Aided by some of the greatest ski mountaineers of the day, and followed by a documentary filmmaker and ski enthusiast, this book tells a story of surviving against nature, overcoming mental and physical challenges, and coming of age in a ...
Author: William A. Kerig
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Capturing the romance and risk of extreme big-mountain skiing, this non-fiction adventure follows 15-year-old Kye Peterson as he attempts to conquer the same mountain in Chamonix, France -- known as "the death sport capital of the world" -- that claimed the life of his father more than a decade earlier. Aided by some of the greatest ski mountaineers of the day, and followed by a documentary filmmaker and ski enthusiast, this book tells a story of surviving against nature, overcoming mental and physical challenges, and coming of age in a world of extreme adventure.
In 1988 , freestyle skiing debuted at the Calgary Winter Olympics as a
demonstration sport . The best freestyle skiers in ... shoulder width apart . PS / 2
Moguls are physically demanding Before attempting the Skiing On The Edge • 9
Author: Bob Italia
Publisher: Abdo Group
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Discusses the equipment, training, and maneuvers used in freestyle skiing, a sport recently added to the winter Olympic competitions.
TUNING TIP THIRD OF A SERIES BY JIM DEINES There are two planes or
surfaces of each steel edge on a ski — the base of the edge and the side of the edge. Traditionally, edges were sharpened at right (90-degree) angles, with the
Correctly executed, hip angulation gives the feeling of locking onto a carving ski.
The muscles around the hips are so strong that an edge angle created this way
will be immune to the centrifugal force that pulls the skier to the outside of the turn
Success depends on using the skis properly to make the appropriate "edge angle
" between the skis and the slope. It's that simple. Edge angle can be defined as
the angle formed by the bottom of the ski with the surface of the snow. The angle
Slalom skis are usually beveled less than giant slalom skis, which are beveled
less than downhill skis, because the down- hiller needs better gliding with less
chance of the edges grabbing, while the slalom skier wants instant edge grip.
Each may be purchased in two stiffness choices: medium or hard. The ski has
polyethylene sidewalls and skating reinforcement under the edge. One test ski
was a centimeter longer than the other. A binding mark is provided for mounting.
But it's certainly fair to say that there is much , much less ice in the Rockies than skiers from both coasts are used to . ... At this point , most skiers compound the
problem by trying to “ dig in ” or edge their skis harder to stop such skidding .
Author: Lito Tejada-Flores
Category: Ski resorts
The most detailed, authoritative guide available--written by experts on the southern and northern Rockies and the Cascades. Maps.
Bend the ski tip upwards . ( 2 ) Gently curve the model into a circular arc by
pulling it through your fingers . ( 3 ) Place the model on a flat surface and tip it on edge . Notice that the edge of the ski rests on the surface along a circular arc .
Author: Ellen Post Foster
Publisher: Turning Point Ski Fndtn
Category: Sports & Recreation
This is a book about refining the technique of skiing. It shows how to carve true arcs on traditional skis and carve extreme arcs on deep sidecut skis. It aims to tone a skier's skills to the maximum, whether he is a beginner or an accomplished skier.
The re - melting of the round crystals on the following day provides " corn " skiing
. CRAMPONNAGE Retaining the line of a traverse on the uphill edge of the uphill ski , permitting in the meantime , the lower ski to be placed downhill at the ...
Correct treatment eliminates If the sole is lower than the edges in the sharpness
of the edges at the this effect , and is also protective , like something is wrong ,
since your ski tips and ends of the ski . The tips and the seal on parquet flooring ...
Author: Mark F. Heller
Publisher: Smithmark Pub
Category: Sports & Recreation
Presents a guide to American and Canadian ski areas together with providing facts on ski equipment, skiing exercises, and the techniques for ski mountaineering and alpine, free-style, cross-country, and off-trail skiing
EDGING MOVEMENTS The construction of modern skis has put more and more
importance on the use of the edges of the ski . The side cut and reverse camber
make it possible to turn the ski by simply rolling the ski onto its edge . The ability ...
Edging ” is the shifting of weight to force the edges of one or both skis to dig into
the snow . On this simple fundamental principle is based all skiing technique —
the basic snowplow turn and stem turn , the fast christiania and the graceful ...
Mme epending on your specific skiing needs , tail edges should be dulled . Using
the file or ski preparation varies slightly . The sharpening stone , dull the tip edges from the very mountaineering skier who intends to tip of the ski down past
Author: William Hall
Category: Cross-country skiing
Briefly profiles the history of skiing, explains how to physically prepare for the sport, and provides detailed instruction in the fundamental techniques
Effective edging requires all the above design characteristics plus one other
feature - sharp edges . For best results , the edges should be flush with the
bottom of the ski and protrude slightly beyond the ski's edge . Edges must be of
hard steel ...
Now it is time to consider just the steel edges , as a Japanese artist would
consider the tip of his brush . With the expert skier the slightest movement of the
shoulders , hips , ankles , transmitted to the edges , is sufficient to carve those
skis . A side - edge bevel makes your edge sharper : Beveling the side of the edge makes the edge angle more acute . A 90 - degree edge is plenty sharp , but
some skiers like to run an 88 - degree edge for extra hold on firm snow and ice .
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Category: Skis and skiing
The All-Mountain Skier helps intermediate-level skiers advance their skills with a foolproof, self-instructional program for mastering "extreme skiing" in even the most challenging conditions. Elling delivers essential advice and information-including tips from other expert skiers-to help readers perform like pros in tough terrain and conditions such as ice, hardpack, bumps, steeps, and trees. Key skills and techniques are emphasized through drills and multiple-frame sequence photos and anatomical drawings. Troubleshooting charts help isolate weaknesses in technique and spot equipment flaws.
You need a workbench long enough to lay the skis out full length . You need a
way to hold one ski at a time firmly in place as you work on the base and edges .
There are special ski vises for sale for this purpose , or you can fashion