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December 2005

All skills will be demonstrated on Kneeknocker.

First run

Freestyle. Do short (1 second) turns on the headwall, medium (2 second) turns in the mid-section, and long (3 second) turns on the lower portion. The point at which to change the turns is up to you. We need to see all three types of turns.

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Second run

Sideslip and snowplow, including transition turns. You will be asked to negotiate "gates" going down the hill. The course will be on the upper half of the trail. You will be asked to execute a transition at particular points on the trail. Snowplow stop.

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Third run

Unloaded toboggan. Crossed skis will be positioned at a simulated accident. You need to deliver the toboggan to the scene, including positioning it beside the patient and securing the toboggan.

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Loaded front.

Prepare toboggan for loaded run. Traverse the trail twice.

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Tail rope

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If you fall during the demonstration of a particular skill, you will be allowed to "redo" if you choose. If you make a mistake, correct it and move on.