Nordic Exchange Project, Fall 2006
- Robert Courtney
- David Drennan
- Chris Klabes
- Christa Miller-Shelley
- Alix Toothman
- Brian Hendrickson
Elite Nordic skiers currently lack the means for affordable indoor specific double pole training, in which they can practice both the motion and increase strength.
We propose to design a machine using two moving treads and two flywheels within a plywood frame to fulfill the above specifications.
Need for New Device
The top two specs lacking among the current state of the art were "realistic ski feel" and "adjustable resistance."
"I'd say the ability to use poles (ones own poles hopefully) is what would make this stand out from other poling simulation machines currently on the market or that can be easily constructed."
—Joe Connelly, St Michael's College
A plywood frame with two moving treads and a resistance mechanism.
Watch the Nordic Exchange Video on YouTube.