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Most Common Barefoot Questions

Back One-Foots

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1. How do I stop catching my heel?
2. Speed?
3. Dry-land?
4. Puppy paws?
5. What is making me bounce or skip?
6. What is The Resistance Theory of Barefooting?

1. How do I stop catching my heel?

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Catching of the heel occurs when your hips and butt drift over the leading edge of your foot. When you are backwards that means your heel. This usually occurs for two reasons (assuming your speed is correct);

#1 Breakdown in your form (click here to see a picture of the correct form)

#2 Incorrect resistance (click here to read about my Resistance Theory of Barefooting)

To solve this problem, concentrate on a better set-up with better resistance. Please read my Back One-foot article in its entirety. Also, make sure to master your form on dry land training (i.e. find out how on my Virtual Ski School) first, then on the Puppy Paws before going to your feet!

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2. Speed?

For people in the 175-200lb range I would say about 30-34 on the Puppy Paws (depending on how good your form is) and 36-39 on your feet (depending on how good your form is).

For 100-150lb range I would say about 25-29 on the Puppy Paws (depending on how good your form is) and 33-38 on your feet (depending on how good your form is).


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3. Dry-land?

As with any of the more advanced tricks, there is no substitute to practicing on dry land in perfect form, practicing on the Puppy Paws until you have mastered the form, and then you will own it on your feet!

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4. Puppy paws?

As with any of the more advanced tricks, there is no substitute to practicing on dry land in perfect form, practicing on the Puppy Paws until you have mastered the form, and then you will own it on your feet!

You can get a 7 Day FREE Trial Membership of My Virtual
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http://www.thefootersedge.com/newskischool/7daytrial.htm


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5. What is making me bounce or skip?

This is caused from a chain reaction of events that has you skiing on your toes instead of in the Ultra Mega Glide. To correc this problem you need to correct your position starting from the top.

#1 Correct your vision and look at the horizon. Your hear should be higher than your shoulders. Your shoulders should be higher than your hips.

#2 Shoulders rolled back and pich your shoulder blades together.

#3 Meat Hook-Ribs expanded and upward

#4 Power Band

#5 Bouncy Trouncy Tigger the Tiger Knees

#6 Relaxed ankles in the flexed position letting the water creat maximum flex.-Ultra Mega Glide


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6. What is the Resistance Theory of Barefooting?

This is a good one so pay attention!

Imagine you were doing your dry-land practice (I sure hope you do religiously!). Instead of having your handle attached to a door knob, imagine that a long rope (attached to the handle, of course) went up 15 feet in the air, passed over a pulley, and the down to a bucket of weights. Let’s say for arguments sake, about 25 pounds.

The idea of correct resistance is that the bucket should maintain a constant height as you go through your turn (or one-foot forwards and backwards, back to front, etc…).

If your position and set-up are correct and you STILL catch your heels, then you have lost your mo jo (proper resistance) in the backwards position. In other words, your butt has drifted over your heels when it should have been over your toes.

This information is so powerful that it is illegal in several Eastern block countries!

I want you to take the following test

What is the difference between the two “resistance 1” pictures at http://www.thefootersedge.com/resistance_1.htm

What is the difference? Is there anything noticeable or are they basically the same positions?

NOW look at the “resistance_2” pictures at http://www.thefootersedge.com/resistance_2.htm

The first picture shows the rope going through a hook and is connected to a one gallon container of water that weighs roughly 7 pounds.

The other picture shows the same set-up connected to a cement curb that weighs about (I am guessing) 70 pounds.

Surprised? I hope you are because this dramatically illustrates my Resistance Theory of Barefooting.

Critical point; REISITANCE IS NOT BAD WHEN IT IS APPLIED FROM A GREAT BAREFOOT POSITION. This means great posture, glide, and an awesome Power Band!
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