Steve Barnett's uphill pole plant

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Steve Barnett's uphill pole plant

Postby Piggy » Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:58 pm

In Cross Country Downhill, Steve Barnett instructs to initiate a tele turn by planting uphill pole to push your currently-rear ski forward, the kind of dynamic you'd want from a kayak paddle. ALL tele skiers I've seen plant downhill pole to initiate turns like the alpine styles. Maybe there's a place for both methods? Can anyone set me straight? Many thanks.
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Re: Steve Barnett's uphill pole plant

Postby lowangle al » Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:13 pm

Piggy I think that a lot of the stuff from that era is obsolete because of a combination of better gear and additional years of experience. Go with an alpine style poleplant.

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Re: Steve Barnett's uphill pole plant

Postby Rodbelan » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:04 am

If you read carefully XCD and Other Stories, it is not exclusive. He is advocating both methods depending on the terrain...

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