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PIANTA SU: SKI LIKE THE BEST Reudi Bear 1976 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By Bear, Reudi
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Boston, Sports Illustrated, 1976, 1st edition. 160 pp, b/w photos. Hardcover with dust jacket, possibly Ex Lib - has "discard" stamp on front end paper. Near Fine condition.

Reudi and his wife Leith trained American and Canadian racers in the Italian alps in a little place called Alagna. The Italian coaches training kids at the same time shouted "Pianta su!" which they soon learned meant "Plant up!" "Pianta" was the signal to plant the pole at the end of the curve, and "su" for up-unweighing to get off the edges and then either to step, or to set a lightly weighted edge, for the next curve.

In Pianta Su: Ski Like the Best, former Swiss racer Ruedi Bear shows skiers at all levels of achievement what they can learn from top World Cup racers and Olympic medal-winners, through the expressive interplay of words and photographs.

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