Telemark Lessons- the seven flaws part 1

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You will have a three part video where I present all the Flaws.
This is the best way to learn telemark.
I have always love to teach how to telemark in an unorderly fashion. There is so many ways to telemark. This is why telemark skiing is so unique. The 7 Flaws respect that identity and brings every teleamark skier on the good path by solving their main Flaw.


Rorro Sanchez says:

Hi, i have a doubt, can i use dynafit bindings to practice telemark?

Belial says:

great skiing, great explanation. keep up the good work!

mbrunnme says:

Awesome video, great skiing, and great location (Le Massif?)  Thanks for sharing your knowledge.  Longer more comprehensive videos are awesome for those of us who want to learn by being more analytical of our skiing.  Thanks!

christopher phillip skeates says:

sorry to spam but you have revolutionised skiing .. down hill skiing is a lie about to be exterminated because it dose not give you any starting influence to get into a turn and since snow powing and the terlemarking we used to do are good beginners emergency turns we needed an entry point into doing upunweighting and down unweighting direction chance by momentry weightlessness so there no such thing as a turn it is realy getting your skiis of the snow and swing your skiis to the next direction you want to go which no skiing technique up to your sissos tecnique now so all skiing up to now has been a lie telemark or downhill do not give you an entry action which you have ..believe me they will hate you for doing this as skiing is now changed for good ..thany you ..skeatesy

christopher phillip skeates says:

rene’s telemak snow plow beginners technique for a shallow slope like parrallel snow plow skiing for new starters to skiing works but is not good enough for steeper slopes so like when you begi to understand full parrallel skiing is better so to is the split telemark more advanced telemark is better and it is so because when your lerning as rene says your in the back seat instead of in the front seat with your balance in equilibrium and reverseable but if your in the back seat balance then your not reveseable and your irriverseable meaning you cant get back to equilibrium and beginners technique are irriverseable and the tell tail signs are that if your a begginner and your in the back seat your front ski nose section will be up off the snow and has no dirrection or control and no incidence and is divergent and cant slow up and can only be used on a shallow slope over a short distance and stop but as you progress and use parrallel and rene’s split telemark your back ski end is up off the snow and has incidence and you are in the front seat balance hence his elvis technique keeps you forward and at any point your weight is forward and the front ski is firmly planted on the snow and you are not spread eagle in stance and balanced in equilibrium with rear foot incidence bent up of the snow but the ski tip in the snow ..skeatesy

andy withers says:

Spooky. Published on my birthday which was the first time I tried telemarking…. Had some lessons… loved it. Just about to buy some NTN tele gear. Hopefully it snows soon here in Switzerland. Thanks for an instructive video.

Boola Bear says:

Watch out for those trees.

Susan McLean Woodburn says:

Excellent..Thank you!

Andrew Hood says:

Great video Rene, I always learn something watching your videos. It looks like some of the demonstrations have the lead change taking place before coming across the fall line. I have always tried to come across the fall line before lead changing. Delayed lead changing is a great drill for this. For me, thinking moving the front ski back seems to result in a quicker lead change in the bumps, but I’m going to use your technique next time I’m out.

Brian M says:

Great video, I have been teleing for 20 years and this is amazing, I have known for a long time that driving my front knee was the key but this really explained why. I look forward to working on this and see the other parts

Chris Skeates says:

i call your system traction control .. rene

Pond Hockey says:

You should probably modify your description of flaw #1: it is NOT moving the non lead foot back, it is in UNWEIGHTING the rear foot!

GrumpyOldMan says:

Why would anyone try to learn this?

Timothy Kaufman says:

Thank you for the viedo! I have been telemarking on easy runs for the past year, but have a lot of trouble with anything more advanced. I believe some of my problems stem from me moving my back leg back to get that strong pivot. Can’t wait to try out these suggested exercises and improve my technique. Thank you.
ps- Is this Mount Saint Anne or Le Massif?

christopher phillip skeates says:

when rene starts to move your lead change forward foot forward its seems that traction between the two skis is ballanced ouit but at the same time trying to unlock the forward ski to slide forward without upsetting ballance so a careful mind set is stalking the event to take advantage when the forard foot looses traction to skate it forward with out the back foot slipping back ..skeatesy

Eystein Askevold says:

Thank you for making these :).

Jeff Pettus says:

Can’t wait for parts 2-7. I’ve been trying to get this right for 40 years. I’m better in the back country than at ski areas.If fact I thing area skiing sets me back, it’s just to easy to slip your turns on hard snow.

PeteGiuliani says:

You are on the right track with recommending skiers use a scissoring movement to create lead change.  Regardless of whether a skier pulls the lead foot back, slides the trailing foot forward, or uses a scissoring of the feet to create  lead change, what really matters is 1) that the feet move through successive lead changes in a progressive , flowing, rhythmic manner and 2) that the skier is in dynamic (energetic), stacked balance when the feet pass each other.  Which lead change movement a skier uses is based on the skier’s intention, the terrain, and the snow conditions.  Great skiing allows a skier to use a variety of techniques to accomplish the task at hand including retracting the lead ski, extending the trailing ski, and scissoring the feet to create lead change.  All are valid approaches, so it’s a disservice to skiers to teach them that they should not use one particular movement.  Better to focus on the positive movements that great skiers use than focus on the perceived “flaws” of less experienced skiers. 

Tim Coleman says:

I just love watching good skiers and trying to think what I do in that situation.  I’ve definitely become more proficient and confident as I now can attack broken crud and mogully terrain.  I think its because I’m a lot fitter, a lot more balanced and relaxed as I read the terrain.  I’ve still got a long way to go but enjoying the learning curve.

Mikkel Nielsen says:

Fantastic explained! Any chance you will make flaws part 2-7 as well?

Daniel Wells says:

great video but she needs to keep her knees together more 😛 she’s letting her back leg out to far

christopher phillip skeates says:

seems to me beginners can use your ‘scissor technique’ to go straight down the hill in any snow ..and dont need the brain washing we are used to ..not useing turning as the main theme we are used to .. and let the turning become the advanced learning later with a natural up and down unwaiting you are qualified under your school with being tarnished by ..bygone era tyechniques that let no where .. skeatesy

christopher phillip skeates says:

thats why  i speed up and had to stop telemarking and go back to downhill but now your video has chalenged me to do it again but as your say no back foot .. skeatesy

stefanr00 says:

2:35: ‘…Backleg is unweighted…’ Asside from about 10% or so the backleg is supposed to be unweighted right?

I think I am scissoring:

Thomas Farrell says:

is this filmed at cannon mtn ?

nemozny2 says:

I want more! More flaws!

John Barbadoro says:

Great video.  Any more flaws?  I’d love to see the rest of this series.

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