Cross-Country, Downhill and Other Nordic Mountain Skiing Techniques

Author: 
Barnett, Steve
Year Published: 
1978

"Barnett's book was the first to describe the downhill techniques- noteably the Telemark turn- to the modern generation of XC skiers. It was written long befor ethe current crop of edged ""Telemark"" skis, plastic boots and heavy cable bindings, which is an advantage, as he teaches you techniques possible in light touring equipment. Indeed, some illustrations show Barnett skiing in light skis and Adidias racing boots and bindings. A valuable addition to the tourer's library. If you can find a copy, buy it.

Cross-country downhill and other Nordic mountain skiing techniques is an bold idea for its time. Today where nordic ski racer regularly exceed 50 mph on racing skis or we have extreme telemark films, the book is dated. Good historical reference."

Review: 
3.5 of 5
Format: 
Book
Type: 
Guide
Availability: 
Available