A solid pole plant is a key to skiing short-radius turns, moguls, and ungroomed conditions. The detailed and progressive approach in Angry Mother 2 makes it easy to learn a correct swing if you are just beginning, or helps you to change an ingrained, habitual pole swing. The pole plant you learn in this video completely supports the counteracting you learned in Angry Mother 1.
Presenter: Diana Rogers, 20 minutes, 802 MB, Hi-Def, Copyright 2014
*Review counteracting in linked turns using the hands-on-hips approach from Angry Mother 1 eVideo
*How to hold the arms in “Home Base”
*How and where to swing the poles
*Coordinate Home Base and the new pole swing into linked turns
Counteracting – turning the torso opposite the direction of the turn – results in...
*Better edge grip, especially through the finish of turns
*An easier edge change to start a new turn
A pole plant that supports counteracting enables you to...
*Make short radius turns
*Maintain balance in difficult conditions
*Ski ungroomed conditions like steeps, moguls, and powder
In order to get the most benefit from this video, you should already...
*Link turns on easy terrain
*Have your skis parallel for at least part of each turn
*Have watched and practiced the Tipping and Counteracting portions of the Essentials Indoor Introduction eVideo
*Know how to lighten the inside foot and tip it toward its outside edge for each turn (the "Phantom Move"). You can learn this in the videos Anyone Can Be an Expert Skier 1 or Eliminate the Wedge 1 – Engage
*Have watched and practiced the activities from Angry Mother 1 eVideo
Related books & videos
*Harald Harb's Essentials of Skiing (book) helps you understand the Essentials – the component movements of effective skiing – where each Essential fits into linked turns, and how the Essentials work together for optimal skiing.
*Essentials Indoor Introduction (eVideo) presents the Essentials – the component movements of effective skiing – at their simplest, and helps you learn and practice them. Practicing these movements indoors, in front of a mirror or camera, gives you instant feedback for quicker progress once you start to practice on snow.
*Angry Mother 1 – Counteracting (eVideo) is a prerequisite for the activities and approach used in Angry Mother 2. Its hands-on-hips sequence engages the whole torso in counteracting:arms and shoulders down to the hips.
*Performance Free Skiing (eVideo) shows free skiing - linked turns - at different speeds, on different terrain, and in a variety of conditions including powder and moguls. You can watch the action and timing of the pole plant to help as you practice your new pole plant.
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