Braking with rollerskis

16 Oct

The best part of rollerskiing is having no brakes. Here’s a helpful video about rollerski braking technique. You might have to brush up on your Norwegian to understand it. But since hanging out with Norwegians is the shortest path to getting your feet stuck to these death traps, in ideal circumstances you’ll have already picked up a little vocabulary on the way.

For the Norwegian challenged, the main point seems to be to get your ankle WAY out over the ski for maximum snowplowing effectiveness. The video demo is done with classic rollerskis. Don’t know how effective this ankle position is with skate style rollerskis. Will try it out.

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