It is the most popular move on flat terrains in the classic technique.
As the name says, the double-poling technique consists in pushing simultaneously on the two poles without using the legs. Until now it was reserved to the flat sections of the track, but since a few years the trend is to start a race with classic unwaxed skis or even skating skis and run the entire race with the only strength of the arms.
The technique is a basic technique of classic cross-country skiing but it won’t be doable on every terrain, when the uphill is too steep is it impossible to only use your arms.
This year came up the first “double-poling” ski made by Fischer, a classic ski designed be pushed exclusively by the poles.
This trend goes with the evolution of the sport, it may not be the most beautiful technique compared to a graceful classic step, but it can be extremely effective if you have the skills it requires.