March 2, 2020 Jakub

ZŠ Kamenné Žehrovice – testing STAKI at school

On Friday we returned from LVK and I would like to put together our knowledge, insights and experiences.

We arrived at LVK (ski training course) last Saturday 22.2.2020. In the afternoon we went skiing because the forecast for Sunday was not at all favorable. We unpacked the skis and immediately after lunch we went to the slope.

We managed to prepare three Staki skis. The beginner team consisted of 6 members. We gave Staki to two boys, a complete beginner (from 9th grade) and a girl from 8th grade, who had been skiing for the last time at the age of 5. In addition, she brought skis suitable for a 5 year old child. The other three beginners did not have Staki, but their own skis. Two girls and a boy with minimal skiing experience.

After about an hour, the girl on Staki and one boy, also on Staki, started turning and drove down the slope all the way to the cable car.

Here are their observations:
David 9th grade:

“I was skiing for the first time in my life and after one hour I was able to go down the slope. I went down the slope four times that day. On the fourth day I already took my skis and although it was harder to turn and move around, I was able to get used to my skis during the day. ”

Kristýna 8th grade:

“I was skiing for the last time at the age of five. After explaining the basic arches, I drove down the slope after one hour. And then three more times. On the fifth day I took my normal skis, I got better turns on Staki and I wasn’t afraid of speed. ”

Tomáš 9th grade:

“I learned skiing in 3 days, but in one day I went down the slope 4 times.”

Unfortunately, Tomas did not last long in the bucks, he was small.

The other three beginners did not ride the slopes on normal skis and the arcs were not yet able to handle them.

On Sunday it was raining and skiing was not possible.

On Monday we set up Staki for another four students. The remaining three beginners and one boy who is said to ride the Big Food Ski. He brought a very old type of long skis to the course, which is no longer taught today. That’s why we gave him Staki.

Veronika 7th grade:
“I would like to compliment the Staki skis, they prepared me well for my skis, it was fun. The way I fell, but it didn’t hurt.”

 

Verča had skied before, but the first day she couldn’t do much on her skis. She fell and rolled her leg. The next day she went to Staki and in a moment she took control of the skis. She slept on her skis on the fourth day. She said she felt the difference, but she quickly reunited with the skis.

 

Bára 6th grade:
“It’s great for a beginner, the arcs learn and brake, too, it made me great.” Bara started at Staki as a beginner the next day. We have seen huge progress. She rode, did not fall too much and eventually switched to her skis on the fourth day, like Veronika.

 

Jakub 8th grade:
“I would like to compliment your Staki skis. Good for beginners, it was too slow for me. I like a very fast ride. The skis are well controlled and do not cross much. ” Jakub rides on Big Foot Skis, after Staki took classic skis, he mastered the technique very well.

 

Jakub Pužman 7th grade:
Jakub went to Staki all week. He controlled the skis so much that we had to admonish him not to ride so fast.

 

Jirka 45 years old, instructor:
“Staki tested personally. Advantage: Skis help quickly master and gain stability when riding beginners. Skier quickly learns to ski and ride, to adapt to terrain, such as steeper hills or uneven bulging pistons. Easy mastery of arches with no plow technology. For beginners easy transition to classic carving skis. Disadvantage: Under unfavorable conditions, around 0 ° C, new snow sticks the stabilizer foot and the skis do not go. Choose a better bead finish.”

 

Bára 43 years, PE teacher:

“I also tried the skis personally. In my opinion, they are a great start for non-skiers or novice skiers. In a typical beginner’s position – in a straight stance or a slight recline, the ski is easy to handle and turns smoothly. In the arches she held the direction in the straight position of the skis. It was not possible to ride a plow with skis, but if the pupils learned to turn straight without a plow, I think it did not matter at all. Easily braked sideways, which the pupils immediately managed. With a slight inclination of the skier, the ski brakes and did not start much, which is another advantage for beginners. Watching the beginners’ drive to Staki, it seemed to me that none of the pupils were sitting in the ski stance. (He had a lot of weight at the back, as we often see in beginners.) The pupils had a straight stance or were slightly forward, which was desirable. Another advantage is that the skis do not cross at the front or can be leveled very quickly. I agree with Jirka’s comment that fresh snow came and stuck to the heels, creating clods of snow that were difficult to remove. ”

 

“I also tried the skis personally. In my opinion, they are a great start for non-skiers or novice skiers. In a typical beginner’s position – in a straight stance or a slight recline, the ski is easy to handle and turns smoothly. In the arches she held the direction in the straight position of the skis. It was not possible to ride a plow with skis, but if the pupils learned to turn straight without a plow, I think it did not matter at all. Easily braked sideways, which the pupils immediately managed. With a slight inclination of the skier, the ski brakes and did not start much, which is another advantage for beginners. Watching the beginners’ drive to Staki, it seemed to me that none of the pupils were sitting in the ski stance. (He had a lot of weight at the back, as we often see in beginners.) The pupils had a straight stance or were slightly forward, which was desirable. Another advantage is that the skis do not cross at the front or can be leveled very quickly. I agree with Jirka’s comment that fresh snow came and stuck to the heels, creating clods of snow that were difficult to remove. ”

We would definitely recommend Staki to others and use it for other LVK (Ski training course).