• Short Summary

    Skiers at Killington, Vermont, in the United States can literally see their mistakes - their instructor can now show them on video-tape within minutes.

  • Description

    Skiers at Killington, Vermont, in the United States can literally see their mistakes - their instructor can now show them on video-tape within minutes.

    The skiers are video-taped by a cameraman with portable equipment as they perform exercises down the slope. the cameraman gives the tape to the instructor who shows it to the students at a skiing diagnostic centre. They watch the tape with their skis still on and then move back onto the slope to work on weaknesses or strengths revealed by the camera.

    Many American skiing schools have tried video-tape to help instruct but with very little success. It is believed to have succeeded at Killington because of five years of research resulting in better equipment and techniques.

    Video-tape is only recommended for intermediate and advanced skiers. Even Killington's instructors use instant replay to improve their own skiing and demonstration techniques.

    The film has a commentary by NBC reporter Len Dillon, a transcript of which appears overleaf.

    At Killington, Vermont, in the Appalachian mountains of the United States, student skiers can now literally see their mistakes. A new portable video-tape machine can now show them their errors within minutes. NBC reporter Len Dillon has been to watch the resort's ski instructors at work with the new technique.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA85SNUG96XVET31AWOAJUO8MMW
    Media URN:
    VLVA85SNUG96XVET31AWOAJUO8MMW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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