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What Instructional DVD's are good out there these days?

sunvalleylawsunvalleylaw Posts: 1,259 Mega Baller
edited June 2012 in Technique & Theory
A newb to the forum here. Long time skier. Formed my style based on the LaPointe/Suyderhoud vid of the late 80's/90's along with some training tips from the vid Rathbun put out in the 90's. I did try to add some more knee bend from watching Mapple back then.

Now, I am getting back into skiing more, got a new(er) ski to replace my vernerable Duvall, and would like to watch some vid. My ski time is somewhat limited so I rely somewhat on vid and visualization. Given the above influences, does anyone have a suggestion for some good instructional vid? I don't see myself turning into a full on west coast slalom guy overnight, but I am open to anything. I understand Suyderhoud has a west coast vid out, but am interested in what else is out there.



  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,645 Mega Baller
    I don't know about instructional, but for pure visualization I recommend any video of Nate Smith. He's not doing some radical "Nate Smith" style -- he's just doing everything really, really well.
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • sunvalleylawsunvalleylaw Posts: 1,259 Mega Baller
    @Than Bogan Cool, I'll check that out. I found in the past that videos of skiers training are most helpful, rather than competition footage. It looked to me that there might be a lot of vid on the site that is helpful too.

    I still would like a good analytical/instructional vid regarding modern technique as well.
  • crashmancrashman Posts: 722 Crazy Baller
    take video of yourself and post it here- you'll get plenty of advice, much of which will be good
    slalom addiction triggering irrational behavior
  • jimbrakejimbrake Posts: 1,360 Mega Baller
    Alternatively, you could post video on another website that I won't mention (Skiall6) and be told to ski on the tail of your ski. Just sayin'.
    "...all of the basic fun banter"
    I am modifying my ski to mount the boots transversely and ski like I skateboard, video to follow.
    Doug Roberts San Diego, CA ski rating: 2 balls
  • SkiJaySkiJay Posts: 2,314 Mega Baller
    @Sunvalleylaw There hasn't been a new instructional slalom video since "West Coast Slalom." You're probably best off studying the "Just Sets" in bonus footage on "Edged in Water II." Also check out the "On the Dock with Terry Winter" videos on YouTube. ... Your ski should be your dance partner, not a wrestling opponent
  • sunvalleylawsunvalleylaw Posts: 1,259 Mega Baller
    @skijay Cool! Winter's vids are a great idea as I have read his articles years ago, and he at that time was a D3 skier. The Nate Smith vid looks promising too and i will find that Edged on the Water II as well. As far as vid of me, once I get my ski dialed in and have some more runs in, I will see what I can do. It will be just some dude skiing, and nothing to write home about, but a starting place anyway.
  • MrBrownstoneMrBrownstone Posts: 81 Baller
    If you have a more traditional skiing style standing tall, hips up, chest out, elbows to the vest, and handle low and in the pocket with more weight naturally distributed on the rear foot, may want to look at this skier's vids who just won the Big Dawg again,...Chad Scott.

    He is also one of the best "tail riders" out there today and is the furthest thing from "west coast"!!! Watch where the water is breaking under his ski all the way through the course! :-)

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