Well we are in officially in the dog days of summer. To help combat the feeling that winter is still a long way off a couple times each year we strap on the rock skis and have at it.
This has been an ongoing tradition for the last five or six years. I'm not going to say we invented it because people have been skiing across the sand, grass, and sticks long before us, but it does seem that this "grass skiing" is catching on. Recently even some national teams have been posting video of grass skiing.
If you have not attempted grass skiing it is defiantly worth it as it provides a great workout, breaks up the roller skiing and is beneficial in terms of working on some techniques. We really like to simulate classic sprinting, and work on Herringbone technique.
Here is the link to the video from the most recent Wednesday Night World Championships of Grass Skiing. In the future this may become a reality! Let's just hope not!