DOWNHILL SKIING


FREE SKIING & RACING


  • I add videos to this page weekly through the ski season
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  • Der Hahnenkamm, Kitzbuehel, Austria – 360º Race Interactive . Full Speed
    – Top Speed 160 kph in the course and at the finish line; 
    – Use you mouse to rotate camera watch a rear view; note how fast he leaves the starting gate
  • Der Hahnenkamm, Kitzbuehel, Austria – 360° Race Interactive . Commentary and Graphics
  • Hobby Skiers leaving the starting gate. Turn on the commentary. “Next victim please” → Click Here

FREE SKIING



INSTRUCTION – TIPS & DRILLS



BASICS



INTERMEDIATE – ADVANCED


  • Short Turn Drills .
    (1) Separation
    (2) Early Edging
    (3) More Grip through knees & ankles
  • Carving Tips for Beginners & Intermediates .
    – Carving vs. Skidding – Stomp It
    (1) Traverse the Hill setting an edge
    (2) J-Turn.
    (3) Roll the knees, ankles, feet – Railroad Drill
    (4) Inclination Critical Edge Angle
    (5) Inclination + Angulation
  • Carving Turns .
    (1) Start Easy
    (2) Stay Forward in Transition
    (3) Open up your Stance – Shoulder to Hip Width

  • Balance Fore & Aft – Steeper Slopes & Short Turns .
    – Shifting the pressure on the soles of your feet
    Drills (1) Pushing & Pulling (2) Posture Adjustment
  • Inside Leg & Knee .
    – Leading with the Inside Knee
    – Putting the Inside Ski on Edge
  • Flow & Smooth Turns .
    (1) Turn Shape – “S” Turns NOT “Z” Turns
    (2) Inside Knee Up – Like riding a bicycle
  • Increasing Edge Angle for an Advanced Skier .
    (1) Gradually increase pressure but DON’T push out on the outside leg
    (2) Allow gravity to drop your pelvis vertically to achieve higher edge angle on the outside leg
  • Toppling for Big Edge Angles .
  • Turning on Ice .
    – Shoulder Width Stance
    (1) Initiation – Early Edge Engagement – new outside ski on edge as soon as possible
    (2) Patience – Apply pressure smoothly
    (3) Separation to avoid Rotation – squeeze side of upper body until the end of the turn and then release
    (4) More Flow – Less Force

VIDEOS WITHOUT COMMENTARY



RACING


LOCAL RACING



FIS RACERS FREE SKIING



STARTING TECHNIQUE



DOWNHILL


  • Der Hahnenkamm, Kitzbuehel, Austria – 360º Race Interactive . Full Speed
    – Top Speed 160 kph in the course and at the finish line; 
    – Use you mouse to rotate camera watch a rear view; note how fast he leaves the starting gate
  • Der Hahnenkamm, Kitzbuehel, Austria – 360° Race Interactive . Commentary and Graphics
  • Der Hahnenkamm – Hobby Skiers leaving the starting gate. Turn on the commentary. “Next victim please” → Click Here .
  • Downhill Documentary – The Thin Line 
  • (1) Franz Klammer (Österreich) → Mini Documentary · 1976 Innsbrück Olympics: The Race (ABC) Klammer vs. Russi (side by side video)
    (2) Aksel Swindal (Norway) → Blink of an Eye

SUPER G RACING


(1) Alex Pinturault – France → Race (Slow Motion)
(2) Guillermo Fayed – France → Race (Slow Motion)
(3) Lindsey Vonn – USA → Training (Slow Motion)


GS – GIANT SLALOM RACING


(1) Marcel Hirscher – Österreich → Slow Motion (Race) Training (GoPro following)
(2) Ted Ligety – USA → Video (Slow Motion) · YouTube


SL – SLALOM RACING


MEN
(1) Marcel Hirscher – Österreich → Training – 1 | Training – 2 | Training – 3 | Training – 4
(2) Ted Ligety – USA →  YouTube
(3) Julien Lizeroux – France → Training (Slow Motion)
WOMEN
(1) Marie-Michelle Gagnon – Canada → Training
(2) Mikaela Shiffrin – USA → Training
(3) Lindsey Vonn – USA → Slow Motion Training


INTERNATIONAL & NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS & TEAMS



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