Everything the Instructors Never Told You About Mogul Skiing

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AuthorHouse, Sep 2, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 100 pages

The real mogul skiing instruction youre looking for.

Whether you want to ski gentle moguls with comfort and confidence, turn heads on your local mogul run, or compete in mogul contests, this book will give you the specialized techniques you need to reach your goal.

In this how-to classic, former competitor Dan DiPiro reveals techniques that have remained largely unknownor misunderstood outside of competitive mogul skiing circles.

Most skiers try to ski moguls using only groomed-trail techniques, says DiPiro. But the bumps require a special set of techniques that have little to do with groomed-trail skiing. With an understanding of these special techniques, most fit, expert skiers can become good mogul skiers, and some can become excellent mogul skiers and even mogul competitors.

For the aspiring mogul skier, this book is full of invaluable instruction. For the seasoned bumper, its an ideal tune-up guide and a refreshing affirmation. For all skiers interested in broadening their understanding of downhill skiing excellence, its an original, eye opening read.

 

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Contents

1 SOME GENERAL ADVICE
1
2 YOUR HOME POSTURE
3
3 ROTARPOWERED TURNS
10
4 ABSORPTION AND EXTENSION
24
5 CHOOSING YOUR LINE
34
6 EYES ON THE BIG PICTURE
49
7 POLING AND HAND POSITION
54
8 AIR
58
9 COMPETITIVE MOGUL SKIING
70
10 MOGULSKIING EQUIPMENT
77
11 HAVE FAITH HAVE FUN
84
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
88
Back Cover
91
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About the author (2005)

In the 1980s, Dan DiPiro competed in two USSA National Freestyle Championships and attained a mogul-skier ranking of 21st in the country. Dan has also coached mogul competitors at Waterville Valley Ski Area in northern New Hampshire.

In November of 2005, SKI Magazine named Dan one of the top-100 instructors in the nation. His ski-instruction writing has appeared in SKI Magazine, New Hampshire Magazine and Heart of New Hampshire Magazine. His non-skiing writing has appeared in The Boston Sunday Globe and college alumni magazines all over the northeast. His ad copy has appeared in SKI, SKIIING, POWDER and Backcountry magazines. And his short fiction has appeared in Aethlon, the Journal of Sport Literature.

Dan holds a bachelors degree in English from Tufts University, and masters degrees in education and teaching from Boston University. He lives in Bedford, New Hampshire.

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