Sunday, March 23, 2014

PMTS Direct Parallel Skiing, "The Two Ways to Ski".

You can learn to ski with your skis in the snow surface or ski by barely scratching the surface?




Things to look for in this video of PMTS Skiing? Into this video, the first 5 seconds will demonstrate the difference between "The Two Ways to Ski".  Notice the group of skiers flying by, (noisy skis) they are barely scratching the surface of the snow, granted it's hard snow some places even ice. Then compare that skiing, to the skiing in the rest of the video. 99% of skiers on the slopes ski like the group that flies by.

This is fine on a groomed slopes with no obstacles, bumps or deep snow, however at any big mountain this skiing will not hold up. Yes, the skiing of the two in the red suits will hold up everywhere, in powder, bumps and be enjoyable on any snow.

1 comment:

John Jaros said...

I love this video of you and Diana. My daughter and I were here just 2 days prior. For both of us, it was our first time taking a PMTS ski lesson. For my daughter,(17),it was her first time on skis. Within the 2 hour lesson, she was linking turns. I was so excited for her. I absolutely love this method of skiing, mind you, I'm still trying to shed bad habits of conventional skiing and put all the essentials together, which is easier said than done. Although, a couple weeks after our lesson, with practicing some fore/aft drills, which seemed to be my biggest problem, namely "retraction," I was finally able to ski a few green runs as intended. Don't know exactly how I did it, but I knew I was doing it properly. Many hundreds of hours of practice still needed, but that Javelin turn you taught gave me a sense of balance I never encountered before. As far as my daughter is concerned, you occasionally refer to "survival mode." She, and actually my-self, stop or pull out of runs when we aren't doing what it is you're trying to teach. If I could ask, perhaps you could address the psychology and fear of skiing and provide some tips for dealing with or overcoming loss of balance. I know if I just do what you're teaching, I will maintain control over my skis. Again, easier said than done. With much thanks and appreciation...
John Jaros
Superior, WI