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Hi Everyone! Soci just moved from fRance were i lived most of my life to america
In france i lived in a ski resort in the alps.. I did competitionc skiing i the ski club every year since i was 4 now that im in america californi bay Area there Re no mountains i hAd pLned to tke a ski competion pro class but it snow nothin in tahoe:( i am very afraid that my friends in france are all now better than me since i havnt trained for a year aand lost mYbe all my technique
I went skiinga weak ago at dodge rige but i felt weird mAybe the boots were crap because i am used to competiton boots
Anyway... How much is it possible for my friends gotten better than me??
How can i catch up? WhAt exercises for my muscles?
I really wnt to be better than them
If it snows in tahoe im going!
Any sugestions on classes,exercises etc.... Equipement too
post #2 of 10
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I forgot to add that i broke my wrist 3 months ago nd got my cast off like 1moth Ago
Im doing physical therapy i can ski with it fine
post #3 of 10

Adam, you don't say what age you are.  However if you are over 21 I would highly recommend the Far West masters Series for next year. Races are held in Tahoe and at mammoth

 

http://www.farwestmasters.org/

 

post #4 of 10

look into the far west racing association as well.
they have some good racers in the S0 class... couple of them running in the FIS masters world cup it's a good place to start racing in the US... 
i know that cuz that what i'm doing :D

http://www.fwra.com/

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Originally Posted by jzamp View Post

look into the far west racing association as well.
they have some good racers in the S0 class... couple of them running in the FIS masters world cup it's a good place to start racing in the US... 
i know that cuz that what i'm doing :D

http://www.fwra.com/


 

Yeah, depends on what level  you are looking for.  I think you will find that the overall level and competition in the Masters series is generally higher and courses usually a bit tougher. FWRA uses a handicapping system rather than age classes which can provide an easier transition for newcomers.  There are a  few Masters who ski in some FWRA races as well.   The guys I saw  at FIS World  Masters at Mammoth were from the Masters series, including myself. 

 

Jzamp, come and join us next season.  You will find some good competition

post #6 of 10

not gonna high jack the thread but yes competition is lower in FWRA for me it was a good starting point even if i'm still way behind the top guy Ara Papazian.

ScotsSkier i'll PM you about masters...

post #7 of 10

yes, Ara has also been top overall in FW Masters this year.  It is all good,not dissing the FWRA at all!.  It is also a great way to get into it, racing is racing!

post #8 of 10
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Im 14 :/ but could i have fallin alot behind my frIends
BaSically they trained this season and i didnt
How could i catch up?
The things you recomended seem cool but im am 14 and i would need to qualify probly anyway
What intense or pro training could i do
post #9 of 10

at 14, assuming that you are going to school but your HS doesn't have a ski team, the best thing would be to join a race team at a mountain nearby and train with them... there are things that you can do off the slopes but they best thing is always going to be able to ski and run gates.

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Originally Posted by Adam4stadam View Post

Im 14 :/ but could i have fallin alot behind my frIends
BaSically they trained this season and i didnt
How could i catch up?
The things you recomended seem cool but im am 14 and i would need to qualify probly anyway
What intense or pro training could i do


At 14, the option I would recommend would be to join a race program at one of thE Tahoe resorts.  you will find that most of them (Squaw, Mstar, Rose, Alpine, Heavenly ) have junior programs and they will also help you with selecting the correct race series.  While working out will help your fitness, there is no substitute for time on snow and in gates

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