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

By Allen O'Bannon, Mike Clelland

Over a hundred assistance for newbies and specialists trying to increase their telemark snowboarding. choked with humorous & functional illustrations.

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Timing is crucial. You plant your pole downhill of yourself when you're at the lowest point of your compression. This initiates the next turn. As you rise up out of your turn, you should already be thinking about the next pole plant and reaching for it. The hand that just planted the pole should be swinging back across your body, to point down the fall line. You don't want to let it get behind you. Keep your hands where you can see them at all times. Page 39 39 Turn around the pole plant After you plant your pole, ski around it and set up for the next pole plant.

Touring skis are double-cambered and have a wax pocket. When squeezed together in the middle, a gap will exist between the bases under the foot. Tele-skis are single camber and are easy to squeeze together. Boots: Same deal as skis. If you are getting used boots then get ones designed for going downhill versus "cross country". The cuff should at least come up over your ankle, and the sole should be stiff like a pair of heavy-duty hiking boots. Page 6 5 The fall line This is the same line a beach ball will take if it is rolled down a hill.

Page 55 57 Get Allen and Mike's other book! The skills needed for backcountry skiing go way beyond the humble telemark turn. We worked hard to fill Allen and Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book with all the info you'd ever need for camping and traveling in the winter. Maybe this tip seems like shameless self-promotion (it is), but these two books are designed to complement each other. Part of the joy of tele-skis is the fact you can use them in the backcountry. in your backpack! " This is a good mantra and it really works!

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