Allen & Mike's Really Cool Telemark Tips, Revised and Even Better!: 123 Amazing Tips To Improve Your Tele-Skiing Paperback – Aug 26 2008
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From the Back Cover
This thoroughly revised and updated edition of Allen & Mike’s Really Cool Telemark Tips is the ultimate guide for anyone who’s ever yearned to master the subtleties of the telemark turn. Here you will find 123 clear, concise, all-around amazing telemark tips complemented by often hilarious and always helpful illustrations. In the decade since the book's original publication, telemark skiing has evolved enormously. This edition reflects the new gear, the new teaching, and the new style. For beginners and experts alike, it is a must-have for tele-skiers who really want to shred.
About the Author
Allen O'Bannon grew up in Portland, Oregon and first learned to ski on the sloped of Mount Hood. In the mid-80s he made not only a transition to the mountains of the west, but also to a pair of freeheel bindings. Allen has worked for the National Outdoor Leadership School since 1987 and is a senior instructor in the NOLS winter program. Unable to find a real job, he turned to writing this book to support his ski habit. He currently resides for part of the year in Victor, Idaho.Mike Clelland never went to Art School, studying Mad Magazine instead. Mike grew up in the flat plains of Michigan, then spent ten years (as a Yuppie!) in New York City. In 1987 he thought it might be fun to be a ski bum in Wyoming for the winter. Unfortunately, after living and skiing in the Rockies, he found it quite impossible to return to his previous life in the Big City. Mike is presently living in a shed in Idaho where he divides his time between illustrator and NOLS instructor.
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Not an instrutional book, but a wonderful reminder of how to do it gracefully on fats or skinnies.
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really working on a lot of different disjointed things when
you're learning to tele. Nicely illustrated by the
same guy that does the illustrations in Rock and Ice.
One thing I'd like to emphasize that cured my (and
several others) big tele problems (before I'd
read the book)
Tip #40 - goofy foot telemark. Will cure
any balance problems or incorrect hip positioning.
Was the big reason why I couldn't carve nicely on
one side. after a bit, you start weighting equally,
in the proper stance, and then it doesn't matter which
ski is forward or how much
(and backwards/switch telemark starts becoming possible)
Tip #76 - ski without poles. yeah, even on the hard stuff.
You'd be amazed how much better you ski after a few days.
Well, maybe not if you're jump turning.
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