Do all top rollerski racers also race on snow?

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Do all top rollerski racers also race on snow?

Postby JeffOYB » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:40 pm

Is rollerski racing enough of its own separate sport that it sees some elites who do not do snow skiing? Or is that crazy.
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Re: Do all top rollerski racers also race on snow?

Postby Magnus Johansson » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:02 pm

I don't know of any top roller skier that does not also compete on snow. Some skiers are more successful in roller skiing than in regular skiing though.

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Re: Do all top rollerski racers also race on snow?

Postby Neuro » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:03 am

Same here. Interestingly, there are also snow skiers who excel at rollerski, and from what I can see, there's a lot do with their extreme toe push-off.

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Re: Do all top rollerski racers also race on snow?

Postby davidb » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:15 pm

Toe push-off?

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Re: Do all top rollerski racers also race on snow?

Postby Neuro » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:30 pm

This is for skating. Instead of ending the push with the whole foot lifting as one, it's extended where the toes do the final push.

Coaches I've heard, say either one is just as good on snow as there is anyway a certain 'washout' when the grip is lost on snow, but perhaps on rollerski with top grip, the toe push-off is better. Maybe that's the difference why snow skiers aren't topping the rollerski competitions and vice versa.


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