Rollerski Jura

3 Oct

Cool rollerski footage from the Jura Mountains in France, not far from where the Transjurassienne ski race takes place. The guy in blue and white is Olivier from the Roll’x inline skate wheel and rollerski manufacturer.

It’s really interesting to train with harder polyurethane racing wheels like the ones I bought in France from Roll’x. Skating at higher speeds, particularly when climbing, encourages smoother technique. With slower rubber wheels I get impatient and increase my step frequency too much. Moreover, racing wheels have a sharp contour so they track really well on the pavement.

The only issue with the new wheels is that they go fast. Really fast! But that’s exactly what you want for a rollerski race on a safe circuit where cars are not a problem.

On the other hand, maybe you can just try the speed reduction techniques adapted to harder P.U. wheels that Olivier demonstrates in the video.

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