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Japanese MonoSki scene




How to Monoski?
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Monoski is NOT more difficult than the impression of its externals. To tell the truth, it is very easy. Therefore, I thought making this page was tedious, and this page was left for a long time. However, there are some voices of wanting to know "How to monoski". The Japanese like to be given instructions and to follow it. They are afraid if there is no textbook or if they don't know its practice method. "How to monoski" is so too. I reluctantly write this page in compliance with such a request for the Japanese stray sheep. Therefore, it is considerably an omission.
Oh my, though such I am a Japanese...


This page is composed of the following item.


  1. Put on
  2. Walk
  3. Climb
  4. Get on the lift
  5. Go straight
  6. Traverse
  7. Turn with small radius
  8. Turn with big radius
  9. Go Bumps
  10. Go Powder
  11. Go Crust
  12. Jump


1. Put on

Put on your monoski the uphill foot first. When you take off your monoski, take off the downhill foot first.
This is very important. It is not possible to stand on the slope when you make a mistake in this order. The reason is... omitted. You understand if you do reversely in the locale.
It is ok you do either foot first at a flat place.


2. Walk

You put on a monoski at all, so you have to move.
If you are a flat place or short distance moving, you push the snow ground with poles with keeping both feet on your monoski. When the up hill, or moving long distance, you had better take off one foot from your monoski, and walk like snowboarders or skateboarders. In this case, you have to take off the downhill foot. This is very important. The reason is omitted. If the entrance of lift is slant slope, you have to think well which foot should be taken off.


3. Climb

When you climb a steep slope, you should take off one foot from your monoski. In this case, you have to take off the downhill foot too. This is very important. The reason is omitted. And you climb by side step walking same as two skis. The foot on a monoski is uphill foot, downhill foot is only with a boot.


4. Get on the lift

When you get on the lift, you keep both feet put on your monoski.
You may walk to the lift gate with one foot. But when they were two more people to your turn, you should put both feet on your monoski. Then, you complete both legs as it is, and you have only to sit down properly. When you get off the lift, you only go straight.
If one foot, you will be in trouble to get off the lift.


5. Go straight

It is the same as normal skiing. Bend your ankles and knees moderately and go straight.


6. Traverse

It is the same as normal skiing. Ride on the uphill edge.
In the case of pin tail type monoski, "Tail slide down" occurs frequently, but it is a little easy in parabolic type monos because it is hard to slide down. A difficult point, the difference from normal skis is the direction of waist. It is better the direction of waist is a little swerve to downhill from ski tip. But monoskier's waist rotates with monoski. So the waist always turns toward the ski tip. Therefore "Tail slide down" occurs frequently. The way of "No slide traversing" is to keep downhill foot lift or to keep downhill waist lift.


7. Turn with small radius

Turn by your own technique, it is allowed to using psychokinesis or even ESP. It is also good changing the direction by the jump and the tail jump. If technical terms are used just a little, both "Stretching method" and "Bending method" are useful for monoski. This is same as normal ski. The weight is also



Sorry!
Following parts will be coming soon.





念力でも超能力でも何でも良いので曲ってみよう。ジャンプ、テールジャンプで方向を変えるなんて手もある。ちょっと専門用語を使うと、伸身系、屈身系どちらもありだ。普通のスキーと同じである。外足荷重の意識のままで良いだろう。意外か?でもそうなのだ。外足荷重なのだ、イメージ的には。外足の太ももを絞る感じ、なんて表現はどうだろうか。


8. Turn with big radius

エッヂに乗って大回りのターンをするのは難しい。特にピンテール型では。
ここで私は2つのメソッドを提案しよう。1つは "外足荷重" であり、もう1つは "外足釣り上げ" である。

"外足荷重"

実際に外足に荷重はできないが、普通のスキーと同じように外足荷重のイメージで滑る。 外足の親指の付け根あたりに体重を掛け、太ももを内側に絞り込むような感じで滑るのだ。

"外足釣り上げ"

内足に荷重し、外足、あるいは外腰を上に引き上げるようにして滑る。


友人のモノスキーヤーに聞いてみると、外足荷重派、内足荷重派、両足荷重派の3つに別れる。実際は状況に応じて使い分けていると思われる。


9. Go Bumps

普通のスキーと同じである。状況に合わせ、好きに滑ろう。


10. Go Powder

普通のスキーと同じである。状況に合わせ、好きに滑ろう。
水泳の "飛び板飛込み" の板の上で "びよ〜んびよ〜ん"としている感じ、なんてのはどうだろうか。普通のスキーより断然浮きが良く、足もバラけないので簡単である。


11. Go Crust

こんなこと聞く奴いるかね?普通のスキーと同じだ。好きに滑れ。


12. Jump

普通のスキーと同じである。但し着地のバランスを取るのは普通のスキーより難しい。当然であるが、スプレットイーグルやダフィはできない。 モノスキーは総じて普通のスキーより膝に優しいが、ジャンプの着地だけは別である。 片方のエッヂだけで着地するような状態になった場合、前十字靭帯を損傷する恐れがあるので注意が必要だ。


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