Saturday, November 18, 2017

Comments about Harb Ski Systems Alignment Manual and Video, by expert skiers!




Hi Harald, 

I’d like to commend both you and Diana on another excellent production with the newly released Alignment – On Snow Assessment Video. This new video, combined with the Alignment Technician Course Manual is an impressive body of work, and the only one like it in the industry. The very detailed, clear, concise visual cues you have linked to diagnosable alignment issues based on experience across thousands of skiers is the only example that is this thorough and complete that exists—certainly the only one that is so easy to obtain and access. The video should be required viewing for any serious race coach or instructor—along with Essentials and the Alignment Manual. 

As you know, I’ve been studying PMTS for over ten years. During that time I have coached college racers, adult racers, been part of a ski school and still pick up the occasional junior racer or expert skier as a student in order to help them rebuild their skiing with solid fundamentals. I am however, primarily a weekend skier—with my day job being in banking strategy. Despite limited snow time over the past ten years my understanding of skiing and boot setup, and thus my coaching ability, have reached very high levels thanks largely to the body of work that you and Diana have created. With that, my skiing has reached an extremely high level, and it keeps getting better. 

Best, 

Greg

For a look at the Alignment Manual and videos Greg is referring to, they are on these pages on my web site!

2 comments:

horizonstar said...

Congratulations on the publication of your Alignment Manual. It contains ideas I've been piecing together over the years, but in a much more complete and scientifically organized manner. I've pretty much given up on trying to convince anybody else that canting and alignment are important--- it's like trying to explain the scientific method to a person who believes that climate science is a Chinese plot to take away their F450 Powerstroke pickup.

Case in point from the "best" bootfitter in Jackson Hole: "canting is for effete racers, any good skier should be able to adapt to their equipment instead of relying on mental crutches." I guess he is right if skiing is all about jumping off cliffs and landing on your head.

Harald Harb said...

"best" bootfitter in Jackson Hole: "canting is for effete racers, any good skier should be able to adapt to their equipment instead of relying on mental crutches."

This comment above, just demonstrates the ignorance in the ski industry. We have proof and over 20,000 evaluations and lessons with skiers over 25 years. That is just a dumb person with no knowledge of skiing talking.