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First time skiing, MA for fun

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Skiing is creeping back into our minds again, but there won't be any snow for quite some time. So I thought I'd post a video for MA, just for fun, so do your worst. biggrin.gif

Male, early 20's, first time ever on skis after moving north, instruction received consists of "pizza, french fries" from a family friend.
post #2 of 10

He's doing fine, jzmtl. He's got some basic direction changes going on. I'd suggest to him now that he play with shaping his turns--varying the size and shape, working toward shorter radius in particular and more complete turns (that is, more across and even back up the hill). Add some obstacles to develop precision--cones, ski poles, gloves, shadows, or other simulated slalom gates. Focus on stopping by finishing a turn and gliding uphill where possible and practical--rather than by braking--it will develop good habits! Link turns together with some rhythm. Then report back--these exercises will both further develop his skills and highlight any important issues we'll need to address.

 

Best regards,

Bob

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Aww, nobody wants to play. frown.gif

Oh well, guess I should let the cat out of the bag. The video is from 10 years ago (hence the crappy quality), featuring yours truly when I moved to Canada. A family friend brought me to a tiny ski hill, told me pizza/french fries and sent me on my way. Stopped for 3 years or so after, but picked it up again and haven't stopped. Funny thing is this tiny hill is actually where I spend most of my snow time now, 3 evenings a week.
post #4 of 10

.....but but but jzmtl, you got Bob Barnes to play!  

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So did you follow some of what Bob laid out as a learning pathway?

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So did you follow some of what Bob laid out as a learning pathway?

Interesting enough yes, even though I still had no formal instruction. I guess there's more than one way to reach Rome, although in retrospect it would be a lot quicker with instructions, maybe taking 4 years instead of 7 to reach the same place I am now.
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Aww, nobody wants to play. frown.gif

Oh well, guess I should let the cat out of the bag. The video is from 10 years ago (hence the crappy quality), featuring yours truly when I moved to Canada. A family friend brought me to a tiny ski hill, told me pizza/french fries and sent me on my way. Stopped for 3 years or so after, but picked it up again and haven't stopped. Funny thing is this tiny hill is actually where I spend most of my snow time now, 3 evenings a week.

Trying to guess where it is... Tiny? Mt St-Bruno?

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Trying to guess where it is... Tiny? Mt St-Bruno?

Yep, top to bottom under a minute... But it's 20 minutes away so I really can't complain.
post #9 of 10

And how far are you from Bromont?

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And how far are you from Bromont?

A little over an hour each way, so more of a weekend place. St. Bruno I usually go Mon/Wed/Fri evening, and leave weekend open for other things.
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