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By Allen O'Bannon, Mike Clelland

Over a hundred assistance for rookies and specialists seeking to increase their telemark snowboarding. jam-packed with humorous & useful illustrations.

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Page 33 33 Legs as springs There are two reasons for you to think of your bottom half as a spring. First, your legs are what you use to absorb those irregularities that occur in the snowpack. With free heel bindings, the tele-position is really one of the best things going for absorbing a bump or inconsistency in the snow, because it provides both front and back stability. So as you bash through lumpy snow, let the spring do all the work and keep a quiet upper body. The legs are your shock absorbers.

Stay relaxed 51 Important Random Tips 53. Enjoy the skin back up 52 54. Before your run 53 55. Know when to call it a day 54 56. Get used to skiing with a pack 54 57. Get Allen and Mike's other book! 55 58. Find a mantra 56 59. Keep the parallel turn in your bag of tricks 57 60.  . 61. Squeeze an orange between your legs 59 62. U se a lurk 60 63. Focus on something downhill 61 64. Do a run with loose boots 61 65. Spoon the tracks of a better skier 62 66. Ski without your poles 63 67. Rooster-tail off the back ski 64 68.

Think about sinking down from a nice athletic stance into your tele-stance, downhill foot forward. Next, gently rise up to an athletic stance and sink back down again into that same tele-position. Practice rising up and sinking back down in both directions across the slope. You want to get comfortable gliding while you switch back and forth between stances. Page 11 10 Transition Once you master the previous tip, you're ready for the transition. Cross the same slope you were on before, but now switch the lead foot each time you drop back down into the tele-position.

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