Monday, April 13, 2020

Sad day for PMTS Skiers and Harb Ski Systems.

Making life sometimes even harder to bear, a friend of ours and of skiing passed today, Rich Kremsdorf. I will always remember Rich like this, happy, helpful to others and a great family man. He discovered our ski system over 10 years ago, and became devoted to his own skiing, getting accredited in PMTS was a major goal for him and he was successful. His journey with skiing was always dedicated and a thoroughly enjoyable part of his life. Rich coached at camps for us and always got great reviews from his students. His skiing improved ever season, I remember the last time I coached him, he was so excited about his progress. It is a hard pill to swallow losing him, I'm so sorry. — with Richard Kremsdorf.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

We were up skiing and testing some new Head skis from Austria. All hell broke loose!


                 Testing the new Head eOriginal Super Shape.



We didn't know it was the last day of the ski season. We thought we could go up the next day and do more checking and dialing in. Then the Conona45 kicked in big time in Aspen and Vail. The area shut down and that was it. But I really started to like these skis. You won't find them anywhere but at Harb SkiSystems. We are bringing them in as a special import, Head USA isn't going to sell them.

This is a teaser video, I put it together quickly but will have a more professional version with sound in a few days.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Backcountry skiing has been great for the mind and body, lots more left this spring.



        

     Hiking approximately 2.5 hours to get in 3 runs on this beautiful slope.






Monday, January 20, 2020

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Compare stance width



                                         


                                                      H.H. 8 weeks after hip replacement
                 Stance width is a case of functional alignment and balance, not style or coaching.
Coaching someone to a narrower stance is possible, however, it will require a new level
                              of balance and probably an alignment adjustment. 

Monday, December 23, 2019

The Transition in Skiing is the most confusing.


Changing for one turn to the next is called the transition. It is really changing your edge angles from one side of the skis to the other. This is the most difficult part of skiing to grasp and to do correctly. It is also when "done right" the key to expert skiing. 

Here in this series of photos, I am releasing the edge angles from the previous turn to the new set of angles for the next turn.





                                      The descriptions:

               The photo above:  Finish the turn with more tipping to create Tipping and edge change Momentum. The upper body should be counteracted and holding the counteracting in transition.





The yellow arrow demonstrates flexing or bending or shortening the leg. This means to relax the muscles bring the knee toward the chest. This is indicated by the ski tip lift. Notice how the uphill arm stays forward, the chest still points toward the lifting ski boot. Relaxing the legs causes untipping or flattening of the skis. The transition is in play.
The upper body has not changed direction as the skis came onto the new edges. The skis have tipped into and toward the falline making a natural uncoiling possible. Now the counteracting movements for the next turn begin.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Saturday, December 7, 2019

The slalom technique that makes for fast skiing.

                          This article is developing, comments and analysis just hours away.