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SolutionFlick your Wrists to keep poles readyBoth hands must be ready—in a position where you can see them both in your peripheral vision.

Solution

Flick your Wrists to keep poles ready

Both hands must be ready—in a position where you can see them both in your peripheral vision.

Mike's hands remain in the same position relative to his eyes, yet his pole's tip and basket have swung forward— in front of him.

Mike’s hands remain in the same position relative to his eyes, yet his pole’s tip and basket have swung forward— in front of him.

Mike's hands move a bit, but his arms stay quiet. Too much arm movement can rotate your torso and hips—the kiss of death in soft snow.

Mike’s hands move a bit, but his arms stay quiet. Too much arm movement can rotate your torso and hips—the kiss of death in soft snow.

Pole action establishes rhythm and balance. But pole movement must be disciplined and continuous. Note that Mike starts to swing his right pole even…

Pole action establishes rhythm and balance. But pole movement must be disciplined and continuous. Note that Mike starts to swing his right pole even as he plants his left. This keeps the flow going.