In this second of the three-part series, you will learn to release - to start each turn where you want, when you want, with minimal effort, and with your skis parallel.
All the Eliminate the Wedge eVideos are dual purpose, suitable for novices as well as more experienced skiers. If you are a novice skier who skis in a snowplow, this step-by-step video will show you how to start each turn with your skis parallel. If you are a more experienced skier who is just learning PMTS Direct Parallel, this video will show you the easiest way to integrate the movements of our technique into your skiing so that you can start turns with less effort and with better balance.
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Presenter: Diana Rogers, 15 minutes, 647 MB, Hi-Def, Copyright 2014
*Release - making the downhill ski roll off edge - by bending the downhill leg and rolling the downhill foot toward its outside edge. These are the same movements introduced in video 1.
*Practicing the release from stationary; from a traverse, and then to start a turn.
*Learn the tactics - how to structure your practice on the slope - in order to succeed at linking a parallel release to a parallel turn finish.
*Connect the new release, by flexing and flattening, to the engagement from the previous video, by lightening and tilting, both in a single turn and in linked turns.
An efficient release to start each turn...
*Keeps your skis parallel
*Enables the edges to engage early in the following turn for better speed control and edge grip
*Keeps you in balance from one turn to the next
*Requires less effort and strength
*Uses the same movements of the body to start the turn as to finish the turn
In order to get the most benefit from this video, you should already...
*At a minimum, link turns on very easy terrain
*Have watched and practiced the activities in Eliminate the Wedge 1 Engage (eVideo)
Related books & videos
*Anyone Can Be an Expert Skier 1 (book). If you like to read about technique or want to know more about the background of PMTS Direct Parallel, the Expert Skier 1 book explains what we teach and provides a written path to follow as you learn PMTS technique.
*Eliminate the Wedge 1 Engage (eVideo). In this first of the three-part series, you will learn to engage - to finish each turn in balance, with your edges gripping, and your skis parallel. It introduces the movements that you will use in part 2 to release.
*Eliminate the Wedge 3 Super Phantom (eVideo). Learning to transfer balance onto the little-toe edge of the new stance ski is a key to keeping your skis parallel in quicker turns or more difficult conditions. Using the movements you learn and practice in videos 1 & 2, you'll practice the transfer of balance that is the springboard to short turns, moguls, and ungroomed conditions.
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