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The Centered Skier Paperback – March, 1999

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 186 pages
  • Publisher: Tempest Book Shop; 20th anniversary ed edition (March 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0963248448
  • ISBN-13: 978-0963248442
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,074,587 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book helped me because it broke down and discussed attitudes and fears I wasn't always aware of, that get in the way of learning. Using many general stories and specific examples relevant to skiing, McCluggage explains things that hinder learning and improvement. This is not a book that tells you exactly where to put your right hand as you conquer the hill, but rather it helps you center, relax, and visualize a smooth ride as you go with the mountain. Various chapters titles: The Energy in Fear, Working with Images, Breathing. It sounds esoteric but it is actually very simple and straightforward to understand.
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This book is one of the great works on skiing. It opens your mind to the possibilities of the sport and can be used to help with any sport you participate in. Easy to read and right to the point. This book is a classic among classic sport pyscology books. A must read for anyone looking for the Zen path in sports.
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Denise McLuggage is a genius. She was 20 years ahead of everybody when she wrote this book. There was no such thing as shaped skis back then. Yet, she knew the art and the science of skiing exactly, independently of the equipment one uses.
I have read that book again and again. I never get tired of it.
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This semi-ancient little book rings as true now as it did when written. It also helps with rowing, and probably any other sport which requires focus, balance, strength and understanding of the goals of the sport. I re-read it, quote it, and recommend it to others.
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This book is still available at the little book shop right near where author Denise McCluggage wrote the book in 1977. Mad Rivber Glen just installed a repalcement of their Single Chair lift this year. A town that LOVES skiing. She was a great race car driver, and still an editor of Auto Week magazine. She's the kind of lady who loves wind in her hair, and she writes so well about how to feel centered and wonderful as you ski. PSI reading list. Classic.
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