The Direct Parallel eVideo series shows how to teach a first-time skier using PMTS Direct Parallel technique. All the Direct Parallel videos are dual-purpose, suitable for teaching yourself or others.
In this third video of the three-part series, you'll learn how to approach the fall line progressively until you can make stepping turns downhill on a very gentle slope.
Presenter: Diana Rogers, 23 minutes, 0.9 GB, Hi-Def, Copyright 2017
*On a very gentle slope, sidestep uphill, then use fan steps to release, slide, and engage, coming to a stop
*Use the bullfighter turn (from video 2) to face the other direction on the slope
*Gradually release to a steeper angle downhill, while continuing to use engaging steps to stop
*Make a single full turn in each direction
*Link turns downhill
*Use tipping and stepping to make turns
*Learn to control your approach to the fall line
*Learn how to link turns
In order to get the most benefit from this video, you should already (at a minimum)...
*Have properly-fitted skis, boots, and poles
*Your practice slope should be less than 10 degrees pitch (very gentle) and should flatten out into a flat area
*Have practiced all the activities in the video Direct Parallel 1 until you can do them correctly, with confidence
*Have practiced all the activities in the video Direct Parallel 2 and be able to step uphill to a stop in both directions as at the end of video 2
Related books & videos
*PMTS Direct Parallel Instructor Manual (book). If you like to read about technique or want to know more about the background of PMTS Direct Parallel, the Instructor Manual explains what we teach and provides a written path to follow as you learn PMTS technique.
*Direct Parallel 1 (eVideo) is a prerequisite for videos 2 and 3. In it you practice in your boots (no skis yet) the movements of our technique, and the activities that you will perform with skis on in video 2.
*Direct Parallel 2 (eVideo) picks up where this video1 ends. You'll practice all the same activities from video 1 on flat terrain, learn to glide, and make your first linked turns and come to a stop using Direct Parallel movements.
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