Originally Posted by nolo
Actually, I think the guy to talk to is Jerry Warren. I don't think Horst was involved in this one, though he was the author of the skills concept.
Jerry Warren narrates and skis beautifully in the 80's PSIA centerline video....Ellen Post Foster skis in it too....get your hands on the video it will answer all of your questions...it was very well done... I found it priceless as I was entering the ski instructor business. The early 90's ATS videos work off centerline as well. Those are terrific too....the footage of Shawn Smith skiing steeps is fabulous....as was his description of the techniques(and attitude) required to conquer gnarly terrain.
This is a great thread for me - kinda like reliving a time warp....I was really, really into ATS and Centerline at the time. I was clear on it and it worked for me and my students. The 80's general public PSIA publication I mentioned in my first post was demo'd by Carol Levine and Max Lundberg. Jerry Warren wrote the intro.....if you want to immerse yourself in centerline that is a must find too....again "The Way to Ski " was the name of the book.
Another attempt in the 80's to hammer centerline home to the general public was a 1986 video release by Ski Magazine called "Learn to SKI" Jerry Warren, Mike Post, Stein Erikson, Andy Mills, Tim Petrick were just a few of the 80's skiing "rock stars" who appeared.....the Andy Mills segment is one of my all time favorite bits of ski instruction....absolutely classic!
Sorry to go on, but just an old ski dude rambling on about classic stuff....everything I mention tho, if you secure it will immerse you in centerline as much as I was back then. Sure it's old stuff, but IMO it is all still relevant today. At least to this retired veteran. I encourage you to hunt the material down. I watched this stuff so much I actually felt I knew these folks. Maybe, in a strange sort of way I did.
The mention of these names brings back a warm feeling......despite the limitations of the gear vs today's equipment, gosh it was a great era to be skiing, and thanks to my friends mentioned above and here in my post, skiing very,very nicely thank you. Those 205 Olin RTS with the Look z turntables and the TNT's with the lime green buckles strapped on and blasting down Steins at the Bush at warp 9.....yep, good times indeed!