BEGINNING RACING NASTAR GS Giant Slalom
1- Introduction to Racing a great guide to give you the basics “READING” www.skidome.org/skidome_BEG_Racing_guidebook.htm
2-Risk Reduction “READING” www.skidome.org/content/ALPINE_RACE_EDU_BOOK2_Chap8_Risk_reduction.pdf
3- Basic Inspection / Tactics
4- Ron Lemaster Slides & Summary
#3 Beginning Race Tactics Giant Slalom
Looking for Amplitude, Frequency
Picture Above basics of physics, below a photo of NASTAR Course at Roundtop.
Course inspection before 12 noon, and then above the course using the lift.
This picture shows the elements: Frequency, Amplitude, Don’t be late. late into the gate (flag) will make you logarithmically later
in the rest of the turns. There are a few things to recover, but it will take a minimum of 2 gates to execute.
“READING” More advanced course inspection list www.racewhitetail.org/resources/course-inspection
SUMMARY From Ron Lemaster
•Most turns: apex is above the gate.
•Too straight a line leads to skidding and braking.
•Quick transition helps you turn earlier. Retraction helps shorten your transition.
•You need to select the line that matches the terrain, the course set, and your abilities. When in doubt, see 1st bullet.
•If you are low & late, it’s better to pivot and skid or ski a rounder line above the next gate or two than to skid and brake below the current gate.
A complete Slide Deck from Ron LeMaster 34 slides will explain in more depth.
What is so cool about Ron’s work are the photos.