm living in french alps, i'm enthusiast xc ski racer.
I've bought catski more than tree years ago.
I don't use catski anymore because this ski are very, very heavy consequently the speed is very slow and in my area this is challenging to find tracks without holes, roots, rocks and pebbles.
Pebbles and rocks damage quickly catski grippers (below the catski). On hard track catski are weak. The best places will be probably sand or dirty tracks but this doesn't exists without a lot of stone in french alps.
I prefer skiing with old classic ski (lighter) on field grass but the glide will be poor.
I'll probably try again catski for sprint on small area but it is definitively not the substitute of rollerski.
With classic rollerski you'll work for arm with speed and effort closer from winter need.
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Re: Anyone CAT Skiing? ...I am! : )

Postby JeffOYB » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:50 am

The fact that they are heavy and slow is irrelevant. They are designed to train and teach classic skiing. Your speed comes when you are on the snow. They reward good kick and penalize bad kick. They are far more safe and stable than any regular rollerski but I suppose you do need to find a tolerable surface for them. If it's too uneven that can be a problem I suppose.
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