I posed the original question a few days about V2 technique and I want
to follow-up with everyone.
I went out rollerskiing yesterday in Central Park and actively tried
to monitor my balance and gliding. Here is what I noticed, my balance
is very good for V2alt and V1 becuase my body has a certain rhythm and
balance that is accustomed to those techniques. I tried the V2 for a
while and just couldn't seem to find any sustainable rhythm, which in
turn throws off my balance. Or maybe because of balance I can't get
the rhythm, but either way I think it is becaue of the rhythm/balance
The second thing that I noticed is the position of my skis and how it
causes problems for V2. when i skate 'normally' (that is pole on my
LH side and glide on my right), i have a fluidity that just works.
when I go up hills, I pole on my RH side and herringbone a bit. When
I'm on flat sections and try to V2, my natural instinct is to
herringbone a bit on my RH side - and this slight herringbone throws
off my rhythm, and hence my balance (or vice versa).
If i really concentrate on V2 I can do it fine, but I don't yet have
the fluidity (and hence confidence, or maybe that is backwards too)
for V2. but the first days are the hardest days. i'll guess i'll
continue to work on my balance, confidence, gliding and ski
i guess i'll need to continue to watch perolof10 and concentrate on
ps. Do you think John Edward of Crossing Over fame can help me
channel Per Olof better? ;-)