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Metaphors to ski by - Water flowing over boulders

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A few years ago, my daughter suggested that I should "ski like water flowing over boulders."  This has been a great learning metaphor for me that I think about almost every time I ski, whether on or off piste.  Amongst all the ski lessons and training that I've had, this metaphor ranks very high for leading to skiing improvement.  It' has become a visual/kinesthetic gauge for my legs flowing over bumps, across groomers or through powder while my upper body remains both dynamic and still.  For me, the metaphor has become a guiding mantra for skiing. 

 

I was wondering what simple metaphors others have and how the metaphor has helped with skiing improvement?

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Sometimes when I am skiing some gnar on the east coast at Stowe I say "Don't Die" in my head repeatedly.  I haven't died yet so I believe it works.

post #3 of 7

Intercourse your turns, don't poop on them.

 

That's the cleaned up version, but you probably get the idea. Kinda graphic, but the emphasis on hips-forward skiing makes perfect sense to me vs the dreaded back-seat (pooping) posture.

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It's a dance not a streetfight.

 

 

aka Pop a few Es and don't overthink it.

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It's a dance not a streetfight.

 

 

aka Pop a few Es and don't overthink it.

 

I wonder what it would be like to ski on xtc? 

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Keep your eyes on the snow between the trees, not the trees…

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Push the bush
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