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HOW TO SKI AND HOW NOT TO Vivian Caulfield 1911 1st ed Hardcover Fine
By Caulfield, Vivian
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London, 1911, 1st edition. 244 pp, 59 b/w photographs by K. Delap and 46 figures in text. Original pictorial cloth hardcover. The usual age-related wear for a book this age, but a fine copy of this rare volume. Fine condition.

This book is intended as a guide to the ski runner, whether a beginner or moderately experienced, who wishes to learn now "to cross the snow as safely as possible, with as little effort as possible, as fast as possible" - to quote Mr. Richardson's definition of the object of all ski-ing technique It is not a general treatise on the sport. - From the preface.

Contents:
  • Introductory - The Englishman as a Ski-runner
  • Equipment
  • Management of the Skis
    • On the Level and Uphill
    • General Principles of Steering, &c.
    • Straight-running, Braking, &c.
    • The Stemming Turn
    • The Telemark Swing
    • The Christiana Swing
    • Jumping Round
    • Skating
  • Jumping
How to Negotiate a Turn

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