The "Essentials" are the foundation movements of PMTS Direct Parallel. This indoor introduction to the essentials lets you learn and practice the individual movements indoors, before you attempt to put them in action on the slopes. You will progress faster on snow if you practice indoors first, along with this video. Practice in front of a mirror so that you have instant, ongoing feedback.
The activities are appropriate for all skiers – children, adults, or seniors; novices or experienced. You only need a few props to practice – some chairs, a high stool, a mirror, and a slantboard. (Click here for directions on how to make your own slantboard.)
Presenter: Diana Rogers, 47 minutes, 1.7 GB, High Def, Copyright 2016
This download is a bundle; it includes the video, and two versions (pdf and xls) of the start times for each activity – like a Table of Contents.
*Isolate each Essential, learn how to practice it, watch yourself to evaluate your performance
*Combine Essentials as you will need to in your skiing
Practicing the foundation movements of skiing indoors will...
*Give you a clear understanding of how to move your body in skiing
*Help you to understand the movements that are discussed and presented in our other teaching materials
*Speed your progress when learning on snow
*Watching and practicing the activities in this video prepare you for most of our other materials. This is an excellent starting point for any level of skier wanting to learn PMTS Direct Parallel.
*Make a slantboard (Click here for directions on how to make your own slantboard.)
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 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 turns 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) presents a step-by-step approach to learning PMTS Direct Parallel. Rather than focusing on isolated movements, as in the Essentials book and videos, Expert Skier 1 integrates the movements. Simply follow along and practice; the foundation movements will be assembled into your new technique.
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