Biomechanics of crosscountry skiing.

  title={Biomechanics of crosscountry skiing.},
  author={Guy A. Smith},
  journal={Sports medicine},
  volume={9 5},
The mechanics of crosscountry skiing involve a complex interaction between the kinematic characteristics of the movement patterns and the kinetic relationships driving the motion. Crosscountry skiing techniques have been the subject of some biomechanical research, primarily involving the traditional diagonal stride technique. In the 1980s, skiers have developed several new approaches to moving across snow. These skating techniques rely on the generation of force from ski placements at an angle… CONTINUE READING