To: JASP, HKskier and Heluvaskier
Thanks for your latest posts, guys.
I sincerely apologize for stating that
"you don't get it." I played with that
sweeping T-step dryland concept
for a long time, and that was the
first I shared it with anyone. Based
on your latest posts, that exercise
really hit home.
Coordination: This is critical to
Waist Steering. The waist is the
lord of the body; the hips, legs
and skis are its orderlies.
Japanese Video: Yes, this is
definitely the general direction,
although I believe our "form"
is much more developed.
Tai Chi: I tried to explain it
in my last post, but my
Waist Steering form has two
parts. 1) Learning how to
apply turning the waist,
coordinating the body, and
moving that downhill ski
through the turn. 2) Tai Chi
skills. When any of you learn
number 1), your carving skills
will instantly get better without
ever addressing number 2).
If you can start working on
number 2) your Waist Steering
form will get better and better.
For any of you who bought into
the crap spewing from taichiskiing,
I simply invite you to watch his
videos. My four year old skis better
than he does; and as far as his
Tai Chi skills, they are beginner
level on his best day. A real Tai Chi
teacher is an excellent pugilist;
a martial artist; a skilled fighter;
he or she will have no trouble
moving you around at will.
This thread has been an amazing
experience. Gary and I have worked
tirelessly on ski racing, like many of
you, for many years. As we believe
we have developed something unique
(not to say Body and others aren't
heading this direction), we offer ourselves
both as philanthropists and as businessmen.
We hope to help the sport and the athletes,
and to make a modest sum of money.
To wrap up, I'd like to invite anyone who
can make it to Park City from September 29th
through October 4th for a seminar with
my teacher, Master Fu Sheng Long. If you
want to learn about the body-- the stuff you
can't find in any books-- Master Fu has what
you're looking for. He is an incredible martial
artist; he has an amazing personality and
sense of humor; he's a man of medicine;
and above all, he too is a philanthropist who
would like to finally make a buck for his
endless effort learning and teaching these
ancient internal arts.http://www.fustyle.org
Thanks again everyone, and we hope to
see you at the seminar or on the snow!