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Well, I just finsihed out the season yesterday at my Local hill (and will get another 5-8 days up at Cannon and Mt. Snow over the next two weeks).  I brough a camera and had a co-worker shoot a quick video.  I had hoped for more interesting terrain-but yesterday skied more like Mid January (cold, firm fast snow) with good sunshine than late March.  So al I have is a quick groomer carving video (oh, in answer to nolo's thread-Me, I still want to learn to carve!).


Mostly I was trying to being relaxed and smooth-while still getting as much edge produced turn as possible.  Plenty to improve here, of course, but I must say, looking at this I think I should resurrect the 'skiing pretty' thread smile.gif




Thanks for any thoughts and tips-


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Liam, if you were going for carving, you need to clean up your transitions.  There's push/pivot happening there.  The "facing down the falline" thing you're doing is contributing to it.  That creates an anticipated position that causes the skis to want to pivot downhill upon release, rather than just rolling on edge and engaging before any redirection happens.


Try skiing more square (body facing direction skis are heading) as you go through your transitions.  Focus on rolling your skis off their uphill edges and onto their downhill edges very slowly/gently/progressively, while keeping the skis traveling the same direction through the entire process.  


Start out with long radius turns, and stretch out the time you spend up in the top half of the turn.  Once you know your transitions are clean (pivot/push free), keep it that way as you gradually work on shortening the radius of your turns by rolling to higher edge angles.  


Finally, I should mention, do somewhere between 70-90 degree turns as you're doing the above.  It's better for building and testing the skills you're trying to develop. 



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