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  • How to train yourself to be more flexible and balanced

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Tuesday, January 03, 2012

    Skiing is one of the sports that demand the most balance and flexibility from the people that practice them. If you truly want to excel at skiing and fully enjoy the sport, you will need to practice and develop your own skills in both flexibility and balance. Both of these skills are pretty fundamental when it comes to skiing and therefore, should be worked on as much as possible. Being flexible s...

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  • Mountain bike tire pressure; an essential part of mountain biking preparation

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Monday, January 02, 2012

    One of the most important parts of mountain bike preparation is tire pressure. The amount of pressure in your bike’s tires can make a pretty major difference in how well your riding goes and how much control you actually have over your own bike plus it can greatly increase your comfort level on your bike. If your mountain bike’s tire pressure is too high, then you will end up having to deal with a...

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  • Common questions from mountain bikers

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Friday, December 30, 2011

    Good Bike Seat positioningOne extremely important part of mountain biking is properly setting up the position of your bike’s seat. If your bike’s seat is not positioned correctly, then you could risk a few different problems arising during your rides. Using the correct bike seat position for your own body type should help you to avoid having problems with your joints which could easily become detr...

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  • A few questions that moutain bikers often have

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Thursday, December 29, 2011

    Should you try mountain biking with your dog?I have found that idea of riding with your dog is usually much better than the reality of riding with your dog. Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of great riding dogs out there, but the fact of the matter is, there are a lot more not so good riding dogs. Alaska HeliskiingYou should try to consider a few things before you actually decide to take your d...

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  • How to make an amazing snowman

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Wednesday, December 28, 2011

    Snowmen have been being made for what seems like a whole lot of time in the history of people. It seems as if just about everyone loves creating their own snow men in the winter. Making snow men is a great thing for families to try to do during winter and can be very enjoyable as well. There are so many ways to create a snowman nowadays that can help make yours more unique and original. It is alwa...

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  • Things you need for proper ski waxing

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Tuesday, December 27, 2011

    Waxing your skis is an incredibly important task if you want to ensure optimum ski performance. The type of ski you use and the way you use it don’t matter; you should always consider waxing your skis in order to get the very best overall performance that you can from them. You should wax your skis periodically to keep them in tip-top shape. Glide waxing helps to protect the ski base from wear as ...

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  • Powder at the movies!

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Monday, December 26, 2011

    This past winter Island Lake Catskiing and Mica Heliskiing partnered with award winning Sherpas Cinema to create some spectacular ski and snowboard footage.The Balance of Powderis a 23 minute TV show created for Island Lake and Mica. A large portion of the Sherpas full length movieALL.I.CANwas also filmed at the 2 locations. Some of the best skiers on the planet are featured in both shows and incl...

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  • IMBA rulebook; the official list of mountain biking rules

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Friday, December 23, 2011

    The international mountain bicycling association (or International Mountain biking association) has their own official list of basic mountain biking rules of the trail that every biker should know. These particular mountain biking rules are mostly designed to promote sportsmanship and friendly relationships amongst all trail users in order to guarantee safety for all bikers. They are also supposed...

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  • Sunny weather and melting snow

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Thursday, December 22, 2011

    Even subtle changes in the weather conditions on a mountain can drastically change your performance on the slopes. Sometimes the weather can be mostly in your favor and other times it can simply cause more trouble for you (sometimes it can do both). Certain weather conditions can also vary greatly in intensity as well as duration. Its best for you to understand the effects that the weather may hav...

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  • Learn how to do parallel turns

    Posted by Jackie Semltd on 
    Wednesday, December 21, 2011

    There are always going to be challenging new things for you to learn if you are trying to become a better skier. One these things is a technique called “parallel turning” which happens to be considered so important that many believe it separates the good skiers from the great ones. Parallel turning is considered to be one of the most difficult techniques to master and also one of the most rewardin...

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