Monday, December 28, 2009

Reinfried Herbst leading World Cup Slaloms for 09

Is Reinfried Herbst the best slalom skier in the world? He is on a streak and has only three countryman to worry about. Marcel Hirscher, Benni Riach, and Manfred Pranger. These skiers are brilliant, fast and steady. The Olympics are just around the corner and this may be a totally different situation as the snow is different in British Columbia and the number of entries in the Olympic Slalom has a limit of 4 skiers per country. Stay tuned for an exciting year. I watch skiing on Universal Sports Network.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Ski Practice 1: Counter Timing

Counter Acting is the movement that turns
the upper body or torso away from the
turning direction of the skis. This movement
is critical in all skiing, without it you have
no power to release and you may end up
with rotation in your skiing that causes you
to use excessive upper body movements.
Excessive upper body movements throw the
body out of balance!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Harrison Harb Racing at the Beverly Critirium

Harrison out front alone,
New england Road RaceChampionships

Harrison taking it to the Met Life guys.
Taking a short rest

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Ski Lessons with Harald Harb, "Steeps on Palli"

My latest video demonstrating the "Essentials of Skiing".

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Rare sighting of Austrian Mountain Goat

These goats are called "Gams" in German, they are hunted for their meat and therefore are elusive even though their natural predators are rare or non existent. The French word for this type of mountain goat is Chamois.
Filmed while skiing on the Hintertux Glacier.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009

What is Counter acting in skiing?

The Phantom Javelin is a great way to practice your counter acting movements. The lifted ski placed at a forward angle over the stance boot helps to turn the hips to face toward the outside of the arc.
This is not your father's Javelin!

Notice the torso facing toward the outside of the arc and the inside hip leading the arc.
Leading the turn with the inside hip constitutes a counteracted relationship to the skis. To confirm this in your skiing, make sure you belly button stays facing your stance boot throughout the arc.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Skiing in Colorado with old friends from Quebec

Counter Acting, Good for your Skiing!

          Here is a US Ski Team member
 using "Counter Acting" movements or CA.As many of you know from reading my books, especially my last book "Harald Harb's Essentials of Skiing", "Counter Acting", is an important part of "Complete Upper Body Development" in skiing. In my new "Essentials " DVD series I present how to achieve counter acting movements. Most skiers don't counteract an d if they do, they don't do it knowingly. Most instructors don't realize the importance of counteracting and don't teach it. 

In the PMTS System, you realize CA immediately and it has an immediate accelerating effect on your skiing improvement.