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skating step click to hear : skating step

Technique that allows the cross-country skier to drive forward by pushing to the side like a skater; it is faster than the diagonal step.
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gliding phase click to hear : gliding phase

Transition phase between two pushes; the skier returns the take-off leg to its initial position while moving the support ski forward.

skating kick click to hear : skating kick

Side kick executed by leaning on the inside of one ski while keeping the body weight on the other ski.

diagonal step click to hear : diagonal step

Classic cross-country skiing technique; the skis remain parallel except in sharp turns or steep climbs.

pushing phase click to hear : pushing phase

Rapid repetition of the pushing phase increases the skier’s speed.

gliding phase click to hear : gliding phase

Transition phase between two pushes; the skier returns the take-off leg to its initial position while moving the support ski forward.

pushing phase click to hear : pushing phase

Thrusting movement that begins by quickly pushing the take-off leg backwards; the skier alternates this movement from one leg to the other.