Allen & Mike's Really Cool Telemark Tips by Allen O'Bannon, Mike Clelland

By Allen O'Bannon, Mike Clelland

Over a hundred information for newcomers and specialists seeking to increase their telemark snowboarding. jam-packed with humorous & useful illustrations.

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Don't let your pole linger in the snowjust sting the slope with it, and as you ski around it, snap it out. You should already be thinking about the next pole plant and reaching downhill for it. Don't lean on a pole after it's planted; it's not there for support, it's just a tool for timing. Also, your uphill hand (or shoulder) shouldn't linger anywhere behind you. Keep reaching forward. Page 40 40 Use your wrist For a nice quick pole plant, flick the pole out in front of you with your wrist. You can also think about keeping your palm facing out.

78 84. Riding porpoises 79 85. One big ski 79 The Steeps 86. Really reach down the hill 80 87. Keep both hands in your field of view 81 88. Jump turns 82 89. Keep your hip away from the slope 83 Attitude 90. Skiing breakable crud 84 91. Lots of ski length 84 92. Don't be afraid of a little speed 85 Mistakes 93. Don't get frustrated 86 94. Double pole plants 87 95. Don't use your uphill pole as a point of balance 88 96. Spidering 89 97. Don't drag your uphill pole 90 98. Too spread out 91 99. Bend that front leg 91 100.

Page 47 47 Carving vs. skidding The previous tips, besides helping you turn your skis quicker, will also help you carve your turns on the hardpack. If your skis are skidding out from underneath you or chattering on the snow, then you need to get more weight over them. Keeping your upper-body weight over your skis makes them hold well through your turn. So use an aggressive "C" stance and bend at your hip to keep you over your skis. Thinking about making downhill pole plants will also help you achieve this.

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