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Wednesday, January 28, 1 076 Pago 5 t AKHqT Beginners Most Likely To Sustain Injuries ... Park City Ski and Sports Club racer Susy ; Robinson . took a first place in the in-'' in-'' tertnediate girls class at the : Snowbird Giant Slalom held ' last Sunday. H ! f . t. I--,-.. , ' "In that same grouping ' :f Kerry Hays gained a third ' place finish while Kathleen Kirby and Cindy Cork earned a fifth and sixth respectively. Brad Marden finished fourth in the intermediate boys competition with Sean Carson placing right behind him. Chris Ehvell copped a seventh place finish. In the : novice ' boys miihM 1st grouping, John Thomas local ' novice girls with a finished second with Robert second and was followed by Ayers taking third. Matias Wendy Gibbis' third, Laura Alvarez earned a seventh Cork's seventh and Julie while Brook Williamson, Buck's eighth. Brigan Gibbis and Marco, in the peewee boys corn-Alvarez corn-Alvarez placed 10th, 14th and petition, Whitney Burr took 15 respectively. second and Greg Josero Alana Soares paced the placed 13th. By Jim Tedford Just a few years ago, we could ski runs without bumps; But these days even the bunny runs have moguls. Since we can't avoid them; we might as well learn how to ski them correctly. vfi'First "wt must remember the basics. We can- not ski bumps unless 1) we are forward on our J1 skisV2) we are on the outside downhill ski 3) we have our upper body facing down the run and 4) g! we are edging correcUy, Then we add knees. 1 illr-y j '" :. i 1 p-3 The secret is to use your knees like shock ab- gj sorbers. In other words, absorb the bumps with fs your knees, keeping your skis on the snow, and j keeping your head level. To refine it further, we chmiU Ira an Anr elric nraccintf nn ho' etlAiv with Avnitflii DftMA amAnnt niueenva via ' mafia I: Ss where we are on the bump, i . ; . : For example: I weigh 160 lbs, When I am stan-: ? ij ding on the snow, I am pressing down with 160 lbs. :Sj of pressure. As I approach the near, side' of a Si my knees to flex and abosrb the bump as I: go Js - :' j i .ml. -- " it- ...:n ham p; uown me iarsiae, ui wie dump, uic pivsauic win jr. ; decrease if I don't.extend my knees and keep the . gfj skis'onthVshow;";-5''-'''! .: , j In summary : you need loose flexible knees plus : iz uieoasicsu) ski Dumps. jj? rn.: j S3 sl ii.t 'ft Next Week : More bumps. t 1 : J. i Ski ' tyq a . , t , , .- M - f . I 1 ..,-..:(,,. t ' i - ..... iff -;, .1:5 ii -.f ....., , ' ''.,(, 'i I J ' ; , r; j ' Kathy Wllkkig and patient If you . are an experienced , skier! the odds are you will never see the inside of the Resort Clinic but if your luck, should ever run out you'll find a friendly and efficient staff ! ready to help.' ,' ! . ! ' According to the Ski Patrol, the majority of Park Citv's. ski ;i' accident involve explained how' in less than one day she ! X-rayed four boys, from 8 to 10 years-old, who all had a spiral fracture of their Ipft tibia." ' Although the clinic is staffed by a nurse and doctor there are times, due to its limited facilities that there is an occasional serious mr KKM mro Ulize im b tkHbMiu. U " TOiW?, Witm : viiv lower jwy icqui ixeajinre 'T'naiis tKaPaiolce An alcWert'tmso: brt1 skier, unfamiliar with his occured last weekend, during equipment,; with an un- the Park City Ametuer Free developed technique will notv Style contest, when a jumper . only fall more often but will performing . an aerial esi clhiool by Bob Kassow Along with the January thaw came the inevitable: icy, crusty, slushy klister snow conditions. con-ditions. For those of you new to the sport, klister is that honey-like wax that comes in a tube like toothpaste. Some folks just hang up their skis when waxing becomes so sticky, but come April ' and May those folks will be missing some of the ; best touring of the year : warm days with an inch of corn snow under foot. One can really cover the , country, see a lot of incredible sights on firm spring snow and waxing needn't be a problem. -Whether you have