Several persons have helped me get to the understanding
of skating presented on this website -- and helped me to become more effective and
have more fun in my own skating. They are in no way accountable for the
mistakes and misunderstandings which remain here, and I hope I am lucky to
gain insights of such quality from them and other skaters in the future.
Janne G of Sweden -- His excellent work in selecting skate technique videos
and making them available on the Web made it possible to objectively
analyze the techniques of the elite racers -- and his specific insights
and suggestions have been very valuable to me.
Jay Wenner, Jim Grau,
Rob Bradlee -- They gave me specific suggestions and ideas in notes and
conversations which helped me immediately, and then led to deeper
insights of the physics and biomechanics. Several other contributors to
the rec.skiing.nordic newsgroup have given me specific suggestions and
encouragement -- I'll get better at pulling their names out of old posts
and emails and putting them up on this page.
Pete Vordenberg -- Their
enthusiastic investigation and diligent public communication of how
skating and skiing works have helped me and many other skaters, and gave me
ideas and stimulation toward a deeper understanding of the underlying
Chad Hedrick, Tomas Alsgaard,
Eddy Matzger --
Their wonderful skating performances showed me whole new ways to try to
Sharon -- Companion of many adventures together. The
one who got me seriously interested in cross-country skiing, contributed
many conversations about skating technique, and stood in the cold to
capture many videos of my ski-skating.
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