"The Skier's Edge" is one of those rare books that translates the technical expertise of elite skiers into easy-to-understand, practical terms for serious skiers. It not only explains the mechanics of great skiing; it also shows how it looks-step by step-and describes how it should feel. The first step to improving is to gain a deeper understanding of the mechanics of superb skiing. Technique expert Ron LeMaster explains how the skis interact with the snow and then reveals how to manipulate your skis, boots, and poles to achieve the carved turns, jumps, and pinpoint control that make skiing one of the most exciting winter sports. But that's only the beginning. LeMaster goes on to present the most effective techniques for executing skiing's five most important body movements: - Vertical movements- Fore-aft movements- Lateral balancing movements- Rotary movements- Edging movementsEach major point on technique is accompanied by kinesthetic descriptions to give you a keen sense of how these key movements should feel. You'll also learn how to apply your newly acquired skills in a variety of skiing situations: - mogul skiing, - skiing on very hard snow and ice, - powder skiing, - skiing steep terrain, - and skiing fast.And it doesn't stop there. "The Skier's Edge" augments its instruction with photographs of some of the best skiers in the world, including World Cup racers and top-ranked instructors. Much more than ordinary snapshots, these unique photomontages clearly illustrate correct techniques with multiple images, guiding you through the sequence of movements from start to finish.Luckily, you don't need to be a biomechanist or physicist to understand "The Skier's Edge"! LeMaster puts the scientific principles and mathematical equations underlying his instruction into common terms and relates them to experiences familiar to even less experienced skiers. If you're dedicated to achieving your skiing potential, this book will help you boost your performance to the next level. If you teach or coach skiers, this book is an excellent resource for expanding your knowledge base and increasing the effectiveness of your instruction.
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Descrizione libro Human Kinetics, 1998. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: " "This book is a great tool for athletes looking to understand the sport and coaches looking for ways to articulate their critique. Technical enough for left-brainers, yet easy to understand for right-brainers. LeMaster explains sensations I've never been able to put into words." Edith Thys Senior Editor, SKI Magazine Two-time Olympian "To better understand their sport and vocation, ski instructors have been discussing technique and equipment since the person with the first pair of skis tried to teach the person with the second pair of skis. Ron LeMaster's book may well put to rest some arguments, as it will most certainly stimulate further discussion. This book is a must read for all ski instructors, ski professionals, and good skiers who want to get better." Norman D. Crerar President, INTERSKI International Committee Chair, Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance ". Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0880119829
Descrizione libro Human Kinetics, 1998. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0880119829
Descrizione libro Human Kinetics, 1998. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 880119829
Descrizione libro Human Kinetics, 1998. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110880119829
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97808801198251.0