Sunday, January 22, 2017

PMTS Harb Ski Systems, "Building an Expert Skier!"

                                 Developing proper Counter Acting



                                             First photo: Up-side down on the slope! 
                         Watch the jacket, zipper line, relative to the ski direction and angle. 
                                   

                                                   Above the falline

              Also, look at the top of the skis, to see the angles developing off the base of support,  the "SKIS" which  increase in angle when they show the tops.

               

                                                  At the Apex of the turn!

 As the angles of the body and skis increase the upper body increases it's counter acting. The upper body looks like it never changes where it's facing, however the skis are making a radical arc and direction change.

                                                  Just at the point of releasing!

 The upper body and hips are increasing, their counter acting, relative to the ski direction changes.
This is what instructors, and ski systems don't understand, they just tell you, or say,  "Face down hill, well that's not it.! Counter acting is a movement that you have to create with the turning or counter acting movements of the hips and torso.

6 comments:

Jim Ferguson said...

Harald
I've been training on this with our instructor base at Brian Head for a month and a half. They are just starting to really get it. It's amazing when someone develops bad habits how long it takes them to remove that from their own skiing. I've sent some home to build Slant Boards and they are the ones who come back and figure it out the fastest. Once they feel solid Counter Acting skills their notion of the power of the turn changes as they ski into Balance in a new way.

Great Picture sequence!!! Keep feeding us the juice. I Love it

Jim

Wendell Moore said...

Speechless! So good to see you in action again and to read and see these fresh reinforcing words and illustrations on CA. Bravo Harald and welcome back to what you do the best; teach us how to ski like the best skiers in the world. The rest is up to us.

Ski Chi said...

This is so true! When instructors say face down the slope etc the result is a stiff 'zombie' style of skiing which translates to poor ski performance. The hips need to work as a universal joint with fluid and proactive actions not static holding. Thanks for making this clear, Harald.

Ski Chi said...

This is so true! When instructors say face down the slope etc the result is a stiff 'zombie' style of skiing which translates to poor ski performance. The hips need to work as a universal joint with fluid and proactive actions not static holding. Thanks for making this clear, Harald.

Edna Mutapčić said...

Thank you for this useful article. Expert skiers need an awesome ski runs, and I was reading about some of them here - http://momentumski.com/8-runs-expert-skiers-europe/

Harald Harb said...

Thank you all for your comments, have a great spring!