Harald Harb, President of Harb Ski Systems, posts his thoughts on skiing, ski racing, technique and more.
Friday, June 29, 2012
What is the PMTS, "Direct Parallel Movement System?
PMTS, Direct Parallel, "The Essential Movement Based System".
Skiing involves the whole body, sometimes the whole body moves, and others times only isolated, regional, refined small joints move. Combining and co-ordinating these movements is what makes skiing fluid. We call it the “Essentials of Skiing”, using the PMTS "Direct Parallel" system.
The PMTS movement approach is unique in the world of skiing?
PMTS teaches the same movements to a beginner, that are “coached” to top racers. The same movements used by the best racers in the world are PMTS movements. PMTS is not just a movement based “system”, it is the Movements of skiing.
PMTS movements are show-cased by the “Essentials of Skiing, PMTS brings to the table a straight forward simple agenda of 5 “Essentials”.
The 5 PMTS Essentials are, 1-Tipping, 2-Flexing and lengthening, 3-Counter-acting, 4-Counter-balancing, and 5-Fore-aft balance.
PMTS is straight forward, because it doesn't discard, reverse or eliminate any “Essentials” along the path to becoming an expert.
With other systems you waste time learning maneuvers, that change, like wedges, wedge turns and wedge Christies, which you discard, to learn a different set of movements for parallel. With PMTS Direct Parallel, you learn the Essentials that you will always own as part of what you do as an expert. The PMTS system offers the same movements of skiing to all levels.
As the skier's skill with each “Essential” increases, they improve the movements at each level. The formula has been perfected, skiers come away from each PMTS lesson, knowing what to do, even if they are not yet expert at the movements. Confusion is eliminated, confidence is gained. Knowing what to do, “exactly”, makes skiers successful, very quickly.