Interviews with Technical Skiers from around the world
Great Britain’s Best World Cup GS Skier - Charlie Raposo
Meet Charlie Raposo Great Britain’s top GS ski racer on the World Cup. Before watching this please head to Charlie’s instagram page and watch one of his videos of him skiing. The guy has amazing skills and a great technique. Sam Robertson and Tom Gellie chat with Charlie to find out more about what it takes to come from a non powerhouse skiing nation and the sorts of challenges he faces to stay competitive.
Interesting points in the interview.
-What does Charlie think is an attribute that got him to the point of competing at the highest level.
-Preparing his body to deal with the higher loads experienced skiing World Cup level races and training.
-Skiing on ice and tuning equipment.
-The difference on the tour during a pandemic
-Technique vs tactics
-Life after ski racing.
I hope you enjoy this episode there are some great takeaways. Particularly the points made about skiing ice. If you’re interested in looking into Charlie’s career further and Want to get in touch you can here
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Harry Laidlaw - Australia’s best GS skier competing on the World Cup
Harry Laidlaw grew up skiing Mt Hotham in Australia and is currently one the best GS ski racers Australia has seen in a long time. Unfortunately Harry injured his knee days after competing in the season WC race opener in Solden, Austria. In this episode Sam Robertson and Tom Gellie talk with Harry about what its like to train and compete with all the Covid regulations as well his journey to competing on the world stage.
There are some interesting points to come out of this interview and its your chance to hear first hand from a top level athlete what sort of things they are dealing with physically and mentally. One particularly interesting segment is where Harry talks about switching equipment and how that change made a big difference in his ability to get results.
I hope you enjoy this episode.
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Tim Cafe - ex Olympian and Alice Robinson’s former race coach
This episode features Tim Cafe ex Olympian and former coach to WC ski phenom Alice Robinson. Why would you listen to this episode? For at least three reasons.
* Tim talks to us about binding placement and delta. Two things critical that most skiers do not consider and do not play with much. If you do you know how big a difference it can make. Tim has already been playing with his bindings on different skis this season.
* Tim has coached Alice Robinson right up until she made the World Cup. Hear some of his stories and insights into Alice’s Skiing. He even played with her binding position at times without her being aware. Why? Listen to find out.
* Tim takes nothing for granted. If someone says you shouldn’t do it this way he will test and experiment himself. Do the work to figure it out and make his own mind up about it. I hope that after this episode the listener feels more confident in doing some of this themselves and taking ownership of whatever it is they are trying to learn or master.
I hope you enjoy this episode it was one of my favourites. I say that every time I think, I really enjoy being able to talk skiing and then you the listener tune in like you were there too. If you have any feedback from this or any other episode please get in touch via the bigpictureskiing.com website.
Cheers Tom Gellie
How a kangaroo made it to the World Champs - Sam Robertson Alpine ski racer
When you think of Australia most people picture it’s beaches, kangaroos and warm sunny weather. So for an Aussie skier to make it the alpine world championships and put down a respectable run in super G is something to be admired and a story worth listening to. Meet Sam Robertson, raised in Thredbo village in the heart of the snowy mountains of Australia. He is a phenomenal technical skier with a bold attitude that now sees him skiing big mtn lines in Europe instead of tight race lines. Join this episode to find out a little more about how Sam fell in love with skiing and what he had to go through in order to make it onto the world stage.
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Sam Robertson (world champs ski racer) interviews Tom Gellie
Sam Robertson interviews Tom Gellie on his podcast. Find out some of Tom’s history including him only starting alpine skiing at age 22. Why he got into body alignment. And his new program designed to prepare your entire body for efficient skiing.
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Binding placement effects on skiing with Lou Rosenfeld
Sbould you mPunt your bindings on the recommended factory line? What happens if you change the placement? Is there an ideal location for our bindings to be mounted every time?
These questions and more are covered in the lates global skiing podcast episode. I interview Lou Rosenfeld a ski ship owner from Calgary but also a mechanical engineer who has been involved in research over the years on the effects on binding mount location on ski performance. I think every skier out there should be privy to this knowledge. I hope you enjoy the episode. I know it has helped me look into my ski setup further to test if there is a better place I can be skiing my skis from.