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Ultimate Skiing [Paperback]

Ron LeMaster
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1 Oct 2009
Millions of skiers around the world have witnessed a revolution in ski design and the ensuing changes in technique. "Ultimate Skiing" is the definitive instruction manual for skiers seeking the latest developments in technique and technology. A full-colour guide for the modern skier, "Ultimate Skiing" speaks to the intermediate, advanced and racing readership by including updated techniques for modern-shaped ski designs and tips for fine-tuning boots for specific styles and terrain. Written by technique expert Ron LeMaster, "Ultimate Skiing" offers a tactical approach to applying technique to meet the needs for various conditions and ski objectives, such as ice, powder, moguls and steeps. "Ultimate Skiing" features LeMaster's clear, thorough and captivating photo sequences depicting proper form on the slopes. Every chapter includes analyses of World Cup skiers as well as exercises for developing and practicing technique. Skiers are guaranteed to benefit from LeMaster's unique method of instruction. Starting with the mechanical basics of skiing and moving on to the complete presentation of technique, "Ultimate Skiing" is the one resource that will build confidence and consistency in any serious skier.

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  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics; Original edition (1 Oct 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736079599
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736079594
  • Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 21.6 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 91,357 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ron LeMaster has spent more than 25 years as a ski instructor and race coach. Currently an instructor, trainer and lecturer at the Vail/Beaver Creek Ski School, he has also taught at the Aspen Ski School and coached with the Aspen Ski Club and the University of Colorado. Certified and accredited by the Professional Ski Instructors of America, LeMaster has spent much of the past six years lecturing at ski schools in the Colorado Rockies on the topic of ski technique and biomechanics. A frequent contributor to skiing magazines, he coauthored a 16-page article on ski technique for Snow Country's best-selling issue. He has also written technical literature for the Professional Ski Instructors of America.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Ron the Master 3 April 2010
If you are looking for an understanding of skiing and the forces and techniques involved then this really is required reading. This is an update of "The Skiers Edge" with more recent skier analysis and colour photography. Much of the content is the based on the previous book with some additional chapters added on. The stop frame picture sets and the clarity of descriptions make this book stand out from other technical ski literature.
All ski professionals should read and study this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Technical and facinating 22 May 2013
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This is not a light and easy read - concentration required, but it gives a fascinating insight into why and how to to it and how to make it better and improve your performance. Great tips and practical advice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book, wish I had it years ago 3 Jan 2013
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I would recommend this to anyone who wishes to ski at a high level. I am a BASI L3 Instructor so can already ski to a fairly high level.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The ultimate reource for serious skiers 17 April 2012
By Ade
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Once in while a definitive reference book comes along and sits as the default text in a collection. Ultimate Skiing is such a book. It's not an ABC learn to ski book. It's a book for skiers who are serious about understanding the sport and seeking autonomy in their own progress.

It looks at the technical fundamentals of skiing covering such topics as; the phyics of the sport, why and how do skis turn; lateral balnce; fore and afte balance; edging etc. etc. There is a useful section on boot fitting and the book closes with chapters about the tactical and technical aspects of skiing in challenging conditions e.g. bumps, powder, crud, ice and steeps. There are occasional insights into the techniques of some of the world's greatest skiers and the photomontages throughout the book are helpful and clear.

All in this is an outstanding comprehensive ski book and should form part of the library for any keen recreational skier or instructor.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great technical approach! 22 April 2010
By Newski
Bought this book to help with unpacking the physics of ski-ing - it does that exceptionally well! The subject is well explained with sound case-studies and easy reading style. As a relatively new skier, I found this book very useful! If you want to read about the science of ski-ing and thereby improve your understanding of why your ski's behave the way they do, then this book would be difficult to better. I'm from a scientific background and the sums and science seem to support the author's analysis of ski-ing dynamics! Great read!
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