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Announcing: Type B Coaching!

You're not a Type A personality? Don't worry! Oh, you don't worry, anyway. Good!

You still might benefit from some skills development if you wanna do outdoor sports. They do all involve skills after all! Nobody can do them automatically, except at the total-duffer not-actually-using-the-gear level…

Latest Articles

How to XC Ski -- You'll Be Amazed to Learn How it Really Works!

I've been studying XC skiing in all its forms for decades -- studying, enjoying, reveling-in, playing-with. These here are my teaching notes for CLASSIC SKIING -- striding -- regular XC…

How to Skate Ski -- "What you find about how easy it is will shock you!"

I've been studying XC skiing in all its forms for decades. These here are my teaching notes for SKI SKATING. (I'll post something similar for CLASSIC…

You Won't Believe the Tiny Move that Makes Skiing Great!

(I love clickbait headlines! :) ) So in my skiing observations and my ski classes, I'm thinking this is the ONE MAIN thing that if people would do it would totally boost their experience…

Backyard Ski Biathlon: More Fun than You'd Think!

Wow, what fun! We just did a little backyard ski biathlon yesterday with our Sheridan pellet gun. Our yard trail has good snow so I re-routed the course to leave half the yard free for a very simple shooting range…

Latest Products (under construction)

Momentum: Chasing the Olympic Dream

by Pete Vordenberg, US Team Head XC Coach Reg. list price $18. Paperback, with photos. 191 pages. What's So Special About This Ski Book? Momentum is "the best XC ski read ever," says Bob Gregg, editor of Master Skier magazine. ...

Pot Shots from a Grosse Ile Kitchen by Lucy & Sidney Corbett

Pot Shots from a Grosse Ile Kitchen by Lucy & Sidney Corbett ...

POTLUCK, a Florida smuggling thriller, Jack Rudloe, new

A modern-day small-town smuggling thriller written by an inside expert in the region, and published by OutYourBackdoor, here's a candid and realistic thriller about the interactions of small-town coastal fishermen, the special interests who ruined th...

Primitive Technology: Ancestral Skills, V.2, ed. by D. Wescott

Primitive Technology: Ancestral Skills, V.2, ed. by D. Wescott ...