Administrators Horton Posted July 28, 2010 Administrators Share Posted July 28, 2010 With all due respect to Mr. Brown and Mr. Winter: the ideas that are now known as New School or West Coast are so generally misunderstood and miss applied that it is simply time to put them to in a hole and cover Â with dirt. I am pretty confident that Mr. Brown and Mr. Winter never told any skier to squat as low as you can get though the wakes or contort your body into some yoga position at the ball. How many times have I read here and on other web sites stuff like: â€œI ride this ski (or not) because I am a New School skier â€, â€œI am really working on New School positionâ€ or â€œI do am not interested in that idea because it is New School (or not)â€. Â Unfortunately, I generally read this from skiers who are nowhere near a level to grasp the error of what they are thinking. Just STOP! Get over it. No one really skis â€œOld Schoolâ€ anymore.Â What is old school? Look 90 degrees across the lake though the wakes, reach as much and as early as you can, stomp on your front foot Â in pre-turn to SLOW Â the ski down so you can turn as hard as possible, and so on. If no one really skis â€œOld Schoolâ€ why is the more evolved skiing â€œNew Schoolâ€. To be fair when Mr. Brown and Mr. Winter first hit the scene it was radical and new. While I am on the subject, if you have a DVD made by a Hall of Fame skier Â (16 National Titles and 5 World Titles), I am not going to insult one of the greatest of all time but no. Stop. Â Just take that DVD and put it away. Â I do not even want to talk about it. Last thing: If you can get fresh Brown or Winter. Listen to every word. I am not slamming the original ideas. I am slamming all the missunderstandings. Â BABE’S ★ California Ski Ranch ★ Connelly ★ Denali ★ Goode ★ KD Skis MasterCraft ★ MasterLine ★ PerfSki ★ Radar ★ Rodics Innovation Reflex ★ S Lines ★ Stokes Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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