wood bases or plastic bases, one only need concern themselves with klister for gripping qualities and, therefore, only put it under the "kicker" portion of the ski. (approximately (ap-proximately one-third or less of the ski under the loot) For those with wood bases, the techniques is somewhat more involved. Begin with blue klister on the entire ski for your gliding or running run-ning wax. Begin by putting s small dab about every three inches over th entire ski base (not the grove, however! ) 1 Soften the wax slightly by warming with a torch or by turning the base to the warm sun (blue is very tough and hard) . Now E 3 take a spatula or scraper and smooth the wax to ; a thin film (the dabs will smooth together( and g then cork it very smooth. If you have gobs of & klister hanging over the sides of your ski, its on g! too ! thick, but , will probably wear off. The g j technique vastly improves with practice. T t i. 1 r mrlHAwiAlii tiaivl an4 inxr tViA Kill a 11 IIIC SI1UW 19 CAtt ciiici J not u aiiu ivj , v"v wuv will probably suffice for climbing and gliding. The reason one puts klister on the entire bottom of a wood ski is fcr protecting the base from the extreme abrasive action of crusty spring-like snow. x For crusty snow that is beginning to loosen up and become slushy, use a small amount of violet klister under the foot. Apply it verythin and cork it smooth. ' w - For slushy snow, use red klister and for very wet snow, use silver klister. If the snow is so abrasive that your wax is not staying on the ski, begin again and start with a ruhher like wax called griind vox or base wax. fit This stuff comes in a can and should be ironed on rJ and smoothed and corked to a very thin film. Put your blue klister over it after you have cooked" t- the skis outdoors. Its binding qualities latelini & credible, so it only needs td be used in extremely abrasive snow conditions. fall more awkwardly.' For many of the accidents that occur there appears to be a direct correlation between the type and seriousness of the injury to the particular skiing condition.. , For example Kathy Wilicing, a registered nurse on the clinic staff, said "when the snow is hard and icey, we encounter a . more than typiclal amount of shoulder and upper body injuries and when the powder is fresh and deep we have an influx of knee problems." Offering a more dramatic illustration of how skiing accidents run in cycles Kathy manuver, broke his back. Considering the difficulties in moving and treating such a ; patient, it was decided the -skier.; should be flown by : helicopter from the scene off the accident to a Salt Lake -hospital. . Since the Resort Clinic is equiped and staffed only to provide emergency service, it cannot handle the everyday hon-skiing related cases. However, the hew Summit County Medical Clinic, run by Dr. Williams along with Dr. Cook provide regular medical services in their, offices on Park .Avenue,r .eat- P Ij t ts: 3! SI ootato iohn1 Li . i J . 'L . DISCO DANCING TONIGHT NO COVER APPEARING: . Thursday & Saturday CHRIS & CHRIS Friday & Tuesday CROWFOOT Saturday DOUGHERTY & MORRIS Monday RIC FISHER Sri 9 K V t, jS HO W . 4: i) tl . itil'.: 3" "jia InqA" ..- -.1!! I ti Hit I I JbiIj noilsn 9fb bioj it to v. 'iBJ0E GIANT SLALOM 1st RACE: Tuesday, February 3 12:30 P.M. on NASTAR run REGISTRATION: Prior to 1 2 :00 noon, Monday, February 2. NO EXCEPTIONS! Information booth at Resort. $2.00 per racer, $8.00 per team. TEAMS: 3 men, 1 woman. All must be employed for at least 30 days by the establishment for which they race. Establishments may enter as many teams as they wish. - - . CLASSES: A, Band C. the fastest teams willl be in A, the sbwest in C. SCORING: Best 2 of the 3 woman's time. f " - mens' times, and the PRIZES: There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd teams in each class, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd individuals. Both men and women in each class. ' i THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO BE A HERO FOR YOUR TEAM! imuf vw ""-s-jr V; r(-:.:;.Jtf, .