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Extreme Downhill Ski Racing

Extreme Downhill Ski Racing

  • Author: Virginia Loh-Hagan
  • Publisher: Cherry Lake
  • ISBN: 1634711912
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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Extreme Downhill Ski Racing presents the thrills and spills of this intriguing extreme sport. The carefully written, considerate text will hold the readers' interest and allow for successful mastery and comprehension. Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience, these books maintain a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance achievement and comprehension.

Ski Faster

Ski Faster

Lisa Feinberg Densmore's Guide to High Performance Skiing and Racing

  • Author: Lisa Feinberg Densmore
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 9780071343817
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 224
  • View: 7914
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Ski Faster Learn to ski as expert racers do, even if you never plan to enter a starting gate. You don't need nerves of steel and a passion for flying down slopes at 85 mph to benefit from the competitive-level advice and insider anecdotes in this book. In fact, even if moving at 15 mph on the intermediate slope makes you nervous, Ski Faster is for you . . . if you want to ski better . . . have more fun on the slopes . . . and learn how to carve those new shaped skis like a pro. "The best skiers are ski racers," writes Densmore, pointing out the technical impact of champions such as Jean Claude Killy, Stein Ericksen, and Ingemar Stenmark. In this book, Densmore shows all skiers how to apply champion racing techniques not only to gain speed but to improve skill. Ski Faster shows you how to Prepare for and enjoy any kind of alpine race, no matter what your present skill level Tell a slalom course from a Giant slalom or Super G Get more fun out of skiing by mastering better technique Ski professionally with improved form and better-carved turns Understand how the new shaped skis improve your carving and racing potential With pro-level guidance on training and conditioning . . . on-snow and dry-land drills . . . waxing tricks . . . faster starts . . . course tactics . . . mental preparation, including conquering fear of speed . . . tips from top racers . . . and over a hundred illustrations that make it all easier to understand, Ski Faster is the finest race-preparation manual available. "A must-have in any Alpine master's ski library." --Bill Skinner, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Masters Coordinator and Park City Resort Masters Coach "The most complete ski racing book written! It's an encyclopedia that reads like a personal diary of a ski racer. Whatever your interest or ability, this book will help you ski better and Ski Faster!" --Dave Merriam, Director of the Stowe Ski and Snowboard School and Head Coach of the PSIA Demonstration Team "Lisa Feinberg Densmore has compiled a comprehensive digest of pertinent concepts, details, and personal accounts to form an improvement road map for recreational skiers, beginning-to-seasoned racers, instructors, coaches, parents, and fans. I'll recommend this book to many people." --David Ojala, Program Director, Mammoth Mountain Ski and Snowboard Team

The Fall Line: America's Rise to Ski Racing's Summit

The Fall Line: America's Rise to Ski Racing's Summit

  • Author: Nathaniel Vinton
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393244784
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 384
  • View: 6732
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“Great sports writing. . . . [Vinton] is taking us inside a world few ever visit.”—James Hill, Washington Post Harnessing nature’s most powerful forces, elite downhillers descend icy, rugged slopes at speeds cresting 90 miles per hour. For decades, American skiers struggled to match their European counterparts, and until this century the US Ski Team could not claim a lasting foothold on the roof of the Alps, where the sport’s legends are born. Then came a fledgling class of American racers that disrupted the Alpine racing world order. Led by Bode Miller and Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso and Ted Ligety, this band of iconoclasts made a place for their country on some of the world’s most prestigious race courses. Even as new technology amplified the sport’s inherent danger, the US Ski Team learned how to win, and they changed downhill racing forever. The Fall Line is the story of how it all came together, a deeply reported reconstruction of ski racing’s most dramatic season. Drawing on more than a decade of research and candid interviews with some of the sport’s most elusive figures, award-winning journalist Nathaniel Vinton reveals the untold story of how skiers like Vonn and Miller, and their peers and rivals, fought for supremacy at the Olympic Winter Games. Here is an authoritative portrait of a group of men and women taking mortal risks in a bid for sporting glory. A white-knuckled tour through skiing’s deep traditions and least-accessible locales, The Fall Line opens up the sexy, high-stakes world of downhill skiing—its career-ending crashes, million-dollar sponsorship deals, international intrigue, and showdowns with nature itself. With views from the starting gate, the finish line, and treacherous turns in between, The Fall Line delivers the adrenaline of one of the world’s most beautiful and perilous sports alongside a panoramic view of skiing’s past, present, and future.

The Fall Line

The Fall Line

How American Ski Racers Conquered a Sport on the Edge

  • Author: Nathaniel Vinton
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton
  • ISBN: 9780393244779
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 384
  • View: 2196
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A behind-the-scenes portrait of the world of alpine ski racing and the achievements of today's American ski athletes documents the story of the 2014 Olympics team while assessing the contributions of key stars, including Bode Miller and Lindsey Vonn.

