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Old December 30th 03, 10:54 PM
Derick Fay
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Just had a chance to look at Ken's videos, & to look again at the Alsgar=
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videos Some thoughts: 1) you're right about Quicktime -- the arrow key =
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frame-by-frame thing is really helpful; will use it for mpegs as well fr=
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now on. 2) my first reaction looking at Ken's concurs that it looks lik=
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straddling -- compare the ThomasSprint and Alsgard1 videos -- when I wat=
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these slow what really strikes me is that by the time TA shifts his weig=
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onto a new ski, that ski is completely under his body, with his recoveri=
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leg pointing *inward* almost as if he's landing on an outside edge =

slightly; it's also there a moment before the weight transfer takes =

place. Also impressive how much the recovering leg travels. 3) this fi=
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with my experience working on skating uphill so far these past few weeks=
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-- I have found that the most important thing for me to climb more easil=
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and quickly whether L/O, V1 or V2 is to make sure I get that recovering =

leg underneath me prior to the transfer.

My $.02 worth.
Derick


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