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Essentials Paperback Book

by Harb Ski Systems
Price $ 19.95

Overview
Our most recent book is a completely new presentation of PMTS Direct Parallel® technique. It describes and demonstrates the component movements of expert skiing – the “essentials” - and presents lessons to improve your ability to perform these key movements.

Stats
ISBN-13 978-0-9661282-6-0
© 2012, 2009, 2006
222pp, 8"x10"
B&W photos and illustrations (many!)

Content
*Isolate the movement of tipping your feet – what it is, how to practice it
*Tipping your feet to roll your skis on and off edge
*Isolate the movements of counterbalancing and counteracting – what they are, how to practice them
*How to achieve the appearance of a quiet torso, and facing downhill all the time
* How to hold and plant your poles to support your counterbalancing and counteracting
*Isolate the movements of flexing and fore/aft balancing – what they are, how to practice them
*Flex your downhill leg to release the edges and exit the previous turn
*Flex your inside leg to get deeper edge and body angles
*How to move the feet and legs to keep your balance forward over your skis

Purpose
Improved tipping of your feet results in...
*Higher edge angles in linked turns
*Earlier and increased edge grip in your linked turns
*Smoother and easier connection between turns

Coordinating your torso with your feet results in...
*Higher edge angles in linked turns
*Increased edge grip in your linked turns
*Smoother and easier connection between turns
*Better balance over your skis

Flexing to release and engage gives you...
*Higher edge angles in linked turns
*Increased edge grip in your linked turns
*Smoother and easier connection between turns

Improved fore/aft balance gives you...
*Tighter turn radius
*Better speed control
*The ability to stay balanced in variable terrain, like moguls
*Tip pressure, when you need it

Prerequisites
In order to get the most benefit from this book, you should already...
*Link turns on easy terrain
*Have your skis parallel for at least part of each turn
*Be able to traverse across the slope on your downhill ski and lift the uphill ski off the snow
*Have read Anyone Can Be an Expert Skier 1

Related books & videos
*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.
*Essentials 1 Tipping (eVideo) teaches you how to use your feet to roll your skis on and off edge, which is the foundation for all of the Essentials
*Essentials 2 Complete Upper Body (eVideo) teaches you what to do with your torso to support and increase the tipping activities of your feet
*Essentials 3 Flexing and Fore/Aft Balance (eVideo) teaches you how to flex the legs to make your tipping easier, both in and between turns, and teaches you how to move your feet and legs in order to keep your balance more forward on your skis.
*Anyone Can Be an Expert Skier 1 (book). The Expert Skier 1 book explains more about the background of PMTS Direct Parallel and provides a written path to follow as you learn PMTS technique. It shows how all the component movements of Essentials are assembled together to produce technique that works on all slopes and all snow conditions.

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