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Jack Ryger shares some information about Grass Skiing: it's origins, enthusiasts, and place in the public mind. Originated as “alternative” training program Used during warm months and offseason Started off in 1960’s Germany Originated as “alternative” training program Used during warm months and offseason Started off in 1960’s Germany Grass skiing allowed skiers consistent training Quickly moved beyond training program Became a sport Moved on from Germany to rest of Europe Then to Eastern United States By the 70’s it was in San Francisco Grass skis- different from snow skis Short runners Tank-like treads Some have wheels Bad reputation, thanks to TV Show “That’s Incredible” Showed grass skiers in unflattering light Skiers purposely crashed Engaged in risky behavior Became notorious as a dangerous sport Public perception is turning around Getting a good following around the world Austria, Japan, and the USA have grass skiing centers

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Jack Ryger Presents
Grass Skiing An Overview
History
Grass Skiing
What is it?
• Originated as “alternative” training
program
• Used during warm months and
offseason
• Started off in 1960’s Germany
• Grass skiing allowed skiers consistent training
• Quickly moved beyond training program
• Became a sport
• Moved on from Germany to rest of Europe
• Then to Eastern United States
• By the 70’s it was in San Francisco
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Grass skiing ppt

  • 1. Jack Ryger Presents Grass Skiing An Overview
  • 3. Grass Skiing What is it? • Originated as “alternative” training program • Used during warm months and offseason • Started off in 1960’s Germany
  • 4. • Grass skiing allowed skiers consistent training • Quickly moved beyond training program • Became a sport
  • 5. • Moved on from Germany to rest of Europe • Then to Eastern United States • By the 70’s it was in San Francisco
  • 7. • Grass skis- different from snow skis • Short runners • Tank-like treads • Some have wheels
  • 9. • Bad reputation, thanks to TV Show “That’s Incredible” • Showed grass skiers in unflattering light • Skiers purposely crashed • Engaged in risky behavior • Became notorious as a dangerous sport
  • 10. • Public perception is turning around • Getting a good following around the world • Austria, Japan, and the USA have grass skiing centers