Dialing the V1 Skate

The V1 is a bit unnatural, but it is the foundation of efficient skating. It's crucial to get the timing right.

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So now we know the names of the basic forms of skate skiing, and eventually we'll get into developing a solid V2 skate, but it's super important to get the V1 right because you'll spend more time in the V1 than any other stroke, and you'll spend the most fatiguing parts of your ski in the V1. The later point is obvious