Hello, everyone, and thank you in advance for any advice you can give me!
I'm a pretty strong general skier (I'm a patroller) who recently started racing. When I left for college, the only way I could figure out to ski regularly was to join the racing team. It's a pretty low key team, and there's a lot of people who hadn't raced before college. I'm having a ton of fun and doing alright so far: on my team I'm the top girl who hadn't raced in high school, and generally place in the top third or so of the field, but I'd really like to work on my technique and improve my racing.
So, if you have any good generic beginner advice, I'd love to hear it!
Additionally, there were a couple people with cameras this weekend, so I have two pictures of me on the course, one from slalom and the other from GS. I'm hoping that you might be able to give me some more specific advice and suggestions based on those.
This is what I've come up with from looking at the pictures, let me know if I'm on base at all!
--Get lower into the hill, more angulation (any suggestions for things to work on to get there?)
--Hands higher and more forward (also, what the heck do I do with my poles?!?)
--In the slalom especially, it looks like I'm probably sitting back too far