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Wednesday, February 11, 1976 Page 6 UIDD mm mm .r w. lOM F!T UoS. BOD Mil ByJimTedford The "other bumps" resemble a never ending staircase of 5-foot stairs with a kicker on each stair. You'll know when you have found them because you'll be able to see the bottom lift terminal between your knees, and your brains will be so scrambled vou won't be able to solve this week's Small Person's Corner. These short, jagged bumps are a result of short skis and more intermediate skiers skiing steep bumpy runs. Personally, I wouldn't even attempt at-tempt to ski these &?$!?& bumps, but if you must, here are a few helpful hints. 1) Get shorter skis. 2) Get your body in incredibly good, physical condition. ' , 3) Stand in the middle of your skis. 4) Skid the tails of your skis, don't carve. 15) Use lots of knee flex. 6) Keep your shoulders downhill 7) Pray If you can make it down one of these runs you have really got your act together but don't feel bad if you can't or won't because there are plenty of other challenges in skiing including next week's topic. , , NEXT WEEK: Powder! 3 the Soviet team, who took 3, 5 and 8; the Finns, including Juha Mieto who finished 4th; the East Germans, Swedes and Norwegians, all of whom were considered top contenders con-tenders for the top spots. Koch, who last year was rated one of the top three junior competitors in the world, had already become Championships in Falun, Sweden. The conditions were perfect i for the race, with waxing, according to U.S. Nordic Director John Bower, not considered to be a deciding factor. However, he did add that the Alpine waxing technique used by the U.S. is Bill Koch Bill Koch, 20, of Guilford, , VT, a member of the U.S. Cross-Country Team, Feb. 5 won the first medal ever for the U.S. in . Nordic competition com-petition with a silver medal in the Men's 30- Kilometer Olympic Cross-Country race. Koch, in his first year of senior international competition, com-petition, was 2nd, just 28.46 seconds behind Serge Saveliev of the Soviet Union who ran the 18.6 mile race in 1:30:29.38. Koch bested the performances of the rest of the talk in Europe with his proving to be superior to 3rd place finish in the 15 K anyone else's: "Marty Hall competition in Reit-Im- Winkle, West Germany on Jan. 18 and Jan. 25. But his performance Feb. 5 was truly the most outstanding. ' The best an American had ever done before in Olympic or world championship competition was the 1974 : performance of Martha Rockwell, a member of this year's Ladies Olympic Cross-Country Cross-Country Team, who placed 10th in the 10 K World and Rob Keisel, our coaches, deserve a lot of credit for their waxing and the tremendous organization they demonstrated at the feeding stations along the course." " "' '.. : However, the race was Bill's. He was in the running throughout the race and, according to Bower "really came on strong in the last 10K." During the last kilometer, Bill's legs started to cramp, making it very By Pete Na jar There are three categories in which skis can be classified: racing, freestyle, and recreational. Not all skis fit in only one category but can overlap. For simplicity we will considei ,ily the three categories. . Racing skis, slalom and giant slalom are ', meant for skiers who want a ski that will carve difficult to continue r- but he turns with precision and that are stable at high didr speeds. A slalom ski is designed to turn easily The next bt U.S finish and quicklyi It win carve a turn without sliding 2SE '-tag forces are appUed. -Th! Anchorage, AL, in 52nd and slalom sk excellent for bumps since its good at Larry Martin, Durango, CO making quick, short-radius turns, in 59th. Bela Bodnar of A giant slalom ski is designed for longer radius Anchorage had been turns. It is more stable and has better tracking scheduled for the race but he Qualities than a slalom ski. The o " kJSfcl has a softer flex pattern to make it predictable and smooth. The qualitiesHhat make a ski good for giant slalom also make it an excellent soft snow or powder ski. A freestyle ski is mainly designed to go Bower wryly commented in through a mogul field with ease. It incorporates true New England style: in its desien the ability to slide anrt r easily. However, it has nowhere near the ability to hold a carved turn like a good racing ski. It has to be forgiving to maneuver successfully over the irregular terrain of a mogul field. A recreational ski is like a family car. It skis easily without the crispness of a rcing or performance per-formance ski. These skis are normally wider than a racing ski for stability and the skiers balance. They are made to be forgiving. They allow the skier to make mistakes and get away with them. became ill and Martin was substituted. Koch could not have been more exultant with the race. "I felt terrific and skied my best. Everything just went right, "Not bad for a rookie." More seriously, he added, "We're all terribly enthusiastic and very excited for Bill. His performance shows