Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Alex Pila 4–British Inter-School Challenge

Alex – Overall 4th place – Under 14 boys (2nd run)

Last year Alex was 20th in GS and 19th in Slalom – this year 3rd in slalom and 4th in GS. Considering that he is one of the few who hasn’t had his growth spurt yet – and only skis on holidays (from London) this is an achievement on his part. His ability to concentrate and accurately make changes – even under total pressure – is impressive. Add to all of this the fact that he had no opportunity to run GS gates at all in the run up to the race and that is was an incredibly flat course (which doesn’t suit lighter skiers) and extremely badly set – with serious “bananes” (used to slow down and deviate the course line) right before each of the flat sections – it makes his success even more significant.

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Just to bemuse Alex I’ve included my current favourite artists here – appropriately named “Young Thug”… demonstrating Ted Ligety arm positioning.

…the point being Alex – the outside arm doesn’t usually go above the head (relative to the centreline of the body.) Your arms are fine in the photos below.


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