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!