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1000 Shuffles

EpicSki Skill Development Exercises

 

1000 Shuffles

 
Description

While making medium radius turns, shuffle your feet constantly back and forth

Progression steps

 

Shuffle the feet back and forth on the flat to ensure that the student knows what we mean by shuffling. Demonstrate how hard it is to shuffle in the back seat.

Shuffle in a traverse.

Attempt to shuffle continuously throughout an entire turn.

 

Video Clip

 

 

Picture

 
Common variations

 

Only shuffle two times just before turn initiation.

 

Skills developed

Balance - you can't shuffle effectively from the back seat

 

Prerequisites

Proper fore/aft boot alignment.

Proper skiing posture in a static position

Common problems

 

Weight in the back seat.

unable to shuffle during edge change

Cues for success

 

Rapidity of shuffling

Evenness of shuffling

 

Comments (1)

What is Shuffling?  A video might help.
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