Go Ski Paperback – 2 Nov 2006
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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.
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
well read - well enjoyed ...and well used.
Epson - TOO expensive ...that's why people go for some compatibles. Read more
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. Read morePublished on 4 Jan. 2011 by Malcolm Gordon
This book and DVD are very good for all those who wish to learn to ski and also for those intermediate skiers who need to brush up on the essential drills for improving technique. Read morePublished on 6 Jan. 2010 by P. J. Maitland