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
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