An Acroski or Ski ballet sport is a new type of extreme sport that is taking the world by storm. Similar to Acrobatics, Acroski is an acrobatic form of skiing and snowboarding and was created by comedians Dave Hall and Dennis McNulty as they wanted to create a sport that combined the gracefulness of figure skating with the thrill of downhill skiing.
A short history of Acroski sport
Ski Ballet or Acroski moves to the Taos Ski Valley where they train and perform. The team, which currently consists of only 3 members, is made up of the two founders, Dave Hall and Dennis McNulty, and the 3rd member, actress Janine Turner.
Ski Ballet became known as Acroski in the 1990s. It’s a part of freestyle skiing competitive games.
Some of the athletes who won the Olympics in different medals like Rune Kristiansen won a gold medal in ballet. He contested at the Winter Olympics 1992 in ski ballet, which was a demonstration occasion.
George Fuehrmeier is one of another Ski ballet players in 1985. Fuehrmeier increased popularity later a video on the internet during the Winter Olympics in 2018.
Ski Ballet Equipment
The team wears performance wear and the equipment consists of a helmet, a suit, and a pair of skis. The team has also created its own boots.
Rules of Acroski
The team created the rules of the sport. Dance vs. Ski is the main conflict between the two arts. Skiers are able to perform dance moves, which are the basic moves of ballet, while the dancers are able to perform their own version of the ski moves.
There were pair ballet rivalries, a variation of ballet where two people performed wiles that did not include just spins, jumps, and leg crossing, but also lifts and synchronic activities.
It’s a sport that starts with A. The main conflict is resolved when the ski group teaches the ballet group a variety of pirouettes and leaps to teach them.