Video: Ultimate Fun on Skinny Skis

Cross-country skiing today, I watched my son show off his ever-expanding nordic skills. In addition to skiing faster and stronger, those skills now include jumping, attempting tricks, and skiing down a hard-packed sledding hill on his skinny skis.

Watching my kid attempt 360s on the trail brought to mind the video below, "The Ultimate Skiing Showdown" by xczone.tv.

"The Ultimate Skiing Showdown" was a finalist at the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Consider it a fun and potentially inspiring start to your week.

 

 

There's also a stunts reel version:

 

Now I have to wonder. Does showing these videos to a grade schooler count as positive motivation toward a lifetime of active outdoor pursuits and challenges? Or did I just suggest he try jumping off more stuff, including trees?

Comments

BigSmoke
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201 forum posts
February 20, 2011 at 11:36 p.m. (EST)

Worth watching. Amazing what these guys can do on a set of CC skis.

Alicia
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February 21, 2011 at 8:19 a.m. (EST)

Yes, my most impressive cross-country feat is pulling a kid in a pulk, with the other grabbing on to hitch a ride.

It's not worth watching though, even with a soundtrack.

OttoStover
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239 forum posts
February 21, 2011 at 10:38 p.m. (EST)

Agreed funny, but I would not try any of the tricks myself. That skating technic is also too hard for me, and not good for skiing with a pack which i do when skiing backcountry. I only use traditional kick-and-glide.

But admittedly I have done some spectacular stunts in my time, only very glad that noone had a camera and caught me then. LOL.

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