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Your ski tip list

post #1 of 25
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Is it rediculously long like mine? I have it on my "notes" in my phone. It's funny how
incoherent many are--I often add them outdoors I suppose.

Well we have 7 months to edit them. frown.gif

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post #2 of 25
Tip list? Like tips to tell other skiers? Tips to beer servers? Tips for things to work on yourself?
post #3 of 25

I'm thinking mpskier means tips you have heard throughout the years from instructors or other skiers or ones you have come up with yourself that you like to think about or jot down. My list is very long and they are usually scribbled down on random pieces of paper that end up somewhere in my luggage.

 

"Flex and extend the ankles instead of the knees" was one of my older ones. For this upcoming year it will be:

"Earlier edge engagement" since I really need to focus on rounding the tops of my turns

post #4 of 25
As we were standing above an untracked run with 6-8" that had fallen over night, my instructors says to the group,

"What's the best way to ski powder?"

"FIRST!"

He shouts back as he heads down the slope.

Best tip ever.
post #5 of 25

I have six ski tips.  And an equal number of tails.

post #6 of 25

My newest ski tip for myself, which I only noticed after I was doing it for awhile: Take advantage of the learning opportunities available in white-out / fog-out / zero-visibility conditions on uneven and bumpy terrain. It really improves my balance and balance awareness more than anything has so far.

post #7 of 25
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My newest ski tip for myself, which I only noticed after I was doing it for awhile: Take advantage of the learning opportunities available in white-out / fog-out / zero-visibility conditions on uneven and bumpy terrain. It really improves my balance and balance awareness more than anything has so far.

Hmmm.. I've got a ski area for you...😚
post #8 of 25
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Hmmm.. I've got a ski area for you...😚


Whitefish?

post #9 of 25
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Originally Posted by green26 View Post
 

My newest ski tip for myself, which I only noticed after I was doing it for awhile: Take advantage of the learning opportunities available in white-out / fog-out / zero-visibility conditions on uneven and bumpy terrain. It really improves my balance and balance awareness more than anything has so far.

 

Yes, eliminating visibility is excellent for training. 

post #10 of 25

Hmmm - a couple months ago my goggles looked like that at Mammoth. a nice thick coating of frozen rain - ya do what you can with what you have...

post #11 of 25

I heard Mikaela Shiftin say in an interview once she always hears her mother in her head when skiing telling her "knees to skis".  I try to remember this so I bend my knees.

post #12 of 25
Universally appropriate tips are a myth.
post #13 of 25

Don't french fry when you should be pizza-ing. If you french fry when you should have pizza'd you are going to have a bad time. 

post #14 of 25

The best tip I know,

 

In Skiing, each one of us have a unique set of experiences that we bring with us to the ski hill. This means any advice about how to change your skiing must take into account that uniqueness. Don't fall for the one size fits all sort of advice so common on the internet.

post #15 of 25
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Originally Posted by justanotherskipro View Post
 

The best tip I know,

 

In Skiing, each one of us have a unique set of experiences that we bring with us to the ski hill. This means any advice about how to change your skiing must take into account that uniqueness. Don't fall for the one size fits all sort of advice so common on the internet.

 

Howabout this ski tip:

 

Take a lesson from a really good instructor

post #16 of 25

Or coach if you are competitively inclined.

post #17 of 25

Alternately, we can have some fun with this,

Keep your butt off the snow and your skis on it

Give yourself to Gravity until it's time to resist it

You cannot change the past but you can change the next turn

Expect each turn to be slightly different

Never take advice from just anyone, especially those worse than you

Move into the new turn

You are better on a well tuned ski

It's the pilot not the ski that makes a good turn

Act like you have been here before.

 

And of course

If you are telling yourself all this while you ski, you will suck!

post #18 of 25
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Howabout this ski tip:

 

Take a lesson from a really good instructor

 

Take a lesson from a really good instructor . . . based on a recommendation from an EpicSki Bear.

post #19 of 25

My notes on tips turned into a website with 432+something topics... :eek and I still have to complete a few levels... and a lot of notes that didn't turn into topics, yet...

 

the funny thing is that my punch line is that skiing's easy... :rotflmao: and I still believe that... the more you learn, the easier it gets !

post #20 of 25

Pressure before the fall line

Weight on the outside

End the turn with the body facing down the hill

post #21 of 25

$25 IS NOT too much to spend on socks. 

post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by green26 View Post
 

My newest ski tip for myself, which I only noticed after I was doing it for awhile: Take advantage of the learning opportunities available in white-out / fog-out / zero-visibility conditions on uneven and bumpy terrain. It really improves my balance and balance awareness more than anything has so far.

In those conditions, I take the opportunity to learn about the local craft beers. It does not improve my balance in the least.

post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by green26 View Post
 

My newest ski tip for myself, which I only noticed after I was doing it for awhile: Take advantage of the learning opportunities available in white-out / fog-out / zero-visibility conditions on uneven and bumpy terrain. It really improves my balance and balance awareness more than anything has so far.


I was skiing at Sölden, Austria, in white outs for two days.  I found myself keeping my eyes on the skis of a skier in front of me.  That was the only way I could tell what terrain I was coming to.  If his skis went up, I prepared for a rise.  If his skis went down, I prepared for a dip.  If he disappeared...I didn't ski there.  As noted, I really keyed in on my balance.  I angulated and countered fully and reached way downhill with my pole ready to plant at any time.  A medium-firm grip on the pole when it is reached down the fall line from the skier's heel pulls the whole body into a good position.

post #24 of 25

Make every other turn to the left.

post #25 of 25
"Go that way, really, really fast. If something gets in your way... turn."
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