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Braquage or pivot slips key to enhancing short turns on any ski slope

Braquage will improve your skiing technique and you may take that to the bank TERRY GAVAN - SKI BLOGGER & RACONTEUR I am a braquage junkie. And I don't apologize. What is braquage? Good question. Some call it low performance skiing. Some use pejoratives like slippy-slidey or loosey-goosey to, you know, pour passive aggressive scorn on [...]

Alpine Skiing, managing pressure – with grace and perspicacity

TERRANCE GAVAN - SKI BLOGGER & RACONTEUR   Okay, so we all got pressure. And pressure is no fun. Not fun at work and not fun at home and especially not fun when we're out for a slide at our fave ski resort. I don't know about you, but I hate pressure, and I have [...]

Ski turning – Get rid of that Inner Weirdness says Josh Foster

TERRANCE GAVAN - SKI BLOG Another day another lesson. Why do I learn more by teaching than by doing? I have no idea if that's something zen or if it just means that I indulge frequently in mundane self-analysis. I do know that I bring a certain wonkiness to every lesson. I am a ski [...]

Ski turning and speed control – the essence of finding your comfort zone

TERRANCE GAVAN - SKI BLOG The essence of speed control lies not in the shudder but the roll. Your comfort level is important, in life and on snow. On snow, comfort level is all about managing your expectations and hence, your speed. My life as an instructor ebbs and flows around helping my clients to [...]

Harald Harb Expert Skiing – Don’t Push your skis… Edge your skis

BY TERRANCE GAVAN - IDIOT SAVANT BLOGGER When I teach or when I am demo teaching I always begin my lesson with a tidbit of advice for my skiers. Terrance Gavan is a skier and lover of life. Teaching is doing and instructors need to remember two golden rules. Watch this video and [...]

5 reasons why Genie Bouchard suddenly winning well on clay

Canada's darling Eugenie Bouchard admits to eating disorder and the twitching pangs of pressure TERRANCE GAVAN - EDITOR Pressure. Those of us who have never had to rise to an occasion, those who never played elite sports and those who are incapable of hitting our empathic stride might certainly pooh-pooh the very real physical manifestations that [...]

Johnny Manziel and how life gets in the way

TERRANCE GAVAN - EDITOR PTE.COM (Terrance Gavan is a recovered alcoholic, and his pronouncements should be taken with the obligatory bag of salt... sober since March 20, 1998. Owns the tee-shirt.) There is no one straight path to recovery. A fact that any people currently mired in the muck of this Johnny Football debacle - [...]

Novak Djokovic has no answer to the Querrey at Wimbledon – 3 reasons Nolé blew it

The Joker is on Novak as Sam Querrey comes up aces TERRANCE GAVAN - BLOGGER Novak Djokovic is not going to complete the same year slam in 2016 and that is down to Sam Querrey, a guy who just happened to drift in from some extraterrestrial plain to the grass of Wimbledon today. Was it [...]

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