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Best Internet site for skiing instruction?

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Thread Starter 
Are there any great sites that have skiing instruction information? Any with video examples?
post #2 of 19
What : ?

We don't have enough :
post #3 of 19
Dchan, don't fight the line, just swim under the boat.
post #4 of 19
Thread Starter 
Uh, what? I'm just interested in opinions on any sites that are available. I searched the forums and didn't find much previous info on this.
post #5 of 19
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What : ?

We don't have enough :

Toungue in Cheek...


You might want to quantify your comments.

Are you looking for a website that has step by step tips for how to ski with video?

If you want an answer to a specific thing, you have found one of the best. All you have to do is ask.

DC
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post #7 of 19
As the posts in this thread already show, be very, very careful when you take advice from on-line sites. As with other topics, the value, quality, and accuracy comes in a very wide range.
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Noodler, I think that dchan's point is that there is an opportunity to connect interactively with some exceptional instructors right here on EpicSki. Many of the threads here include video or montage photography to help.

You may also want to take a look at the Winter Park and Taos web sites, both of which have video tips.

Are you looking for specific areas of ski instruction? Or just a general list of those sites that have instruction available using video?
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by ssh
As the posts in this thread already show, be very, very careful when you take advice from on-line sites. As with other topics, the value, quality, and accuracy comes in a very wide range.
Kudos for diplomacy.

Someone will have the explain "the edge platform" to me....in particular the nexus to the knees being close. I read it three times and it's beyond my limited comprehension.
post #10 of 19
Rusty, SSH ... Maybe we should pass along one of the above recommendations to Susan, the L2 in the parallel thread that is looking for an examiner. She certainly wouldn't have to travel very far.

:evil-grin:

Tom / PM

PS - Rusty, the "nexus" phrase may be your favorite, but mine is a very authoratatively stated quasi-physical concept, "the speed of the turn radius". It reminds me of a joke the father of one of our members (TerryTerry) used to play on his students. He apparently would write on the blackboard, "Circumference = 10 * radius (in Metric units)," and wait for even one student to comment on what he wrote.
post #11 of 19
Noodler,

As a chronic "lurker" who visits this site several times a day, I can honestly say that this is the best site for advice. I am an intermediate/expert skiier who values hands on lessons at the mountain and have been told by instructors that I'm easy to teach because I've "done my homework." The advice I find on here is invaluable.
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by bwb
i looked at this site am i nuts or is he dragging poles behind him on the carving sequence"thought this was a big no no"

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post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by skidbump
i looked at this site am i nuts or is he dragging poles behind him on the carving sequence"thought this was a big no no"

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Didn't mean to suggest that this (ifyouski) was the 'best' site but just that it was an instructional site that had some video clips if anyone was interested. We all know the 'best' site.

As for the ski pole dragging, in the first sequence he doesn't have poles, and in the second he does appear to drag the pole briefly, but if you want to see some real pole dragging go to the 'youcanski' link in the rush 614 post above then click 'coach's corner' then 'video clips' and watch the World Cup skiers do their thing.
post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by skidbump
i looked at this site am i nuts or is he dragging poles behind him on the carving sequence"thought this was a big no no"

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This can be a very useful drill to help with angulation. Also, most WC skiers tend to use the poles more for "feel" than for "planting" these days, so the result is what appears to be a pole drag.

Of course, there are those of us who also use the pole as a balancing tool, sometimes more extensively than others! :
post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by PhysicsMan
He apparently would write on the blackboard, "Circumference = 10 * radius (in Metric units)," and wait for even one student to comment on what he wrote.
Obvious to the most casual observer. Why would anyone even think about commenting?
post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by PhysicsMan
PS - Rusty, the "nexus" phrase may be your favorite, but mine is a very authoratatively stated quasi-physical concept, "the speed of the turn radius".
Proof that on the Internet, no one knows you're a dog.

...and that just because you read it somewhere doesn't mean that it is valuable, true, or worthy of consideration. :
post #17 of 19
Harbskisystems.com has a great instructional site with online video ski lessons.
post #18 of 19
If you are reading this, then you are already on the best site for skier information.
Lessons, Lifts, Lunches, Lodging, Liquors, Lies and other low down rumors.
post #19 of 19
Noodler
I check in with two web sites almost every day during the ski season. This one (EPIC), and realskiers.com. I have learned a great deal on both sites. You quickly learn, however, that the regulars on both of these sites often don't get along with each other. Just keep your head low and "mine" both sites.
patprof
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