Thursday, October 31, 2013

Alexi Pintauralt, Best Skiers Inside foot Check Point

Everything I've written about ski technique, beginning with the, "Anyone can be an Expert Skier 1" book, is in this photo of modern world cup technique. Let's review:

1. Inside foot pulled back, and ski is lifted or light.
2. Starting with the leading arm the upper body and torso held in counter acted relationship.
3. Outside knee to inside boot proximity.

It's simple to point out these key reference points for skiing the right movements. However learning to get here, requires the right movements. That is where PMTS really shines, it tells you and explains exactly how to get to this type of skiing.

If you had been following PMTS 10 years ago and using PMTS movements, you would  have been 10 years ahead of what is happening now.

Monday, October 28, 2013

In the last throes of fall training. On the "Deflator-Mouse"!

This is the move to the dihedral exit to the chains.

It's still the bat route; therefore the name, based on the Austrian word for bat. You can look it up on "Mountain Projects", search "Dumont region" under, "Deflator-Mouse".

Great weekend for climbing, finished up and red pointed my fall projects. Also working on two 5-12+ climbs Richard Wright has put up in the same area.
Above, top of climb on the upper crux.
You have to get into that crack in the dihedral up from my right hand. Getting over the bulge involves stemming your foot way out to the left wall. — 

Richard has done so much work these last two summers, putting up about 15+ climbs. Great to have him coming up our way.

                            Above, making the move onto the bulge, this is the hardest part.
You take one step up and you are hanging from your fingertips, the left foot has to go to the dark crack on the left wall and the right foot up to the knee, The next left hand hold is under the black triangle, it a dead point move, you make and you're good. You miss it and you're "off the wall". — at Mill Creek Cr

This is a week earlier drilling holes in the rock for bolts and hangers.