05Teaching Modules/Decriptions

The following were drafted to be used as training topics.  Much the same as college courses, numbered to reflect level of relative complexity.

This is the description/title page.  The project, circa 2006-07 was not finished, thus not all numbers are represented. They are draft grade. Some are missing, some are incomplete.

103 Teaching model-self explanatory

104Teaching the first time rider- command/task and common problems

105 Stance and Balance- effective posture and skill sequencing

106Turn shape variations-traverse, w, skidded round, skidded kicked, railed, carved, intro to cross-over, primarily Landing/Boardwalk

107skills concept-edging, pressuring, and rotational movements which provide balance

108tuning clinic

110 Intro to edging and turn entry- means of tilting the board from a  relaxed, balanced, two-footed posture

111Developing and active inside leg- simultaneous vs. sequential movements as applied to edging

117Exploring pressure management- movements which create pressure vs pressure to create movement.  Tendencies of the ‘sideways’ stance. (toeside v, heelside)

121Creating lower body angles- use of knees to support movements of feet in edging.

125Intro to bumps- The suspension concept. Carve v. pivot

126Teaching intro to bumps- evaluating student ability, choosing and using terrain

12? Intro to park/pipe

12?teaching intro to park/pipe

141 re-centering and building glide-  Riding consistenly on a two foot bias, adjusting board behavior via pressure management. Reducing skid.

143 Incorporating rhythm breaks-  versatility of posture/ mechanics. Deviation from the fall-line, or not.  Determine overall ‘height of activation’ie, which parts of the body are used to control the board (feet, knees, hips, etc).

204Black diamond class handling- first run shakedown, determining lowest common denominator of skill development.

205 Stance and balance- different stance options have different advantages and disadvantages.  Discuss muscle tension and the myths associated with ‘quiet upper body’.

206 Turn shape variations- similar to 106, but on steeper terrain

207 Knowing the skill concept

210 Enhance the short turn-  intro to cross-under and rebound

211 Developing an active inside leg- use of rear foot/leg to initiate heelside turns

212 Slice the turn entry-  progressively reducing skid from finish to start. Quality of turn exit determines quality of turn entry.

213Tactics for steep hard snow- distribution of load, timing and location of turn entry/exit, allowing for free-fall.

214 tactics for soft deep snow- riiiight!  Go out and play, doofus!

(alternative, learn to telemark)

215 developing rotary skill in short radius turns-whole body rotation v. counter- rotation

216Edging in the long radius turn-joint articulation in the lateral plane, cleaning up turn entry exit with good posture.

217exploring pressure management- rebound, acquisition and utilization

220Inclination and Angulation- definition, concept, utilization.

221Creating lower body angles-whatever

225Intro to bumps- on steeper terrain

226 riding intermediate bumps- choosing line, rotational stability, movement flow

226 teaching intro to bumps- steeper terrain

227 teaching intermediate bumps- larger concepts

228 teaching advanced bumps- still larger concepts, optimizing suspension, equipment choice, inertial braking of rotation

230 teaching steeps and trees- concepts, optimal skill requirements

240 enhancing the turn connection- effective utilization of energy storage

241 recentering and building glide-harnessing rebound with deft touch, synchronizing movements.

243incorporating rhythm breaks- steeper pitch

250 GS turn training-requisite components

251 SL turn training-requisite components

305 stance and balance- understanding canting and foot support/ bone structure

306 turn shape variations- altering edge angle and pressure distribution during arc

307skill blending on advanced terrain

310 enhance the short turn- effective use of counter-rotation as a stabilizing element.

311Developing an active inside leg-  Simultaneous use of both legs to create edging movements

312 Slice the turn entry-skeletal alignment issues to facilitate turning on steep terrain without pivot

313Tactics for steep hard snow- cross-through

314 Tactics for soft deep snow-  Its not riding if you are always on the brakes, so point it and go

315Rotary skills in short radius turns-combining counter rotation with rebound

316Edging in the long radius turn- dealing with increased loads at higher speeds

317exploring pressure management- inducing and canceling skid in a carved turn

320 inclination and angulation- effective timing, usage and suitability

326 riding advanced bumps- effectively using torso mass as a balancing mechanism

328teaching advanced bumps- choosing appropriate terrain and technique for student ability

330 teaching steeps and trees- safety concerns

340enhancing the turn connection-efficient skill blending/minimalism


343 incorporating rhythm breaks-interrupting the turn

350GS turn training

351 skiing steeps and trees-Zen

352 SL turn training- understanding limitations imposed by equipment and improper technique