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post #61 of 64
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Originally Posted by MidwestPete View Post
 

 

The only skiing available within 25 minutes of my house is 90% flats so I do squeeze in as many turns as I can in the limited space (while dodging the crowds). 

 

I usually have to dodge the two extremes: skiers wedging back and forth slowly across the hill, and out of control skiers bombing straight down the hill in a pseudo-tuck/wedge. :eek 


Last year I was teaching school kids on local hill (about 5mins) with about 100ft vertical (strangely enough, contrary to general opinion enough speed can be achieved for determined non skiers to have garage sales :eek but that's another story).  To teach I bought a old set of Doberman SLR's  and it was amazing how many turns I could get in provided I didn't make any mistakes causing me to lose an momentum.

 

It is amazing when you lay over skis and rip a carved turns on those flats, and kids try to copy.  Even better when a few new skiers get close after a day or so on the hill.  Their copy skills are amazing! :D 

 

Point is try and get the correct tracks on those flats as the skill very quickly transfer to the steeper pitches.

 

BTW same I did the same on the 23m FIS GS skis and then on 205 straight GS skis just to prove a point to another instructor.  It's all about correct body position and balance.

post #62 of 64
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Just now I'm having time to read and study all of these posts and videos - thanks everyone! :)

post #63 of 64

MWP, come on up to the Basin for some on snow time to put that studying to work. There is no time like the present. Drill on the solid groomed in the morning, carve the soft in the afternoon.

post #64 of 64
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Originally Posted by MastersRacer View Post
 

MWP, come on up to the Basin for some on snow time to put that studying to work. There is no time like the present. Drill on the solid groomed in the morning, carve the soft in the afternoon.

 

I would love to Doug -- past two months have been crazy. My Dad passed away, and my son has been super busy in school with different music performances/contests and recitals. Took this pic Saturday ...

 

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