Tags to Separate Skate vs Classic Nordic Skiing

Designate a separate activity tag for Classic skiing versus Skate skiing. 

 

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  • Can't search for Nordic ski segments.... only cycling/running..?

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  • I guess this should be available for Rollerskis as well...

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  • I really miss the seach options for skiing. Seperating classic and skating is also a good idea. Does anyone from the STRAVA-team read this? I guess it should't be difficult to do these improvements?

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  • Adding my vote! lumping skate and classic times into "Nordic skiing" doesn't do the sport justice.

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  • Last time I wrote in this thread was in 2012, now it's 2018! Looking forward to writing here again every 6 years until you've implemented it.

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  • Great idea.  CRs/KoMs for nordic/skate/classic would be a very welcome addition also.

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  • I agree with Anders and Fredrik--separating nordic into two categories is good, but what would be even better is being able to easily search for skiing segments and compare with friends! Features like KOM and PRs would be really motivating for my winter sport of choice as well. It doesn't seem like it should be that hard to add this basic functionality for an activity that has a lot of passion behind it. I know many nordic skiers use Strava for cycling and running in the summer, and would love to keep using the service in the same way once ski season rolls (glides?) around. How can we get on the radar of the Strava team? I'd love a response on where this request stands!
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  • Judging by previous comments, I'm not the only one wishing there was a specific activity option for xc-skiing, ie skating, classical and maybe roller skiing too and with all the bells and whistles as well.

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    • XC skiing classic
    • XC skiing skate
    • Rollerski classic
    • Rollerski skate
    • Statistics for the above

    Fix this and I'll also sign up for a premium account :-)

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  • Happy 2017.....please can we have 

    • Nordic ski classic
    • Nordic ski skate
    • Rollerski classic
    • Rollerski skate

    to replace the meaningless Nordic ski

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  • Yeah, I don't get the delay or the non-desire on Strava's part to get this done.  There's a separate category for fat biking now even, but not one for classic x-country and skate skiing?  Come on Strava!

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  • I doubt Strava is ever going to do anything about this, so I have decided to just use "Inline Skate" for Classic and "Nordic Ski" for skate.  Hey, at least I'll know the difference. Or should I just use "Windsurf Session"? That's definitely more needed than Classic.

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  • But also make them separate categories like running and cycling so that folks that track those items as well as they can w/ running and riding.

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  • Better search options for segments (explore, segments search), division of classic and skate, bug fix on achievements not appearing after a skitrip, PRs and KOMs/CRs list, and part of training calendar would be a great Christmas present for all the nordic skiers out there!

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  • I agree.  As we start to see/explore/record segments, there is a HUGE difference in timing.  Thanks!

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  • Yes to all of the above!!!

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  • Please also add statistics to nordic skiing so that we can compare distance skied from month to month, year to year.

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  • I add my vote for nordic skiing as well, split skate / classic count CR/KOM's  Mileage etc for nordic Please! i know that the strava community in Ottawa Canada wants it!! 

     

    Thanks Strava! 

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  • It's step in the right direction I guess. Still not helpful if you can't differentiate between skate and classic. Can anyone from Strava comment if this is even on the radar?

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  • Definitely need to separate skate from classic categories of Nordic.  Very, very much needed feature.

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  • Silly to not want the feature request because you don't turn off or "lap" your GPS when doing both Nordic classic or skate. Put the distinction in and those that don't care to record skate or classic can do what they do now... Don't distinguish. I'd also like to see segment KOM/QOM and as I can skate sub 5min miles I can only classic as fast as I run (7.5min miles). Over an hour long ski... This is quite a difference and I'd like to measure my improvements in each style. Would like to be able to choose a summary of how many KMs I've skied in each style to track standard racing distances like 5K, 10k, 30k (similar to running). Thanks!
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  • I agree with Lisa. Skate and classic are apples and oranges.  If they were split, you could still lump your times together if that is what you wanted to do. For those of us that want that extra layer of data on skate vs classic training, it is currently not available.

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  • I had thought this was in the pipeline from a previous Strava comment, and was close to being worked on....that was awhile ago.  It's embarrassing that this hasn't been done yet, when your competitors have all gotten it right.  Seems like an opportunity to continue to grow your user base....instead of frustrating your existing user base. For what it's worth, I agree with Jonas on the categories:

    • XC skiing classic
    • XC skiing skate (all existing Nordic Skiing & Cross Country activities migrated to this category by default)
    • Rollerski classic
    • Rollerski skate
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  • It seems that key element in stravas response is that stravas main focus in on cycling. Well guess what strava? Many of us cyclist cannof or will not cycle in the winter so xc skiing is indeed very popular with cyclists. Tad Elliott, a professional cyclist, actually won 30k freestyle race and the national championship last week. Ur focus should not be on a sport but on the people who are passionate about the sport and everything else about it.
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  • Nordic ski is two activity types: Classic and skate. My hope is that you can have the both of them in activity type. The old activity could follow the "Nordic ski skate", and a new activity type "Nordic ski classic" would be a great thing for me and very very many skiers!

    (Today it is only: "Nordic ski" activity type in strava)

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  • I agree that Nordic ski is to general a term and needs to be broken out to a few baser elements. Another form of Nordic ski that is not being recognised it Telemak skiing.

     

    Nordic Ski should be replaced with:

    Skate Ski

    Classic Ski

    Telemark Ski

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  • I found it annoying that Nordic Skiing does not have the same metrics as running. I've read enough to know you're not going to spend a lot of time on that, but you should at least break Nordic out into:

    Nordic Skiing Classic

    Nordic Skiing Skate (replaces Nordic Skiing)

    Seems like an easy enhancement that would reap a lot of benefit to your users.

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  • And the time should be included in the weekly summation in the training log. Plus the heart rate and sufferscore data should be avalibale ås för ride/run.

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  • So it’s time for the yearly push. Incredibly the basic common sense request to separate skate and classic nordic cross country skiing has not been heeded.

    Come on Strava, bring some good news will you?

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  • I'm also chiming back in to support the delineation. The 2019 Birkie is coming up in about a month. It'd be nice to not get lumped in with the skaters.

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