By Arnold Lunn
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Memorial to Arnold Lunn in Mürren, Switzerland. The textual content reads, "It used to be the following in Mürren that Arnold Lunn set the 1st slalom in 1922 and organised the 1st international championship in downhill and slalom racing in 1931."
Sir Arnold Henry Moore Lunn (18 April 1888 – 2 June 1974) was once a skier, mountaineer and author. He was once knighted for "services to British snowboarding and Anglo-Swiss kinfolk" in 1952. His father was once a lay Methodist minister, yet Lunn was once an agnostic and wrote seriously approximately Catholicism ahead of he switched over to Catholicism on the age of forty five and have become a Catholic apologist.
He was once born in Madras, India and died in London.
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D CROSS-COUNTRY SKI-ING 50 In a wood, however, the ability to make short, abrupt turns is invaluable. The ski-runner must therefore learn to make long and short turns. The method in both cases is much the same. EDGING THE SKIS The skis have frequently to be edged ; they should usually be edged so that the line of the leg from the knee to the foot is at right angles to the blade of the FIG. 3. — EDGING THE SKI ski as in Fig. 3 A, and not as in B, which represents an awkward and strained position of the leg.
The downhill turn to the right, he will be travelling Downhill turns are often with the hill on his left. ' In a downhill turn the skis, instead of beginning to turn up to the hill, turn downwards until they are facing downhill and then only begin to turn uphill. If you are running downhill with the hill to your right and your skis begin to turn to your right you will make an uphill turn if to the left you will make a down- downhill turn or swing is ' ' ' ; hill turn. A turn on the level which brings you to a sudden an uphill turn.
In the event of a bad forward fall they will perhaps damage themselves, and in any case As the result of a badly broken suffer severe pain. leg, the toes of my own right foot are very nearly rigid, and various attempts to ski with the Huitfeld binding resulted in acute pain when I fell forward, and consequently a very nervous style of running in order to avoid forward falls. There are many people whose toes are naturally stiff. In order to test this, before ordering a pair of skis put on your boots and see if you can almost touch the ground with your knee, keeping the ball of your foot and your toes on If you can get within six or eight inches ground with your knee before the ball of your foot leaves the ground you will be able to use a rigid toe binding, otherwise you must use a spring binding.
Cross-Country Ski-ing by Arnold Lunn