Month: September 2016

Sit Skiing: One Discipline or Two?

Sit Skiing: One Discipline or Two?

I’m old enough to remember when the term “Monoski” meant something like the above.

But these days it usually means a sitski mounted on a single ski, the alternative term is “Bi-ski” for a sitski mounted on 2 skis. At the Edelweiss program we tend to think of a monoski like a sports car, and the bi-ski like the family station wagon (I guess that’s a minivan these days). Continue reading “Sit Skiing: One Discipline or Two?”

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Training Plan for new Tetherers-Instructors

Training Plan for new Tetherers-Instructors

This week have a guest blogger. Bruce Hopper of the Adaptive Sports Program of New Mexico has graciously volunteered to share their training plan for new SitSki Instructors / Tetherers.

It’s certainly the best structured and most thought out document I’ve seen on the subject. Thanks Bruce!

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Catch and Release

Catch and Release

It’s been said that the two riskiest days in a human life are the day you are born and the day you die. A tethering run is bit like that, the first few seconds and the last few seconds are the hardest. At the beginning of a run you have to transition from holding the “bucket” to having the sitski at the end of the tethers, with some tension, allowing you to control (or at least influence) the skier. Both those states are stable, but between them is an unstable phase of loose tethers and no control. Continue reading “Catch and Release”