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Jun 22, 2021 4:51 PM # 
Really good article about ski orienteering on today.
Point to Point: The Basics of Ski Orienteering
Jun 22, 2021 10:32 PM # 
I'll be attending my first ski O event in about two months' time and reading that article is about all the training I'll get beforehand. I've never been skiing before.
Jun 22, 2021 10:43 PM # 
That's okay, other Australians have gone skiing with no experience.
Jun 23, 2021 3:15 PM # 
Thanks Brian! Here's a previous FasterSkier article on the US team way back in 2011 which is now a long time ago!

This is an interesting recent piece that FasterSkier did about athlete development that features Katherine Stewart-Jones, daughter of former Canadian orienteering nat team athlete Kevin Jones. This looks at the challenges of building good technique:
Jun 24, 2021 4:45 AM # 
@tRicky, just shuffle round on skis and you will beat me, ask O-ing.

I'm not even going to read that article (in a bid to preserve my head-to-head record against O-ing).
Jun 24, 2021 12:18 PM # 
Lucky I only remember 1 year' results back. I shouldn’t have to read either, looks my technique is good enough.
Jun 24, 2021 1:23 PM # 
Do you remember one year back that the event was cancelled?
Jun 24, 2021 1:40 PM # 
Actually tRicky question on mtb-o and athlete development. Any lessons learned either from or for ski-orienteering?
Jun 25, 2021 1:25 AM # 
Nev, As around the block so many times as I have been the article's reference to technical deficits and mechanical issues rings fresh with me. Among many other things it helps explain why I'm not improving my abysmal golf play. Perhaps I'll be better able to target my attempts at improvement. Thanks for sharing.
Jun 28, 2021 5:16 PM # 
Still kind of amazed that SkiWOC happened this year. I don't think there was much if any discussion of the US sending a delegation.
Jun 29, 2021 1:17 AM # 
Well all the other WOCs are still happening (WMTBOC was a couple of weeks ago) and the US doesn't seem averse to sending a team to WOC. Aus isn't sending teams to any this year.
Jun 29, 2021 1:38 AM # 
(not from Australia, anyway - we do have one Europe-based athlete at WOC, unless he's pulled out?)
Jun 29, 2021 7:09 PM # 
At the time US residents couldn't travel to Europe.
Jul 25, 2021 2:08 PM # 
Thanks for the great article bmay!! This past winter I *started* to get a handle on skate skiing as I had been a lifelong classic skier until then. I tried a ski-O course in Colorado once using my classic skis and I found it was a lot harder than it looks. When I tried skate skiing it also was harder than it looked to me. Hoping I can try my hand at some ski-O courses in the future and this article gives me more of a nudge, thanks!

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