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JTBear
09-14-2009, 10:04 PM
Follow Robby's week in Chile, right here!

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RobbyZ
09-17-2009, 12:47 AM
Follow Robby's week in Chile, right here![/b]


Hello ski racing fans! I'm the very lucky winner of the trip to Portillo, Chile to ski with the US Ski Team. I can't thank the US Ski Team, Nature Valley, and NASTAR for setting up this trip for me.

I'm leaving in less than 48 hours for the experience of a lifetime!

I plan to update a personal blog for the 5 days I'll be down there so keep checking back in. I plan to post photos, videos, etc with the team. The address for the blog is:
http://usskiteamexperience.blogspot.com/

Can't wait!!

Robby Zehner

patmoore
09-17-2009, 06:09 PM
Hello ski racing fans! I'm the very lucky winner of the trip to Portillo, Chile to ski with the US Ski Team. I can't thank the US Ski Team, Nature Valley, and NASTAR for setting up this trip for me.

I'm leaving in less than 48 hours for the experience of a lifetime!

I plan to update a personal blog for the 5 days I'll be down there so keep checking back in. I plan to post photos, videos, etc with the team. The address for the blog is:
http://usskiteamexperience.blogspot.com/

Can't wait!!

Robby Zehner[/b]

Looking forward to your posts! We're living vicariously through your adventure. Have a blast!

ChiTownChick
09-17-2009, 06:48 PM
Enjoy every minute Robby and thanks so much for sharing with us!

ChiTownChick :cool:

JTBear
09-19-2009, 11:50 PM
Check updates to Robby's blog in his post above.

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SkierScott
09-21-2009, 10:54 PM
To the degree that you are comfortable with, we would enjoy hearing more about your racing background:

* Masters racing experience - USSA division/town league/club team, favorite races, best results by discipline, regional/national level results/awards, video analysis software used/other helpful training aids, favorite NASTAR venues. How did each training aid specifically help you to improve as a racer (any specific habit(s)/movement(s) that it helped you to correct)?

* College racing experience - NCAA/USCSA team & conference, lowest points levels in each discipline, best results by discipline, regional/national level results/awards, video analysis software used/other helpful training aids. How did each training aid specifically help you to improve as a racer (any specific habit(s)/movement(s) that it helped you to correct)?

* Junior racing experience - academy/club/high school team, lowest points levels in each discipline, best results by discipline, regional/national level results/awards, video analysis software used/other helpful training aids. How did each training aid specifically help you to improve as a racer (any specific habit(s)/movement(s) that it helped you to correct)?

* During your junior, college and/or masters racing experience, did you ever race against anyone that ultimately became or was a national ski team member? If so, who and if you recall what was the highest level event that you competed against each person? What was the highest racing level that you have competed on for each discipline - FIS, Europa, NorAm, Junior Worlds, Whistler Cup, Trofeo Topolino, Junior Olympics, state championships, etc.?



Also, while you are in Chile, we would enjoy seeing videos of you and ski team members doing gate training and freeskiing drills. Please list a detailed breakdown of your schedule for each day and include the names of both gate training and freeskiing drills the team used.

Finally, if possible, video analysis of you and other ski team members with overlay (Dartfish Simulcam/V1 Sports), side by side, sequential (Dartfish Stromotion/V1 Sports), and slow motion footage from gate training and freeskiing drills in the various disciplines SL, GS, SG, DH.



What advice would you give in the following topics? If you happen to remember the source of the advice, feel free to include that as well.

If the advice varies by type of course (GS vs. SL) please discuss both.

Also if the advice varies by level, please use the following levels: First Time Racer, Bronze Racer, Silver Racer, Gold Racer, Platinum Racer.

1. Course Inspection (fall-aways, knolls, terrain changes, trail turns, hairpins, flushes, delays/under gates, snow conditions, lighting conditions, finishing gate sequence)

2. Race Day Routine / Rituals / Warm Up (drills, exercises)

3. Start Technique (mental thoughts & imagery, type of start - kick start vs. pole start, # skating steps, impact of start ramp angle / start ramp length / direction of first gate relative to starting wand)

4. Actual Race (tactics)

5. Finish Technique (tuck, reach with one hand forward to break timing beam, line from last gate through finish)

6. Free Skiing Drills (thousand steps, one ski, Schlopy/Heisman, javelin, etc.)

7. Gate Drills (Wagner, etc.)

ChiTownChick
09-24-2009, 09:21 PM
Wow, Robby's blog is GREAT. Take the time everyone to read it, what a great experience for him and for all of us through him. I love his home grown videos and his eye witness experiences.

Thanks so much Robby for sharing with all of us. I think NBC should hire YOU to travel with the team on the World Cup up to the Olympics and provide a video blog for them!

Keep the entries coming!

ChiTownChick :cool:

EvanMiller
09-25-2009, 08:46 PM
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WOW! looks like you weren't kidding when you said you had a blast!

Thanks for racing NASTAR, finding your where's yours in Chile (http://www.naturevalley.com) and supporting the U.S. Ski Team! See you at Aspen and da 'Beav?