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Classic Diagonal Stride

“The classic diagonal stride looks like running or walking on skis, but with glide.”

PSIA Cross Country Team Member, Emily Lovett demonstrates Diagonal Stride.

Classic Uphill Diagonal Stride

“Uphill diagonal striding requires a few movement modifications, primarily in body position, which is generally more flexed in the lower body and more upright in the upper body.”

V1 Skate

“The V1 Skate can be used when the pace is slow and easy but is more suited to climbing steeper hills.”

V2 Skate

“The V2 skate technique with shorter and more frequent pole pushes provides great speed on flats and easy uphills.”