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Revised Brilliant Skiing Every Day

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

 

Well I know the word is out, but I want to confirm it.  

 

I've rewritten Brilliant Skiing Every Day, and really had a lot of fun doing it.

 

You can find the book at edgechange.com .  (Also I've still got a few dvd's left at a reduced price.)

Before buying, EpicSki Supporters should check the Supporters Lounge to get a special discount.  (See!  Becoming  a Supporter has real benefits!) 

 

Here's what's new and different from the first edition.

 

1.  New discoveries about the fundamental aspects of each diamond corner:  This may be the most important part.

2.  A chapter on centering.

3.  Some modernizing of the technical input, although this is not designed as a technical book.

4.  New stories, and perhaps a bit more of a sense of the aesthetic/poetic side of skiing.

5.  A lot of questions for you designed to help you self coach, in case you're not doing so well and your ski/snowboard pro has left the building.

 

 

Some more thoughts, information and pipe dreams

1.  I will have an ebook available in a month for you ipad/kindle folks.  

2.  The printed version of this one is far more substantial, durable, and user friendly than the original edition.  And the design is much more attractive.

3.  In the future, I plan to branch out into other sports, using the same learning material and in collaboration with the experts of these sports.  My immediate interests:  

--Stand Up Paddling, with Charlie MacArthur

--Motorcycling, with Lee Parks

--Golf, with Schanzy

--Good Government with Hosni Mubarak.  (Wait! Scratch that one!)

 

The point of all that is that you can use this material in Brilliant Skiing Every Day to improve in any sport.

 

Hope you like it.  I like it.  My kids like it.  My dog ate three copies of it and pronounced (on the lawn) that it was just fine.

 

I will also tell you that this book better represents how I feel and what I understand about skiing, sports, learning, and sustaining, than anything I've ever written. I guess I was a little braver.

 

Hope you enjoy it!  

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I will also tell you that this book better represents how I feel and what I understand about skiing, sports, learning, and sustaining, than anything I've ever written. I guess I was a little braver.

  

My guess is the value proposition of this new book is best illustrated in those two sentences.  I will order and find out wink.gif  



 

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

I have discovered that we have some ordering glitches on the website.  Safari and Firefox not working very well.  IE seems to work fine.

 

Sorry folks.  I'll let you know when it's fixed.

 

In the meantime, if you want a book, and the website doesn't work, just pm me and we can work it out.  

 

Or to make the process quicker, you can send your checking account number to my address in Nigeria.biggrin.gif

post #4 of 8

Ordered one yesterday.  Looking forward to it.

 

CJ

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I will also tell you that this book better represents how I feel and what I understand about skiing, sports, learning, and sustaining, than anything I've ever written. I guess I was a little braver.

In that case, it's priceless. I know my copy is on the way and I cannot wait to sit down and read it. I'll also order that eBook when it's ready so I'll always have it on my iPad!

post #6 of 8

I loved the first Brilliant Skiing Everyday. It provided insights into skiing and a framework in the Sports Diamond™ that I could use both in my own skiing and in coaching skiers to higher personal experiences.

 

The revised version takes an already excellent work and both amplifies and expands it.

 

I've just completed my first rapid read of the copy that arrived in the mail today and am looking forward to devouring the entire work in a series of study sessions over the next few weeks.

 

To give you a small flavor, this passage really struck me today:

 

"Adapt. Extend. Amplify. Get Stronger. Go farther. The difference between a skier hurtling down a mountain and a lesser human walking is the difference between perhaps a fish and a crab. One is fluid and graceful and flies, while the other just sort of scuttles about along the bottom—presumably shopping." (from "A Diamond Story About Transformation—My Real Purpose" on page 41)

 

If you are looking for joy and brilliance in your skiing, get the book. It will make a difference for you.

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Weems had me at the cover. Ancient Wisdom, Modern Skiing, and Big Fun are what turn me on. The photography is stunning. The layout is elegant. I even like the fonts.

 

Those who read the first edition will get even more out of reading the second edition, because during the time between the two publications Weems was busy using the Sports Diamond in practice with groups that attended his lectures and training seminars and with the Diamond Pros at the Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen, and in living through experiences that I can't even imagine, including the cruel and untimely passing of Wallace, his son of barely legal age and one of triplet boys, in a tragic accident while performing as a pro snowboarder. 

 

As one might imagine, the author's recent life experiences and the broad exposure to skiers across the spectrum changed the material in profound ways. The writing is both humble and refreshingly transparent for a book that is, among other things, about ski technique. Boiling the four corners of Purpose, Touch, Will, and Power down to see it, feel it, commit, and make the right move brings all the corners together in the act of skiing, and will help readers grasp the more abstract concepts. I also like how Weems translated power as resilient alignment, purpose as managing the platform, touch as awareness, and connected will to action.

 

While obviously I resonate with Weems's technical message, what sets this book apart is what Weems teaches about Will. Especially counterposed by the light (and shadow) of Wallace's story, the notion of skiing as an activity that allows us to transcend the weight of our particular situation, concerns, problems, and, for the scant time we are in the mountains, to soar, fully captured what makes the brief time I actually spend skiing have such an outsized importance to me. Weems successfully places skiing in a very big context, where it belongs, as a metaphor for life.

 

Ultimately, the Sports Diamond isn't just for skiing, or even just for sports. It's good for all applications one might require in ordinary living: career, family, relationships of all kinds. Anything you want to change, accomplish, or be better at, the Sports Diamond can assist. My first introduction to this material was as the Leadership Diamond, which Weems threw to me like a lifeline when I was foundering badly. Since then I have been working on strengthening all corners of my Diamond and now, looking back over the past 10 years since I was graced with this awareness, I realize I haven't changed so much as become more of who I am and liking to be that person. I can say the same for my skiing as well -- I have become more of the skier who was always inside me and having a blast being her. 

 

The access to self-knowledge is worth every penny, but I'd be remiss not to mention that Weems is giving a sweet bro-deal to EpicSki Supporters. Please be forewarned that this is not a manual, but a way to change your skiing by changing the way you think about skiing. 

 

Thanks, Weems, for this brilliant book. 

post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

Hi folks.  The ordering glitches have been resolved, so any browser now works for ordering the book.  Sorry about the delay.

 

And thank you, Joan, for your thoughts and observations.  I deeply appreciate them.

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