Now in its 4th year, the workshops include a lecture and explain the 3 Way Lineage (Ski Technique/Ski Biomechanics/Ski Equipment Precision) and why it’s vital for ski technique development and unlocking classic blocks in skier movement patterns.
The ‘6 Way Foundation’ tests will give participants a chance to be assessed by the team and identify their specific movement ranges and what they need to do to either balance out differences between the right and left side of the body or to generally improve range. They will then have enough information to build their own technique development program off the snow and dramatically change their skiing before the winter season starts.
Founder and Director of WSSA, Warren Smith, said: “For this year’s tour, we will be covering even more venues across the country at a variety of different stores. Each evening will run for approximately 2 hours and begin at 7pm or 8pm. We then conclude with an open Q&A session – this evening lecture allows keen skiers to hit the ground running ahead of the fast approaching winter season. Hopefully we will be coming to a town close you and you can make it along”.
Andre Austin, an experienced skier from Guernsey, who took part in the Ski Technique Lab tests in autumn 2018 had this to say, “I was really impressed with the presentation at the ski festival last year and decided to take the tests myself to see where my limits may lie.
I was shocked to find that the range in my left ankle was dramatically less than my right one.
I’ve always struggled with my weight dropping back on my right turn, and this explained why. Before my March ski trip this year, I made sure i worked the calf stretches i was shown by the Academy at least once a day. The results were huge. I felt i could dominate both of my boots in a variety of conditions and noticed I could maintain my flex.”
Thanks to everyone who’s made it down to our #skitechniquelab tour over the last couple of weeks! Here’s a little clip filmed on a great night at Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports in Manchester by our Academy team member Rob Machon It was also really cool to have James Adlington from Planks Clothing who are the Academy’s clothing sponsor along to see what the talks are all about!It’s another sellout tonight in Tamworth then next week sees us travel to Ellis Brigham – Covent Garden, The Snow Centre – Hemel Hempstead, and finally Chel-Ski in London.The team will then be on hand at this year's @TelegraphskiandSnowboard festival in London to talk all things Academy and continue delivering our Ski Technique Lab lectures!Busy, but seriously fun times!#warrensmithskiacademy #wssa #wssa #flyswiss #onrunning #volklskis #realitalianboots #markerbindings #knightfrank #dropcliffsnotbombsVÖLKL Völkl Skis Dalbello Ski Boots Marker Products Planks Clothing Knight Frank Swiss International Air Lines @onrunning Snowsport England Snowsport Scotland IASI Verbier 4Vallées Verbier Pure Powder Ski Safari Ski Club of Great Britain PlanetSKI.eu @
Posted by Warren Smith Ski Academy on Thursday, 18 October 2018
Ski Technique Lab – UK Tour dates October 2019
OCT 3rd – ABERDEEN – CRAIGDON MOUNTAIN SPORTS – 7PM
OCT 4th – EDINBURGH – CRAIGDON MOUNTAIN SPORTS – 7PM
OCT 5th – KENDAL SNOWSPORTS CLUB – 7.30PM
OCT 7th – BOLTON/RIVINGTON – RIVINGTON ALPINE – 7PM
OCT 8th – DUBLIN – SKI CLUB OF IRELAND – 7PM
OCT 9th – OTLEY – GLIDE ‘N’ SLIDE – 7PM
OCT 10th – CHESTER – ELLIS BRIGHAM – 7PM
OCT 11th – GUERNSEY – FIRST CONTACT HEALTH – 7PM
OCT 14th – NORWICH – SNOWFIT REVOLUTIONZ – 7PM
OCT 15TH – ELLIS BRIGHAM – COVENT GARDEN – 8PM
OCT16TH – CORNWALL THREE ZERO – 7PM
17TH OCT – BRISTOL – ELLIS BRIGHAM – 7PM
21ST OCT – LONDON – ISOKINETIC – 7PM
The cost of the ‘3 Way Lineage’ lecture and ‘6 Way Foundation’ testing system, where participants will be provided with the tools to build their own development program, is £10 per person for the evening.
Bookings can be made online here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/warren-smith-ski-academy-17635690693