A solid pole plant is a key to skiing short-radius turns, moguls, and ungroomed conditions. The No-Swing progression first teaches you (Part 1) how to use the torso and arms to create counteracting for each turn. The follow-up, Part 2, builds upon this foundation to make a pole plant that strengthens your counteracting.
Presenter: Harald Harb, 14 minutes, 585 MB, Hi-Def, Copyright 2014
*How to hold a bamboo stick to create “Home Base” - how we hold the arms and poles
*How to turn the torso to place the stick over the stance foot, creating counteraction
*How to counteract in garlands
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.
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.
*Anyone Can Be an Expert Skier 1 (eVideo). The NoSwing Pole Plant eVideos assume that you know how to lighten the inside foot and tip it toward its outside edge for each turn (the "Phantom Move"). If that's new to you, learn it first.
*NoSwing Pole Plant 2 (eVideo) builds on NoSwing Pole Plant 1 to build the pole plant in linked turns.
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