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Alpine Skiing

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ISBN-10: 0736083553

ISBN-13: 9780736083553

Edition: 2011

Authors: Ronald Kipp

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In Alpine Skiing, Ronald Kipp, alpine sport education manager for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, introduces novice skiers to the basics of the sport, assists intermediate skiers in refining skills, and advises experts in specialized situations. He prepares you for your adventure with information on conditioning, selecting equipment, and familiarizing yourself with the skiing environment. You'll then find easy-to-follow instruction on skiing fundamentals, such as the wedge turn, the christie and edging skills, parallel turns, and dynamic parallel skiing. You will also find additional guidance on the more challenging moguls, powder skiing, tree skiing, and racing slopes. Throughout…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Publication date: 9/23/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Preparing for the Skiing Adventure
Introduction to Alpine Skiing
Brief History
Types of Skiing
Where to Ski
Conclusion
Getting Fit for Skiing
Fitness Benefits of Alpine Skiing
Fitness Demands
Getting Fit for Skiing
Conclusion
Equipment and Gear
Skis
Ski Boots
Bindings
Ski Poles
Helmets
Eyewear
Conclusion
Skiing Environment
Slopes
Avalanches
Physiological Considerations
Skier's Responsibility Code
Conclusion
Learning and Instruction
How Do We Learn?
Why Take a Ski Lesson?
Types of Ski Lessons
How to Take a Ski Lesson
Determining Ability Level
Conclusion
Trips and Traveling
Types of Trips
Amenities
Accommodations
Travel
Packing
Conclusion
On the Slopes
Getting Started: The Never-Ever Skier
Equipment
Stance
Climbing
Going Downhill
After a Fall
Conclusion
Wedge Turn
Combining Rotation, Edging, and Pressure
Linked Wedge Turns
Chairlifts
Conclusion
Christie
Weight Transfer
Balance
Balance Exercises
Edging and Body Awareness
Conclusion
Parallel Turns
Three-Dimensional Space
Key to Balance: Stance
Conclusion
Dynamic Parallel Skiing
Carved Turn
Concept of All
Conditions
Conclusion
Web Resources
Success Checks
Photo Credits
Bibliography
About the Author