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Athletic Skier [Paperback]

Warren Witherall
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  • Paperback: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books; Soft Cover edition (1 Oct 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1555661173
  • ISBN-13: 978-1555661175
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 17.5 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 586,688 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Focuses on skiing equipment and techiques, stressing the effect of boots and bindings on balance.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for advanced skiers 20 Nov 2006
Format:Paperback
This is truly an amazing book. The numerous colour photos are inspirational, and the text is very well written. This is one of the few sports books I've ever read that will genuinly make you better just by reading it.

Negatives? I'm not sure I agree with all his boot fitting advice, but he's totally right on canting: until you've experimented with your canting angles your skis aren't set up right. Second, some people will feel initially (as I did) that this book is overly focussed on carving, and as well from a racing and on-piste perspective. But I've learnt (and you should too) that you need to put at least a little carve into every turn, and until then you're not skiing pistes, moguls or off-piste properly. (OK, if you always ski on powder you don't need to learn carving). As he points out, carving is the diffence between playing soccer on wet grass in running shoes or football boots.

In summary: buy this book. You'll learn a huge amount about skiing and you can show your non-skiing friends the lovely photos.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cut your FIS points in half! 31 Mar 1998
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Format:Paperback
The idea of canting at the base of the boot and not the boot itself is pure genious!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book, a bit detailed 15 Dec 2009
Format:Paperback
I also have the all mountain skier by Mark Elling which is very good. All-Mountain Skier: The Way to Expert Skiing.This book is older but a very good complement. It would perhaps be a bit too detailed/confusing if I had not read the other one first. I've not finished it yet, and it is coming from a racing perspective but some very good stuff in there.
Just don't make it your first or only book
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