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Flamingo drill


EpicSki Skill Development Exercises

Flamingo Drill

 
Description

To start a turn, lift the tail of the old outside/ new inside ski and the tip that ski onto the new inside edge

Progression steps

 

You may need to start with the tip tapping drill to get weight out of the back seat.

 

Video Clip

 

 

Picture

 
Common variations

 

Javelin turn

 

Skills developed

Edging

 

Prerequisites

 

Comfort with balancing on one ski

Groomed snow conditions

Common problems

 

Weight in the back seat.

Not getting the new inside ski tipped onto edge

Heel push

Cues for success

 

Balanced against the new outside ski

Core moves to the inside of the new turn

Outside ski follows onto the new edge and tracks parallel to the inside ski

Safety hazards

 

Sticky snow can cause the skier to catch an edge

   
   

 

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