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    I'm hoping you can give me a few pointers on maximizing my start. Not so much the skating and poling but the initial launch out of the gate. I've never mastered a kick start and my attempts usually result in an upward launch rather than a forward motion. Last season I experimented with simply "falling forward" and using upper body strength to get the run going but I still feel I'm needlessly losing precious tenths. Any guidance you could provide would be greatly appreciated!

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    I just think to extend my body as long as possible out of the starting gate. Use my leverage to get over my poles then put all my efforts into poles and push as hard as I can.
    When your extending you body try to bring your skis to a parallel plane with the start ramp then push with your arms. Sling your feet though the wand then skate and pole your brains out. We have found that one pole plant for every skate is the fastest.

    I'm hoping you can give me a few pointers on maximizing my start. Not so much the skating and poling but the initial launch out of the gate. I've never mastered a kick start and my attempts usually result in an upward launch rather than a forward motion. Last season I experimented with simply "falling forward" and using upper body strength to get the run going but I still feel I'm needlessly losing precious tenths. Any guidance you could provide would be greatly appreciated![/b]

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    Thanks Steven. That gives me something to work on this season.

    And thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts with the NASTAR community.
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    No worries, enjoy the season and race fast.

    Thanks Steven. That gives me something to work on this season.

    And thanks for taking the time to your thoughts with the NASTAR community.[/b]

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