Fasterskier.com’s staff was impressed when we read in a recent article in Norwegian SkiSport by Ola Svenneby that 80-year old master skier Bjorn Kvale bought skate rollerskis last year.
Svenneby points out that age should not be a hinder to enjoy rollerskiing and is using Kvale as an example that we should be hungry for knowledge and strive to learn and improve at any age.
Kvale can skate relatively well on snow and that’s an advantage when you start rollerskiing, but it also tells a lot about his attitude, says Ola Svenneby.
Svenneby is encouraging Norwegian masters skiers to rollerski more and to spend more time improving their technique during the summer. He further point out the need for spending more time training for skating (on rollerskis), especially if you are planning on participating in skate races this winter.