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Everybody's Wedeln

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Wedeln pour tous les skieurs
French version
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Length (feet): 
1800 (16mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 16mm.
"Two-part instructional film demonstrating the popular European Wedeln technique for beginning and advanced skiers hosted by world renowned Grand Slam champion Ernie McCulloch, the director of the Mont Tremblant ski school. First part of the film teaches the step-by-step exercises leading up to the basics of Wedeln demonstrated in solo or in tandem: forward and backward side-slipping, 'Christying' into the hill, weight-shifting, and ski-hop exercises. The second part of the film addresses the advanced skier with some different methods demonstrated in slow motion such as 'Jump Christys' and 'Stop Christys'. The distinction between 'Mambo' and Wedeln techniques is highlighted, alongside a brief explanation about detrimental skiing conditions such as wind-blown snow and ice. A discussion about the challenge of Wedeln over bumps and moguls segues into sequences of the technique in action for use in slalom skiing. A thorough explanation of slalom terminology accompanies demonstrations of pre-slalom exercises and combination turns. Film concludes with a spectacular display of McCulloch and his instructors performing airborne skiing."


Crawley Films, Free Films: Sources of Free 16mm Sponsored Films in Canada Compiled and Published by Crawley Films (Ottawa: Crawley Films, April 1969): 34.
"'Beehive Giant Slalom', Everybody's Wedeln' and 'Ski moderne' -- all on skiing."

Production year is given as uncertain by Library and Archives Canada.