that with the proper training and support, we can do it. And I'm very excited about what this may mean for the future of Nordic . competition in the U.S." How to Save on Electricity mil late li Learning To Read Your Electric Meter Can Help You Use Enef MewreP In Uppie U.S. Alpine men put in their best downhill performance of the year in the Downhill run Feb. 5 on Patscherkofel at the XII Winter Olympic Games with three Americans placing in the top 13. Andy Mill, 22, of Aspen, CO finished 6th in the intensely exciting race. His time was 1.47.06 for the 2-mile run, won by the event favorite, Franz Klammer of Austria in 1.45.73. Klammer had won the last three World Cup Downhills. Greg Jones, 22, Tahoe City, CA put in an outstanding performance in only his 2nd downhill race of the season, finishing 11th in 1.47.84. Pete Patterson, 19, Sun Valley, ID was just .1 of a second behinds Jones with a time of 1.47.94. Karl Anderson, 22, Greene, ME was 23rd in 1.49.08. The race was run in perfect conditions. The course was extremely fast with speeds of 75-80 mph not uncommon. In fact, in the pre-Olympic Downhill run here last year on a nearly identical course, Klammer, the winner, posted a time of 1.55.78. With the speeds obtained today, his time was just short of 10 seconds faster. Mill had finished 5th on the same course last year in 1.57.17. His' run today was 10.11 seconds better. ' Andyt who had bruised the' bone at the top of his boot in a fall during training earlier had missed 4 of the 6 training runs. He also is still recovering from . two knee operations in March and May of 1975. He commented at the end of the race: "I've gone through too much misery to get here to have missed this race." Jones, the top seeded U.S. racer in the Giant Slalom, now has a good chance for the Olympic Combined Title. FACTOR Y AUTHORIZED SALE 1975-1976 LANGE skis and boots SAVE UP TO 40 While supplies last NEXT TO THE GONDOLA AT THE RESORT CENTER 649-9852 A number of our Utah Power customers have asked how they can read their own meters so they can monitor their success at saving electricity. That's a very good idea. Electric meters are precision measuring devices. I They record, in units called "kilowatt hours," how much electricity you use. One kilowatt hour (kwh) is 1,000 watts of electricity consumed for one hour, or the power required to burn a 100-watt light bulb for 10 hours. ' ' Easy as 1, 2, 3 Meters are simple to read. Here are the steps: 1. Read the dials and write down the figures from ' right to left, because that's how your power usage is recorded. As in the middle illustration at right; Dial 1 measures single kilowatt hours; Dial 2 records tens; Dial 3, hundreds; and Dial 4, thousands. Some meters have a fifth dial which measures tens of thousands. As indicated, some of the dials turn clockwise, ' others counter-clockwise. Read smaller number 2. When the dial pointer is between numbers, read the smallei of the two. Thus, in the example at right, the first number you'd put down is 4; the second, 6; the third, 9; and the fourth, 5, for a total of 5,964 kwh. 3. When the pointer rests almost squarely on a number, as it does on Dial 4, the dial to its right determines which number you record. Note that the Dial 3 pointer, is between 9 and 0, indicating it has yet to complete a full revolution. In this case, the smaller number, 5, is the Dial 4 reading. Had the pointer on Dial 3 gone beyond 0, indicating the completion of a full revolution, the reading for Dial 4 would have been 6. Check meter regularly Regular checking of your meter can indicate the effectiveness of your energy conservation efforts. For example, read your meter at the same hour on successive days. The difference between such readings is your 24 -hour consumption of electricity in kilowatt hours. Your reading will give you a fair indication of how well you are conserving electricity. Remember, use what you need but need what you use! ' j ' ' Your meter has either 4 or 5 dials. Each dial has 10 numbers and a pointer. The pointers turn very, very slowly, from smaller to larger numbers as electricity is used. Note that all the pointers do not turn in the same direction. .(8 V 2y2 ' - 8 fTjH7c . 3VV3 . JlTi fro sVllV Nilr :q 2 V3 A 7V Dial 3 Dial 2 V.7 $J Dial 4 Dial 4 Dial 3 Dial 2 Dial si Dial si The meter reading is made up of one number from each dial, recorded from right to left. When the . pointer is between two numbers, you read the number it has just passed, that is, the lower number. So, the reading above is 5,964 kwh. , 1 i ; Jiii 8T n 2Y2 Jjft a i Question? Write to Reddy! Utah Power welcomes your questions, suggestions, and comments. Often-asked questions and good suggestions are published pub-lished in Reddy Kilowatt's newspaper column. Write to Reddy Kilowatt, P.O. Box 899, Salt Lake City, Utah 84110. A five-dial meter is read the same way, from right to left. Try reading this one yourself. Then check your answer against the one below. IDAHO $ S ' '"ne'v', I,'-" f f coio UTAH f J 7m.. UTAH POWER St LIGHT CO.