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Telemark L1 Hemel October

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Anyone fancy the BASI L1 tele course in October at Hemel? I need a refresher and rather than the 3 day jobby I would prefer to do a course. Only one booked at the moment and I wonder what the minimum numbers are for tele courses. I cant imagine they regularly get 10 at a snow dome...
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I've got that pencilled in the diary
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cool... you aren't the one booked then ?
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Anyone fancy the L2 in April ??
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skimottaret wrote:
cool... you aren't the one booked then ?

No not yet... I need to get a bit more practice in before making up my mind. I havenít got a handle yet on how demanding the L1 course is. I guess I could just treat it as a training week, but I do need to justify the week off work.

Before DotM pipes up, yes, I do know how to get into the bindings now! Ronald showed me the trick when we spent a day on tele at PSB, and Colinstone gave me lots of tips. I can get around the hill fairly gracefully on blues and easy reds with lead change and I can go wherever if I just put my feet flat. I had an amusing moment halfway down some bumps when I remembered I wasnít on my usual gear! I must have decent fore-aft balance I guess.
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Moi? Wouldn't dream of such a thing Wink
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Prior to taking this course, candidates must:
Ski basic Telemark and Alpine turns on a blue run
Understand and perform the concept of "lead change" i.e. linking one telemark turn to the next changing lead leg
Ski in control while using Alpine technique such as parallel turns on blue and red runs
Minimum age 16 years old


That doesnít sound so hard. I can do that! Yeah I think Iíll sign up
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I know people who passed as total Tele beginners and Iím not far off that Wink
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Rightio then! That makes 3. Whatís the minimum for it to run? 4? 6?
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@Maireadoconnor, I am trying to get one other as well...
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Might do it, seems to be 17 - 21 September?
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colinstone wrote:
Might do it, seems to be 17 - 21 September?


Youíll eclipse us!

But it would be delightful to do it with you Madeye-Smiley
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colinstone wrote:
Might do it, seems to be 17 - 21 September?


Youíll eclipse us!

But it would be delightful to do it with you Madeye-Smiley
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skimottaret wrote:
I know people who passed as total Tele beginners and Iím not far off that Wink


I'm not far off that either Laughing

and I quite fancy it as there is no Manchester one on the calendar at the moment.

However I do know people who failed it so I'm not sure what the level really is Puzzled
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@sarah, I have done L1 --- from what I saw you need to be doing telemark turns down a blue slope using varying radii. Lead change needs to be more than just a concept ! Very Happy Telemark stance = one knee lower than the other, one knee further back than the other and back thigh vertical.
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@ski, thatís helpful. I think from what I heard the people who failed didnít have a good stance, werenít getting low enough.
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