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Go Ski [Paperback]

Warren Smith
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2 Nov 2006 Go

The fast track to great skiing

Read it, watch it, do it with this innovative book and 30-minute DVD for anyone itching to get up off the sofa and go!

Clear step-by-step coaching and inspirational photography in the book will get you started or improve your skills. Then, master techniques with your own virtual coach – from the snowplough to parallel turns, the 30-minute DVD uses 360 degree live-action freeze-frame graphics and slow-motion sequences guaranteed to get you ready for the slopes in no time.

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley (2 Nov 2006)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1405316179
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405316170
  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 15.7 x 19.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 170,854 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you are a beginner, buy it! 15 Jun 2009
I am currently living in Switzerland and decided I would like to try to learn to ski. So this past season I had some lessons with instructors from the official Swiss Ski School. I bought this book in the hope that I could use it as a reminder, during the off season, of what I had learned.

Honestly I was amazed. Everything described in the book and shown on the DVD, was exactly the same as I had been taught in my lessons. It's a complex activity and not easy to describe or illustrate. I'm not sure any book or DVD can really substitute for a real coach, but as an introduction for a beginner, or as a refresher to a novice, I think this book is excellent.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed Feelings 13 April 2007
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I have mixed feelings about this book. On the one hand, it has many step by step full colour illustrations and a DVD showing how to ski which brings the subject to life.

On the other hand, the book is too ambitious and attempts too much, starting from absolute beginners (eg what clothes skiers need) to freestyle jumps and skiing on large bumps. Trying to cover so much in a relatively small book means not enough detail to each aspect of the skiing. To illustrate this, the book is about 150 pages long, (not including the index). Yet it is not until page 50 that the book explains how to actually put on the skis. Clearly much space is given to beginner's matters which many intermediate skiers will not need. To properly cover all this material needs a longer book.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Well presented but just not enough detail 1 Mar 2014
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I read the book and looked forward to watching the DVD to get the detail, but when I watched the DVD I didn't find it there either. This book and DVD are very well presented and I really like the format, but each topic is covered too superficially. I didn't want a book with pages of text going in to the minutiae of skiing technique but this is far too high level to be useful. The descriptions for key techniques are too brief and what is presented is not always clear. It might be asking too much for a book to be able to teach you to ski but there's no reason why a book can't be written as a good companion for ski lessons. Unfortunately this isn't it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review of Go Ski by Warren Smith 27 Jan 2013
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I would recommend to any first time skiier who is having lessons, or before having lessons. It has lovely photographic illustrations to make the point. It demonstrates the basic skills in skiing. Very readable.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice little book with great DVD 23 July 2012
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Good little book, very basic though, so not much good if you want to know how to perfect your carve turns etc. DVD is fantastic. I'm new to skiing and I enjoyed watching how to ski properly before trying things out on the slope myself. Goes from talking about the correct equipment, to fitness, snow plough turns, parallel turns, carving and much much more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars go ski 3 Jun 2011
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5.0 out of 5 stars a lot in one small book 17 Feb 2014
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this trys to cover a lot from cover to cover - each section and pictures are easy to understand backed up with the DVD - but for me leaps from one extreme to the other - but its aimed at a large audience and there is something for every level
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book and DVD 4 Jan 2011
This is an excellent book to read prior to a ski trip to gain some knowledge of the techniques required. The accompanying DVD also demonstrates the techniques. Last year it helped me improve my skiing and I have just been reviewing it again for this years trip.

Its mainly aimed at beginners but does have very useful information for intermediate and advanced skiers who should maybe just refresh their memories prior to a trip.
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