Harald describes in detail how to use the Primary Movements Teaching System™ to become an expert skier. This book provides a written path to follow as you learn PMTS technique. Thousands of skiers have improved beyond their expectations simply by following the steps in the book. This is the best “starting point” in our publications for all skiers to learn the fundamentals of PMTS Direct Parallel® technique.
ISBN 13 978-0-9661282-8-4
2nd Edition © 2013, Original © 1997
b&w photos & illustrations (many!)
*Step-by-step presentation of the Primary Movements Teaching System
*Learn the Phantom Move - lightening the inside ski and tipping it toward its little-toe edge - in order to link and create turns
*Learn the actions that link turns - Release, Transfer, and Engagement
*Apply the system up through short-radius turns and ungroomed conditions
*Overview of equipment and alignment
*Focusing balance on one ski per turn improves edge hold and enables the unweighted foot to help with tipping
*Separating the roles of the feet - one for balance, one for tipping - creates less stress on the knees and hips
*The sequence of Release - Transfer - Engage let you link turns with the least effort and the most grip and balance.
*To show all skiers how the same simple, effective movements can be used in all conditions to ski with confidence and control.
In order to get the most benefit from this book, you should already (at a minimum)...
*Link turns on very easy terrain
*Be able to stop
Related books & videos
*Anyone Can Be an Expert Skier 1 (eVideo). The Expert Skier 1 video shows how the system works and how it looks when applied in different turns and conditions. As well, it demonstrates many of the exercises that are described in the book. Very effective for learning when paired with the book.
*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.
*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.
*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.