3 x Olympic cross-country ski racer for 🇺🇸. Also love to ride bikes, ski powder, and smother my daughter with kisses.
Double pole kick is great for gradual terrain and testing the kick of your skis. Transcript: "I always find double pole. Kick is a really good gear for two applications. One either kind of gradual terrain, when maybe it's a little too steep to just double pole, but striding is maybe two to slow the gear for the grade and the other application is when you kind of want to test how well your skis are kicking going in. Into the bottom of a climb often times when you double pull straight into a striding gear. Sometimes, you might slip on that first stride. If the Snows little slick, if the conditions are a little slick if your wax isn't perfect. So by double pull kicking, you can actually kind of test out the kick a little bit because you're still mostly relying on your core and your arms. But Also, introducing your, your leg with a kick. So, those two places, I always find really helpful to double pull kick. I hope that helps"
I always loved skiing in any form, from cross-country to Alpine to Backcountry. It was my favorite way to get outside and enjoy the winter. Transcript: "My favorite sport growing up was always just skiing in general. Of course, I've always really loved. Cross-country skiing can't do it right now, but I think just any means of getting outside during the winter and sliding around was always my absolute favorite thing to do, whether it was cross-country, skiing Alpine, skiing Backcountry, skiing anything that Got me moving fast and efficiently on snow is always my favorite."
I'm Sammy Hamilton, a 35 year old Olympian from Aspen Colorado. I love to ski and do anything outdoors with my wife Sophie, who is also an Olympian, and 8 week old daughter. Transcript: "Hey, I'm Sammy Hamilton. I am 35 years old. I grew up in Aspen Colorado but I live just down the valley and Basalt Colorado. Now I'm a three-time Olympian and cross-country skiing, and my wife, Sophie as a two-time Olympian, cross-country skiing. And together, we have a daughter who is eight weeks old right now and she's the best. I love to be outdoors. I love to ski. I love to ride my bike. Anything outside? I love to do and that's me in a nutshell."