Sunday, May 8, 2016

Harald Harb, Reilly McGlashan! Two generations. Has skiing changed?.

I Until I was 19,  I skied in leather boots. When I was 14, I was still on wood skis. In my 6 decades of skiing I have never tried to ski a style or system.  It's always been about creating movements in my skiing. When your body creates movements and you understand those movements, you can ski any style or technique. You can adapt to any snow or race course.

Some people will be surprised to hear me say,  "I don't ski a system", because people think,"Don't you have the PMTS Direct Parallel ski teaching system"?  Yes, PMTS is the teaching system we use, however it's a movement based approach, not a patterned based, stylized, outcome system.  PMTS teaches movements that are, identifiable, recognizable, evolutionary and modifiable. Every movement in PMTS has a specific benefit in skiing. Focusing on the most important movement for your own skiing produces the quickest lasting results. PMTS coaches know how to identify movements that aren't in your skiing or movements that are not helping your skiing.


I never stop working on my skiing and that work is highly focused and derived from the efficient movements of world cup skiers. I know for example what exact change I want on any given day and I know exactly how to go about changing or improving what I want to see or how I want to end up. That is the beauty of accurate  movement based instruction.