About The Author
I am an experienced Ski Instructor who has had comments made such as:
“I would buy your book”
“I would buy your DVD”
“I can not believe how advanced my son’s skiing has become in just 8 lessons” ( Through these 8 lessons I took my client from never having a ski on his foot all the way through to carving, each lesson was an hour long)
“You are that busy we are having to book weeks in advance”
Reviewed by expert skiers who say that the book is spot on. Used by beginners who have confirmed the book definately assisted and sped up their skiing progress.
Highlight was when a family I had taught to ski, 2 adults and 3 children, presented me with a card that the children had drawn themselves thanking me for teaching them to ski and the enjoyment it brought.
My method of teaching is Keep It Simple so you will not find any technical jargon such as Directional Rotation, Flexion and Extension. What does this all mean? How does it help your skiing? This guide is in plain English and easy to understand bite size chunks. I will take you from been able to ski in a straight line to carving the piste leaving those enviable train tracks behind you.
Learning to Ski
There is no right or wrong method to skiing therefore I will offer you alternative techniques where necessary. If one technique does not work then you can try another.
If you are starting your skiing career then I would recommend arranging private lessons setting yourself a goal for each private lesson as to what you want to achieve, sharing this with your instructor. A word to the wise though do not set yourself any more than 2 stages in one lesson for the first four stages. On a group lesson each stage will take at least an hour to complete, reading the stages you want to complete before you go on your lesson in conjunction with a private lesson could potentially halve this time therefore saving you money. Although as individuals we all learn at difference rates so do not be disappointed if you do not achieve your goals as quickly as you were hoping for.
The Stages I will take you through:
Ski in a straight line
Getting Used to your Ski’s
Skiing in a straight line
Stage 2: Control your speed
How to ski Slowly
How to speed up
How to slow down
How to stop
Stage 3: Able to do turns
Making your first turn
Turning the opposite direction
Turning both directions
Stage 4: Able to link your turns
Linking your turns
The Flex and Extend
Making Sharper Turns
Stage 5: Starting to parallel ski
The Traverse with Snowplough Turn
The Traverse Flex and Extend
The Hockey Stop Turn
Stage 6: Able to parallel ski
The skiddy parallel turn
The cycle effect
Getting on to your edges
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by on September 26, 2016
- David Mayman, March 2011
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