Two Planks and a Passion

Two Planks and a Passion

The Dramatic History of Skiing

  • Author: Roland Huntford
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 0826423388
  • Category: History
  • Page: 456
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Roland Huntford's brilliant history begins 20,000 years ago in the last ice age on the icy tundra of an unformed earth. Man is a travelling animal, and on these icy slopes skiing began as a means of survival. That it has developed into the leisure and sporting pursuit of choice by so much of the globe bears testament to its elemental appeal. In polar exploration, it has changed the course of history. Elsewhere, in war and peace, it has done so too. The origins of skiing are bound up in with the emergence of modern man and the world we live in today. Â

Downhill Ski-racing

Downhill Ski-racing

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Ski racing
  • Page: 125
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The Fall Line: America's Rise to Ski Racing's Summit

The Fall Line: America's Rise to Ski Racing's Summit

  • Author: Nathaniel Vinton
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393244784
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 384
  • View: 3421
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“Great sports writing. . . . [Vinton] is taking us inside a world few ever visit.”—James Hill, Washington Post Harnessing nature’s most powerful forces, elite downhillers descend icy, rugged slopes at speeds cresting 90 miles per hour. For decades, American skiers struggled to match their European counterparts, and until this century the US Ski Team could not claim a lasting foothold on the roof of the Alps, where the sport’s legends are born. Then came a fledgling class of American racers that disrupted the Alpine racing world order. Led by Bode Miller and Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso and Ted Ligety, this band of iconoclasts made a place for their country on some of the world’s most prestigious race courses. Even as new technology amplified the sport’s inherent danger, the US Ski Team learned how to win, and they changed downhill racing forever. The Fall Line is the story of how it all came together, a deeply reported reconstruction of ski racing’s most dramatic season. Drawing on more than a decade of research and candid interviews with some of the sport’s most elusive figures, award-winning journalist Nathaniel Vinton reveals the untold story of how skiers like Vonn and Miller, and their peers and rivals, fought for supremacy at the Olympic Winter Games. Here is an authoritative portrait of a group of men and women taking mortal risks in a bid for sporting glory. A white-knuckled tour through skiing’s deep traditions and least-accessible locales, The Fall Line opens up the sexy, high-stakes world of downhill skiing—its career-ending crashes, million-dollar sponsorship deals, international intrigue, and showdowns with nature itself. With views from the starting gate, the finish line, and treacherous turns in between, The Fall Line delivers the adrenaline of one of the world’s most beautiful and perilous sports alongside a panoramic view of skiing’s past, present, and future.

Ski to Die

Ski to Die

The Bill Johnson Story

  • Author: Jennifer Woodlief
  • Publisher: Clerisy Press
  • ISBN: 9781578602483
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 247
  • View: 1367
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Bill Johnson took the world by storm at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics, coming out of nowhere to win the first American gold medal in downhill skiing. He went on to dominate the World Cup races that same year. His success made him an overnight celebrity, but his fame was fleeting. He never won another race, and personal tragedy seemed to follow him at every turn. With his post-Olympic life spiraling out of control, Johnson decided to do the unthinkable -- make a comeback at the age of forty. He had his motto, "Ski to Die,” tattooed on his right bicep. In a race at Big Mountain, fearless and in the lead with one turn to go, Johnson crashed face-first into the icy mountain at fifty miles per hour. Ski to Die is a story about the cost of chasing dreams. It is about glory and the attempt to recapture it once it is lost. More than a cautionary tale, Ski to Die is a rise-fall-rise-again story -- because against all odds, Bill Johnson’s story doesn’t end at Big Mountain.

Science and Skiing IV

Science and Skiing IV

  • Author: Erich Müller
  • Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
  • ISBN: 1841262552
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 799
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The book contains the proceedings of the Forth International Congress on Science and Skiing, which was held at St. Chistoph am Arlberg, Tyrol, Austria. The conference was organized and hosted by the Department of Sport Science at the University of Salzburg, Austria, and by the Christian Doppler Laboratory "Biomechanics in Skiing," Salzburg, Austria. It was also part of the program of the steering group "Science in Skiing" of the World Commission of Sport Science. It contains a broad spectrum of current research work in Alpine and Nordic skiing and in snowboarding. In the proceedings of this congress, the keynotes are invited lectures as well as the oral presentations are publishes. The manuscripts were subject to peer review and editorial judgment prior to acceptance.

Alpine Skiing Injuries

Alpine Skiing Injuries

Prevention and Management

  • Author: Herbert Schoenhuber,Andrea Panzeri,Simone Porcelli
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319613553
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 131
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This book provides detailed information on the different forms of injury that are associated with training for and participation in Alpine skiing, covering risk factors and epidemiology, incidence, injury patterns, and, above all, preventive strategies and current management approaches. Conditions addressed in individual chapters include concussion, traumatic dislocations due to high-energy trauma or inappropriate movements, overuse injuries resulting from dry-land training or skiing on snow, the fractures typically associated with present-day Alpine skiing accidents, and musculoskeletal disorders. The importance of a sound understanding of biomechanics and physiological systems for the design of suitable training protocols and trauma prevention is clearly explained, and in-depth information and guidance are provided on training and testing for elite skiers and return to sporting activity following injury. Among the other topics addressed in individual chapters are the relationship of changes in skiing equipment over recent decades to particular types of injury and the potential consequences of exposure to hypobaric hypoxia and other stressors at high altitude. The book will be of great value to all medical professionals who work with or care for Alpine skiers, as well as for trainers and the skiers themselves.

