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Warren Smith & his Academy team are back on tour at Ellis Brigham stores from 13-25 October with technique talks & assesments. NEW

Here is one way to improve your performance out on the slopes - tips from the Warren Smith Ski Academy.

And you can do it here in the UK this autumn.

The Academy's '3 Way Lineage' philosophy consists of three things:

  • Ski Technique
  • Ski Biomechanics
  • Ski Equipment Precision

The workshops that consist of lectures and exercises based around the philosophy to help ski technique development off the slopes.

The classic cause is a lack of movement range and the Academy uses are three exercises to exemplify these:

  • Leg flex pattern test
  • Skier symmetry test
  • Leg steering range test

The lateral control testPlanetSKI's Katie Bamber doing the lateral control test last year with Warren Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last year, PlanetSKI caught up with the tour at Ellis Brigham in London.

Read all about the evening here:

This year there are three further tests.

The 6 Way Foundation will help identify our particular movement ranges and teach us how to improve the range or balance ourselves out before getting on the snow this winter.

This is what you call being ahead of the game...

The 'Body Angulation Test' is the first of the three additions and exemplifies lateral movement, or lack of... It is key in skiing technique and something many struggle with.

The 'Leg Extension Test' will help you to understand how to activate the outside leg to achieve edge grip and pressure during your turns.

The 'Core Stability Test' will make you aware of core strength and keeping it activated when skiing.

Warren Smith on tourWarren Smith on tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warren SmithAn avid audience on last year's tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And if your wondering whether you need a review of your technique, take a look at these stats:

  • Over 50% of recreational skiers don't fasten ski boots correctly - increased risk of injury and reduced performance
  • Over 60% of recreational skiers ski with their body weight back over their heels
  • Over 90% of skiers have a weaker turning direction
  • 95% of skiers don't have the necessary range of movement required to ski with correct technique

We'll be there...

Warren Smith6 Way Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The dates at Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports stores:

GLASGOW - BRAEHEAD - OCTOBER 12TH(7PM)

FORT WILLIAM - OCTOBER 13TH 7PM)

MANCHESTER - DEANSGATE - OCTOBER 16TH(7PM)

CASTLEFORD - XSCAPE - OCTOBER 17TH(7PM)

TAMWORTH - SNOWDOME - OCTOBER 18TH (7PM)

BRISTOL - OCTOBER 19TH(7PM)

MILTON KEYNES - XSCAPE - OCTOBER 20TH(7.30PM)

LONDON - COVENT GARDEN - OCTOBER 23RD(8.15PM)

LONDON - CHELSEA FC - OCTOBER 24TH(7.30PM)

LONDON - KENSINGTON HIGH STREET - OCTOBER 25TH (7.30PM)

Tickets for an evening program are £8.

Each evening will run for approximately 2 hours.

Warren SmithWarren Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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