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

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

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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Also, allow side by side comparisons for xc skiing.

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  • Yes, Please put more categories for xc ski, skate and classic. More importantly, please add hr zones, suffer score and points in the red for xc ski and other sports too - seem like it would be easy to do. yes, i'm a premium member and would like to see more premium features for other sports. thanks, and keep up the good work!

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  • While I'm ok with separating the nordic disciplines, you will inevitably have people on skate skis infiltrate a classic KOM list just because they can. I'm much more interested in having nordic segment searches just like cycling and similar detailed heart rate analysis. Stop hiding it Strava.
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    • XC skiing classic
    • XC skiing skate
    • Rollerski classic
    • Rollerski skate
    • Statistics for the above

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

     

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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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  • Yes, beyond a joke... Early 2015? Yeah right, it is soon mid 2015...

    The consensus is clearly:

    • Classic
    • Skate/freestyle
    • Rollerskiis Classic
    • Rollerskiis Skate/Freestyle

     

    Just fix it? How hard can it be??

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    • XC skiing classic
    • XC skiing skate
    • Rollerski classic
    • Rollerski skate
    • Statistics for the above
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  • Please do it! It is already 3.5 years since the feature request was started. You've had plenty of time, and it should be easy to resolve.

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