Bode: Go Fast, Be Good, Have Fun

Bode: Go Fast, Be Good, Have Fun

  • Author: Bode Miller
  • Publisher: Villard
  • ISBN: 1588365069
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 240
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“I don’t master the mountain, I master speed.” Coming from Bode Miller, this isn’t boasting, it’s just the way he lives: fast, honest, and wide open. In this candid book, the two-time Olympic medalist and champion skier shares his story, the secret of his success, and his philosophy of life. Born and raised “off the grid”–without electricity or indoor plumbing–in the cabin built by his father in the woods near Franconia, New Hampshire (pop. 850), Bode is unconventional to the core. The strong values of his simple upbringing, where he and his family had to “invent, grow, or carry in” all the essentials have made Bode unique among today’s top sports stars. Bode’s approach to life is straightforward: “Get a plan, stick to it, and trust your instincts . . . and almost anything is possible.” And practically since birth, the iconoclastic Bode has been achieving the impossible and laying down tracks for others to follow. He revolutionized his sport by adopting new and crossover technologies, such as “shape” skis. He drives his tradition-bound European rivals to distraction, skiing and winning by instinct. His outsider status, killer smile, and outspoken yet laid-back persona have earned him a reputation as the Michael Jordan of skiing. Men’s Journal named Bode the second greatest athlete in the world. And in the 2005 season, Bode may have moved up a notch by becoming the first American to win the Overall World Cup Alpine championship in twenty-two years. In short, he is the kind of person everybody wants to know and hang out with. In a book loaded with insight, good humor, and eye-opening stories about the world of competitive skiing, Bode, as always, holds nothing back. From the Hardcover edition.

Downhill Skiing for Fun!

Downhill Skiing for Fun!

  • Author: Jessica Deutsch
  • Publisher: Capstone
  • ISBN: 0756540283
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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Downhill Skiing for Fun! is a Capstone Press publication.

Science and Skiing

Science and Skiing

  • Author: E. Kornexl,E. Muller,C. Raschner,H. Schwameder
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 113581810X
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 626
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The first International Congress on Science and Skiing was held in Austria in January 1996. The main aim of the conference was to bring together original key research in this area and provid an essential update for those in the field. The lnk between theory and practice was also addressed, making the research more applicable for both researchers and coaches. This book is divided into five parts, each containing a group of papers that are related by theme or disciplineary approach. They are as follows: Biomechanics of Skiing; Fitness testing and Training in Skiing; Movement Control and Psychology in Skiing; Physiology of Skiing and Sociology of Skiing. The conclusions drawn from the conference represent an invaluable practical reference for sports scientists, coached, skiers and all those involved in this area.

Billy Kidd's Ski racing book

Billy Kidd's Ski racing book

  • Author: Billy Kidd,Bill Grout
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary
  • ISBN: 9780809254125
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 262
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Bartlett's Roget's Thesaurus

Bartlett's Roget's Thesaurus

  • Author: Little Brown & Company
  • Publisher: Little Brown & Company
  • ISBN: 9780316735872
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 1456
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An updated edition of Roget's word-finder reorganizes it according to new, more modern subject categories, features 350,000 entries, and contains hundreds of example quotations from throughout history

Science and Skiing V

Science and Skiing V

  • Author: Erich Müller
  • Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
  • ISBN: 1841263532
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 700
  • View: 1765
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The book contains the proceedings of the Fifth International Congress on Science and Skiing. The scientific program again offered a broad spectrum of current research work in Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Cross-country Skiing and Ski Jumping.

How the Racers Ski

How the Racers Ski

  • Author: Warren Witherell
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 9780393303445
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 214
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Warren Witherell founded Burke Mountain Academy and was its headmaster from 1970 to 1984. Within two years of its founding, ten young racers from his center earned places on the United States Ski Team, and its graduates have dominated American competition in the years since. How the Racers Ski is a landmark book in the advance of ski-teaching methodology. It provides competitive skiers with a guide to modern racing technique and offers recreational skiers a more natural and efficient way to ski than is usually taught at ski schools. It focuses on the fundamentals that international-class skiers strive for: optimum balance, economy of motion, and use of the characteristics of their skis to create turning forces. The author has added new material for this paperback edition, discussing significant recent changes in equipment and what changes in fitting, stance, and technique the skier must make to use them most efficiently. This edition also includes a new introduction by Doug Smith, managing editor of the Journal of Professional Ski Coaching and Instruction.

Performance Skiing

Performance Skiing

Training and Techniques to Make You a Better Alpine Skier

  • Author: George Thomas
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • ISBN: 9780811730266
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 198
  • View: 8362
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Fitness tests, skiing-specific exercises, cross-training conditioning programs, and technique-enhancing drills for downhill skiers of all ability levels.

A pictorial history of downhill skiing

A pictorial history of downhill skiing

  • Author: Stan Cohen
  • Publisher: Pictorial Histories Pub Co
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 246
  • View: 7733
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