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post #61 of 69

How do you teach balance?

 

 

Experience and attention.

post #62 of 69

skating is what Lito also heavily advises...i'm starting my lessons next month

 

i also like this video on balance while skiing shorter turns and getting rhythm going

...instead of '1, and 2' the instructor thinks

'balance and pressure'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__vJAFzdgus

 

josh has some other good videos and tips here too

 

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I started out teaching at West Mt in Glens Falls, NY. Home of the Adirondack Red Wings, a Detroit Red Wings farm team. They were not supposed to ski, but would sneak off and do it any way. They really made me feel like I knew what I was doing. After the hour long lesson was over I would ski with them and they were ready just about everything that little hill had.
couldn't agree more about ice skating teaching balance, especially fore-aft balance. I learned to skate, mostly on in-line skates, as an adult. I found that it helped my skiing immensely, especially once I started playing some hockey on in-line skates. I never got very good at that, mind you, but the dynamic balance that hockey requires is terrific for skiing. Especially learning how to skate backwards and then learning how to transition from skating forwards to backwards at speed (and vice versa).
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skating is what Lito also heavily advises...i'm starting my lessons next month

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The fitness subforum could benefit from a sticky where, when people ask for the best exercise for skiing, inline skating pops up along with MTB and a few other activities as being way better than jumping on a bosu.  People can get huge benefits from this, even though the transfer is not 100% and bad habits can also be gotten.  The crosstraining benefit is most important for people who don't, realisitcally, get that many days on snow. 

post #64 of 69

Best training possible:

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http://www.breakthroughonskis.com/Pages/_ski_instruction/instruction28.html

 

more details above from Lito's 'breakthrough on the new skis',

on using skating to enhance balance and weight transfer for skiing.

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The fitness subforum could benefit from a sticky where, when people ask for the best exercise for skiing, inline skating pops up along with MTB and a few other activities as being way better than jumping on a bosu.  People can get huge benefits from this, even though the transfer is not 100% and bad habits can also be gotten.  The crosstraining benefit is most important for people who don't, realisitcally, get that many days on snow. 

post #66 of 69

I think it's possible you can have success helping people find awareness of how they are balanced on their skis. Going beyond that and actually correcting balance issues likely requires fixing gear, movement patterns, or I suspect quite frequently that people are simply not strong enough to balance well. Fixing any of these issues requires a lot of dedication, so giving someone a mental framework with which to evaluate their balance is probably the most useful thing to start with.

post #67 of 69

During the off season I walk on curbs, and balance on one foot whenever the opportunity presents. Any time I start to lose my balance I fight as hard as I can to regain the balance point instead of just stepping out and catching myself. Once I get on the snow I do drills where I lift one ski and move it around front back in out so I have to rebalance into the sweet spot and then switch legs. At all times your hands shoud be forward where they belong

post #68 of 69
It's probably already been said (not reading all three pages) but skiing with your boots completely unbuckled and just the power/booster sap secured is a great balance drill. After you ski like that a couple runs, do drills like that.
post #69 of 69

This time of year stay on the hill well into the afternoon and keep skiing through that nasty/dirty/grabby spring slush. Has to improve your balance - hopefully you don't get mangled in the process.

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