In this third of the three-part series, you will learn to transfer balance onto the little-toe edge of the new stance ski. This 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.
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, or a more experienced skier who is learning PMTS Direct Parallel, this step-by-step video will show you how to keep your skis parallel at the start of each turn and establish balance early for the upcoming turn, even in more demanding turns or conditions.
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Presenter: Diana Rogers, 15 minutes, 623 MB, Hi-Def, Copyright 2014
*Practice tipping the uphill foot in order to engage the little-toe edge of the ski and leave a groove in the snow
*Transfer balance from downhill to uphill ski
*Learn steady balance on uphill, little-toe edge
*Find balance on the uphill, little-toe edge between turns
*Start the new turn using the lift and tilt learned in video 1, while balanced on the uphill, little-toe edge
Transferring balance to the uphill, little-toe edge to start each turn...
*Ensures that your skis stay parallel to start the turn
*The earlier transfer of balance gives you earlier engagement, earlier grip, and lets you tip the free foot more quickly to make shorter turns
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 and Eliminate the Wedge 2 Release (eVideos)
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.
*Anyone Can Be an Expert Skier 2 (book and eVideo). Go further along the path of PMTS Direct Parallel. Take advantage of the deliberate transfer of balance to the uphill, little-toe edge as you work on short-radius turns.
*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 2 Release (eVideo) takes the movements you learn in this first video and shows you how to use them to start turns with your skis parallel. Be able to start turns with ease, where and when you want.
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