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Herringbone Skate

Postby davidb » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:51 pm

I've been working on my herringbone lately. Problem is, I'm getting glide (even though I'm edging) when "V" angle is significantly less than 15 degrees: really hard not to get a little. Am I skating?

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Re: Herringbone Skate

Postby Magnus Johansson » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:55 am

davidb wrote:I've been working on my herringbone lately. Problem is, I'm getting glide (even though I'm edging) when "V" angle is significantly less than 15 degrees: really hard not to get a little. Am I skating?

If you are gliding on an edge, you are skating.

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Re: Herringbone Skate

Postby JeffOYB » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:23 am

I've posted here before, and also posted a video to YT, showing how I can do a gliding herringbone without using any edge. It is easy and it helps me lower the slope angle to get better grip. ...But it's an illegal move. The limiter isn't if you are edging. In classic skiing you are only allowed to power the skis to glide when they are parallel. (Except for limited corner moves.) This rule helps KISS for judges. ...Thankfully, unofficial skiers just out having fun or racing unofficial events can enjoy this extra move. Since it's illegal it's not taught -- even though few skiers will ever race and it is a very handy and pleasant technique. (Like several other techniques that are very useful but not fastest for elites and so are not part of any instruction program. ...I have videos showing those, too.)
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