CHILDREN AND SKI
Children can start skiing from
3 years. Be careful then not to disgust them, or do not get too
tired or put them in difficulty.
The first session may
decide the whole course.
Father of "double
three" children :-\\ I recommend private
lessons for one hour per day up to 4 years, 1 or 2 hours from
5 years depending on the shape of the future champion, with one
or more short breaks required without waiting for clear signs
Do not expect too much of a child
Indeed, what seems "childish"
or go straight smiling ten meters on a false flat, for example,
some parents did not impress. Know that at this age yet it reveals
a promising future for ski... And do so knowing more or less aside
the skis and even open a snowplow effective takes time (usually
inversely proportional to age). However, once completed, this
exercise you condemn winter sports to life with your child. Should
Do not buy skis at this age,
especially not too big for many years ... Rent is better, technically
anyway. It will be easier to change the shape or size at any time.
One thing is certain:
always take small skis. Short
skis DEMAND for your children. Say to skiman it's
your ski instructor (me for once) that requires, I assume!
classes exist in Les Arcs 1800 from 3 years,
it is a formula more economical also proven... just slower performance
issue, and more risky regarding to the relational aspect. A crying
child has tremendous potential to make others cry
A LITTLE THEORY SKI
The main idea is, like
snowboarding and mono-ski, in that a human being should
remain himself. Whatever its environment and its approach,
the man is "governed" by physical laws, anatomical,
physiological and psychological must. Its survival depended,
and depends on it. Without them we would not be here to
want to ski, gear invented by, it's fun, himself...
is therefore important to focus on the basic functioning
of the human being, old millions (billions?) years than
to seek an approach, a technical miracle (stereotyped movements,
raw instinct, magical equipment .. .) that is not based
Skiing is much easier
than walking. Just need to think. The hard part has already
been done, I will take care of the rest :-))
Le Rest ?
Bring into consonance
elongated human being (interests of balance in face of gravity
and sliding), a snowy mountain (cause of gravity + slide),
and a pair of plates (the mechanical properties related
to the gravity and slide effects).
In short, a
first story of gravity
we manage since our appearance on earth, and a second story,
this new, voluntary Sliding we must learn to managein contrast
to what controls, most of the time, our primitive instinct
reflection, skiing is like walking, but by reflecting.
first go skiing with your head, and one baggage
Skiing is an intellectual
decision. The body is only following ...
ADULTS AND SKI
Whatever the level of the student,
the search for an fundamental
attitude of balance in a static position first,
then moving in the human measure (well under 36 km / h) and without
obstacle, is needed.
Respect of a high position
for the upper bodys
Respect of a slightly
lower position : -)) (bent) to the lowest body (ankles first,
wholesale: the male and
female skiers imagine walking on a beam with the idea of trying
to catch up with the pretty girl or handsome boy ahead. It's the
ideal position of equilibrium of the human being since many hundreds
of thousands of years.
do without ?
Ankles slightly bent
Generously arms wide apart, bent, hands forward
That's all !
"levels" necessarily follows from this fundamental attitude.
As soon as he moves, an object,
a human being creates his own power of movement, energy.
It does not need to ski
with his weight, but well also and above all, with the force that
makes negligible the weight gradually as speed increases, because
this force, this energy depends mainly on the speed. The report
from one to the other (weight / displacement force) ranging from
1 to 100 ... HUGE!!!
"There is no dark force
to ski when you do not know it. Yet it is this force that decides
everything, as considerably more powerful than the weight and
muscular force of any skier."
We must therefore know and
learn to control IT .
The third secret?
is in the fundamental attitude that hide for millions of years
the levers of control forces moving...
So I will speak primarily
of the upper body, the position of the skis on the planet depending
on the position of the legs in space, which depends on the position
of the upper body in space, resulting from the position of head
in space, depending on the top level of the position of gaze in
space ... whew !!!