Plake and the Art of Monoskiing
Plake is one of the best skiers on the planet. Anyone who
has seen his legendary axe sharp mohawk knows that. He's been
in countless movies, magazine spreads... He's invented extreme
you know that Glen Plake monoskis? What the hell is monoskiing?
Watch the video and you'll get an idea. It's a crazy thought,
two feet locked into one ski but as far as gravity, speed
and snow are concerned it's a very efficient way of sliding
down the snowy slope. There are no tips to cross and since
you're facing the fall line you're not dealing with a blind
spot like snowboarders do.
are some disputes who actually invented the first monoski.
One thing is certain. It's been seen at ski resorts around
the world since the sixties. Is monoski a predecessor of snowboard?
Let's put it this way, surfboard may be the predecessor of
time you see a monoskier on the slopes tell him you've seen
Glen Plake do it better. Better than anyone else.