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The Complete Encyclopedia of Skiing, 3rd Edition

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Does anyone know where I could purchase a copy of the Complete Encyclopedia of Skiing, 3rd Edition by Bob Barnes?  I know the book is out of print, so it might be difficult to track down.  


Edited by ejdoane - 3/24/2009 at 07:29 pm
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Bob Barnes will probably chime in as soon as he sees this.

minor correction tho---it is not out of date, it is out of print.

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I knew that...    I saw on the PSIA-RM website you can order the CD, however, I'd like to have a copy of the print version....


Edited by ejdoane - 3/24/2009 at 08:21 pm
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Yes Bob, when will the 4th addition go to print? Wassa matter too many new fat ski breakthroughs to keep up, too busy with work and family, no backers, whasup?

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Yup--too much stuff!

 

Ejdoane--thanks for your interest in the Encyclopedia. I'm afraid that there really are not any more of them, anywhere that I know of. It has been out of print since 2002. I know, I'm a fool for not having it reprinted, but I assumed I would have a new one out long ago. As it is, I'm not sure when the new edition will ever be finished.

 

However, you can print--or have printed--the Encyclopedia from the PDF file on the disk. It's about 325 pages. I've seen everything from just standard letter-sized pages from a laser printer in a 3-ring binder, to very professional, actual size (6" x 9") dual-sided copies, bound with plastic comb or spring bindings and plastic covers. Places like Kinko's or OfficeMax can do that, and I've heard a range of prices. Really, it is as good as the original, and possibly better for a reference-type book, since those bindings will open and stay flat. I've seen copies of the original go for over $300 on EBay, and I promise that the Kinko's option will cost a lot less than that!

 

There is one other option: I'm offering one brand new copy of the original Encyclopedia for our raffle at the EpicSki Academy next week in Big Sky, Montana. Sign up now, buy your raffle tickets, and play the odds!

 

Thanks again for inquiring. Sorry I can't help more. You motivate me to get back to work on the new edition!

 

Best regards,

Bob

 

post #6 of 11

Nope, sorry, can't sign up now for ESA. I am turning people away. Sorry, folks.

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Originally Posted by Bob Barnes View Post

 

. I've seen copies of the original go for over $300 on EBay, and I promise that the Kinko's option will cost a lot less than that!

 

There is one other option: I'm offering one brand new copy of the original Encyclopedia for our raffle at the EpicSki Academy next week in Big Sky, Montana. Sign up now, buy your raffle tickets, and play the odds!

  

I'll be there ejdoane, and if I win it, I'd be happy to sell it to you at a special discount price of only $299.78 -- that's 22 cents below the fair market price... and that's just cuz I'm a nice guy :)

 

 

--A_0

post #8 of 11
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Bob,

 

Thank you for the response.  I will order the CD from the PSIA-RM website and put the book together on my own.   I will keep my eyes open for the 4th edition... 

 

Thank you for your effort with this book, as well as the PSIA manuvers you published.  They have helped become a better ski instructor, and help me prepare for my Level 3 exam.

 

Eric

post #9 of 11

Thank you, Eric. I'm honored to help!

 

Best regards,

Bob

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Bob,

 

I just placed my order for the CD and a few other items from the Rocky Mountain site.   I was wondering if you might be able to ask for your thoughts on the following?   I recently took my Level 3 exam, however, I just missed the certification.  On one of my evaluation forms, the comment is as follows:

 

Get the femurs pointed in front of the bindings OR hips in front of your ankles. 

 

I am wondering if you might be able to provide a few "tasks/drills" that I could work on durning the off season, and next season to get my hips where they need to be.

 

Thanks again.

Eric

post #11 of 11

Bob -

 

I'm also new to ski instruction, and consequently have appreciated your book.  After an extensive internet search, I bought the CD from the Rocky Mountain PSIA division and had it printed out at Kinkos this last December.  (It prints just fine in black & white.)

 

I would be delighted to help review the 4th edition when it is ready for review.  My main occupation is engineering, so I'm detailed orientated and have a good analytical mind.

 

Thank you for creating such a useful book.

 

Dave

 

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