Elling's book is excellent I hope he updates it for the new skis. Anyone tried Ellings depiction of a quick and dirty check of alignment? Find a piece of foam rubber about 3/4 - 1" thick and stand on it with your boots in the bindings. Now lay a straight edge across the top of the skis and see how they lie. Are they tilted in or tilted out? He has a lot of simple, seat of the pants stuff.
In terms of production quality Ellings book is far beyond most and I think has set the benchmark. Readability of text, photos, drawings, layout etc. I wish Harb had followed his example in terms of production quality before releasing his notes he calls a book. (and how about that 1st Breakthrough Lito book in paperback? Unreadable text font! (at least the ink won't prevent burning))
Lisamarie, [police bullhorn voice] "Stand away from the ski instruction book!"
I don't think you need -more- ideas on how to ski or -more- things to think about when you ski! (Just thinking about what you think about when you ski makes me tired. "Ski? No, I think I'd better have a lie down.")
It might be better to spend the time doing something like...uh..flips on a trampoline! The parallel uneven bars are still a good option here...
I've got an idea- watch the begining of the Sybernetics tape with JC Killy skiing over and over. (I'll make you a tape)