New School Skiing

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Nov 2, 2013 (3 years and 9 months ago)

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New School Skiing

Simon Ashton

www.freestylesnowsports.com

www.curveski.com

Overview


What is New School?


What are the components used?


How to train it?


Tricks


Where are we at and what is the future?


What is New School?


“Time in the park


halfpipe


rails


jumps


Freeriding


big mountain


Bumps


SkierX

“It’s just skiing”

Is it different?


No!


skiers have always:


jumped


slid sideways


somersaulted


skied big mountains


Every generation finds their own new
thing


Jumps



Different sizes


Different shapes



tabletops



spines



step ups


Rails




Different sizes



Different shapes



Rainbows



Mailboxes



Kinks



Battleships


Bumps




Allows New School jumps



Constantly evolving



Technically demanding in all areas


Physically punishing

Skier X


Four skiers race through a course of
jumps and banks


Alpine downhill racing skills win


Not “normal” freestyle


“Given” to freestyle as it came out of
snowboarding and X Games

How to Train it?


Need a facility with at least basic jumps


Rampettes


reduce risk


helps to teach the pop


good for basic moves


excellent for 180s and 360s


Ramps


steep kickers should be avoided


good for more complex tricks


greater risk of injury



How to Train it?


Waves adequate for bumps


Mailbox rails best for learning


Quarter pipes excellent for learning pipe
tricks


Only one half pipe in the country


excellent preparation for snow

How to Train it?


Snow flex best synthetic material for
New School trick development


more forgiving


Skier X difficult to train on dry slopes


racing skills with jumps


Freeriding


train everything
-

no substitute for powder

How to Train it?


Foundation training rules!


Balancing


Energy


Activity


Skillful skiing


Excellent all round skiers


Race training programmes


Prepare for the big mountain!

How to Train it?
-

Jumps


The “pop” is all important


Legs slightly flexed


Quick upwards action


Imperative to stay balanced


Arms used simultaneously


Symmetry of action is very important


stable position

How to Train it?
-

Jumps


“T” position is the basic building block


Create lift and air from pop


stable straight position


line runs from head through body to feet


arms brought up to create lift


held out straight and approx. 45 degrees to
front


hands palms down
-

poles flat

How to Train it?
-

Jumps


Position depends on height of jump and
strength of skier


Strength is key to landing from height


Legs slightly flexed on landing


Arms held forwards


Weight kept central


allows faster recovery

How to Train it?
-

Trampolines


Excellent for developing “air” sense


Many of the national team have their
own


Children develop skills by playing


Practice moves before trying for real


Can use taped skis

How to Train it?
-

Water Ramp


Practice complex jumps, with equipment



Reduced risk



Develops
confidence



Different
sized ramps

How to Train it?
-

Rails


Jump onto rail


Neutral fore and aft position
-

balanced


Like sliding on Ice

How to Train it?
-

Pipes


Pop!


Stay balanced

Tricks


Mute Grab


Classic cross ski position


cross skis in front of bindings


opposite hand grabs ski in front of binding


pull feet into back and to one side


180


“T” out jump


push shoulder in direction of rotation


look to take off


Competitions


Moguls Tour


AIMS Series


Big Air Comps


Sheffield Events


English/British Champs (artificial/snow)


Swiss Cup


Europa/World Cup


World Junior Champs/World Champs etc

Present and the Future


Bumps


Olympic discipline


competed at all levels


Halfpipe


Europa and World Cup


SkierX


Europa and World Cup


Slope Style


Europa Cup

Present and the Future


Europa Cup top ten results in Half Pipe


Europa Cup top 15 results in bumps


Few results in Skier X


easier to crossover from alpine racing than
other disciplines


Numerous top three results in slopestyle

Present and the Future


Freestyle trained at:


Sheffield


Bromley



Rossendale



Stoke?



Kendal?


Snow camps in Tignes
-

cheap!!


Moguls Coach Award


New School Coach on the way