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post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
I don't know if this is the dumbest thing I've ever seen, but in skiing it's gotta be up there. Thought it was a joke at first. I'm sure this technique will be sweeping the World Cup and Freeskiing competitions this year.
http://www.harbskisystems.com/olku3.htm
post #2 of 24
This isn't anything new. My first race coach used to stick a 5 dollar bill between our boots and tell us it was ours if we made it to the bottom of the course without losing it. No one ever could, but it sure made you think about what your feet were doing
post #3 of 24
That is quite gay. Who skis at Mach speeds with there boots kissing each other?
post #4 of 24
Quote:
Originally posted by thexcop:
That is quite gay....
Are you saying that is unusually cheerful or just letting your homophobia out into the open? Just curious.

BTW...almost forgot...JONG.

[ June 12, 2002, 02:53 PM: Message edited by: irul&ublo ]
post #5 of 24
Oh cool. A new topic. I don't think this - skis together or apart - has been discussed yet. Wonder where it'll go. : Can we pretend we all had our say on it and just go right to the end?

[ June 12, 2002, 02:56 PM: Message edited by: ryan ]
post #6 of 24
Quote:
Originally posted by ryan:
Oh cool. A new topic. I don't think this - skis together or apart - has been discussed yet. Wonder where it'll go. : Can we pretend we all had our say on it and just go right to the end?
Are you implying that Philth is a troll?
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post #8 of 24
Irul,
I agree with you. If a point is worth saying, it's worth saying twice.

S
post #9 of 24
Hey,
Just re-read the topic (and we want to stay on topic here boys, don't we?)

Skierdude and I both know a young lady, Miss Weakly, and she certainly doesn't keep her feet together.

S
post #10 of 24
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by Cheap seats:
This isn't anything new. My first race coach used to stick a 5 dollar bill between our boots and tell us it was ours if we made it to the bottom of the course without losing it. No one ever could, but it sure made you think about what your feet were doing
Out of curiosity, how long ago was that? Is there a race coach today who would advise the same? I don't doubt that the boots glued together technique had some merit long ago, but even back when I raced I never heard of someone trying this. I can't even fathom why one would want to try it, unless (again) training for bumps.
post #11 of 24
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by irul&ublo:
Are you implying that Philth is a troll?
Are you?
post #12 of 24
Troll:



Kinda looks like Don King.



[ June 12, 2002, 04:49 PM: Message edited by: irul&ublo ]
post #13 of 24
I know HH as an advocate of “skis together” style, and I’m not about to enter into a discussion on this, it has been well covered before. But could it be that this drill encourages two things, the first is to keep the feet together, that’s obvious. The second is to ensure both feet are doing the same thing at the same time. Clearly in certain conditions, as outlined in the accompanying text, it’s essential that your feet operate in harmony. That’s irrespective of whether your feet are wedged together or apart.

Remember these are only drills, and do not always reflect a way to ski. Recall other drills we’ve been made to do, running gates on one ski, skiing with our hands on our knees or leaning as far forward/back as possible. At the time I’ve often thought “why am I doing this”, but it generally all makes sense later.

Cheers,

Pete
post #14 of 24
[/quote]Out of curiosity, how long ago was that? Is there a race coach today who would advise the same? I don't doubt that the boots glued together technique had some merit long ago, but even back when I raced I never heard of someone trying this. I can't even fathom why one would want to try it, unless (again) training for bumps.[/QB][/quote]

1966. Two of my other noodling team members went on to a more illustious career in racing while I eventually faded into the pseudo-turning world of freestyle.

BTW - it was a drill... like the thousand of other drills we went through for six years. Remember the one where you'd ski directly at a flush and the coach would yell out at the last second "LEFT!" or "RIGHT!" to cue you which way to enter it? I have no idea what most of the drills were for, but I keep doing them. That's why I was trying to learn to ski backwards in the bumps last year - may sound dumb to most people but I'll do anything I need to, to try and keep up.
Have fun at Hood.
post #15 of 24
Pete, I didn't even make it down to your post before I replied to Philth.

Yes, we did a lot of drills that just never seemed to make sense till years later . Some never made sense - our coach used to make us do wind sprints through thigh-deep snow till everyone was puking?? Sicko!
post #16 of 24
I think Philth should be charged with the ominous crime of trolling.
post #17 of 24
Bad drill. It's all in the hips & thighs anyway, not the feet. The glove should go between the thighs. Men should just put the glove on their hand and forget about doing this at all.
post #18 of 24
Thread Starter 
Trolling? Qui, moi? I just find it hard to believe that people who supposedly understand skiing would advocate such a dated, wrongheaded technique.
But maybe the glove drill lets you make turns like this:


Right.

[ June 14, 2002, 06:42 AM: Message edited by: Philth ]
post #19 of 24
Quote:
Originally posted by WhosThatGirl:
Bad drill. It's all in the hips & thighs anyway, not the feet. The glove should go between the thighs. Men should just put the glove on their hand before putting it between the thighs.
Who's thighs?

[ June 14, 2002, 03:22 AM: Message edited by: IceKing ]
post #20 of 24
Good point, Ice,
And may I add, that it is a good idea to always wear a glove if you plan to go there. It's far safer.

S
post #21 of 24
I knew a guy who learned to ski 'parallel' by having his feet tied together with a belt!

As far as gloves are concerned, I just got my first new baseball glove in 20 years! Hopefully, breaking it in will keep me occupied until it starts snowing again!
post #22 of 24
I don't think he is talking about racing. It is a drill .

"Your lesson, the "Glove Squeeze", falls into the category of "You want me to do what?!". Once beyond your initial surprise, you’ll find this to be a very useful exercise to develop foot and ski control for ungroomed snow, bump, and crud skiing."
post #23 of 24
Cheap seats, Did you know a guy by the name of Floyd Conradi from your freestyle days?
post #24 of 24
Ahem. There must be static on this line.
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