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"Cross-country skiers are made in summer" - and how? With rollerskis!
Ski rolling is an increasingly popular summer endurance sport. Roller skiing has been around for several decades. It was originally developed as a summer training for cross-country skiers using classic technique. With the advent of the skating technique, special roller skis were developed for this. In the process, roller skiing was transformed from a training discipline to a competitive sport.
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A roller ski consists of a spar (usually aluminum) and two to four wheels, depending on the model. The center distance is usually 530 to 700 mm. The roll width varies from 20 to approx. 70 mm. The rims are usually made of aluminum or plastic and are equipped with pads made of rubber or polyurethane. For the skating technique, the rollers are mounted in a row. The models for classic technology have a roller at the front and one or two rollers at the back. Because of the large center distance with the small roller size, roller skis are only for trips on smooth surfaces, e.g. B. asphalt, suitable. However, there are also roller skis for use on forest and forest paths. These are called off-road roller skis. They roll on rubber or pneumatic tires with diameters between 130 and 150 millimeters.
- Double-decker push
- Double-decker push with an intermediate step
- Diagonal step
THE ROLLERS SKIS
- Ice skating step (without use of sticks)
- Skating 1: 2 - a stick insert for every second step - with active arm swing
- Skating 1: 1 - a stick insert for each leg print
- Skating 1: 2 - a stick insert for every second step - (with guide arm)
- Half-skate step (HSS)
- Diagonal skating
For skating, you usually choose a roller ski with a center distance of 530 to 610 mm, two to four wheels per stile, poles with asphalt tips and skating shoes suitable for the binding. The difference between a competition scooter and a training scooter is the width and size of the wheels and the choice of surface (PU or rubber) with different rolling resistances as well as the choice of the main material: aluminum or carbon.
For the classic technique, roller skis with a center distance of 700 mm and two or three wheels are used. The sticks should be about the length of your height × 0.85 (shoulder high). You can use a normal cross-country ski boot. The roller roller has two wheels with a width of up to 70 mm. The tricycle scooter has one wheel at the front and two wheels at the back. The wheels on at least one axle must have a backstop for pushing off. Wheels up to a diameter of 100 mm are driven.
There is also a classic roller ski whose central wheel with a backstop is only pressed when the footprint is on the ground. With the middle wheel, the bar can be longer (center distance 900 mm), which means that the roller ski looks more like a ski and better handling on bumpy and rough roads.
Combination models for both techniques
There are also so-called Combi Roller skis. The center distance is between that of skating and classic models (for example 640 mm). The wheel size is approx. Ø 80 × 40 mm. With these scooters, both skating and classic techniques can be performed. Depending on the technique, the appropriate stick length should be used.
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