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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Ok i have been skied around 20 times over a 8 year period yes i live on the east cost. I have done diamonds and so on but i was wondering if i should take some lessons. I am wanting to do parallel turns. and also i want to try to learn how to do freestyle skiing in parks. Anything will help.
post #2 of 18
lessons will help.
post #3 of 18
Do you really have a 53 Caddy?
post #4 of 18
Negotiating a steep slope without major incident is not the same as skiing it with aplomb, and is not a measure of skiing proficiency. That said, lessons will help only if you want to learn.
post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by Yuki View Post
Do you really have a 53 Caddy?
Yes i really do have one. All original with matching numbers.

Yes i am willing to learn. Anybody got any pointers also does anybody know any good ski instructors on the east coast.
post #6 of 18
Frankly, you need to sort thing out a bit. Freestyle and getting into carving and parallel are two separate issues.

I'd work on the basics first in getting down a good foundation before I hit the kickers.

You don't mention what kind of gear you have or where you are skiing.

Good instructors in the east .. Sugarloaf to Snowshoe is just shy 1000 miles and there are a few good instructors out there.

Areas are now offering freestyle so you are in luck. Ten years ago the pipe was there but they weren't selling lessons in it.

Having skied 20 times over eight years, any certified instructor will probably help you out. Ok .. look for a PSIA Level II and that should give you a nice zone of trust and if you put energy into it, you can probably find one now who is willing to do both.

In order to start down a path .... cause this road has many paths ... you need to be a lot more specific on who you are and where you want to be. Not being a wise guy but look at the options ... If I sent you to someplace in the Poconos .... and there are a few good instructors there who could indeed handle your situation with no problem, you might be in culture shock!

You mighta' bought that 53 at Barrett-Jackson and are a white wine kinda person ... or .. you might have dragged it out of barn and did a frame off in your garage and rubbed the laquer out between coats by hand with a few buddies over a case of Bud?

Big difference in areas ... Stowe VT ... versus ... Bellaire NY ... that kind of thing.
post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 
I am skiing mostly in NC. Gear i have cheap stuff. Rossignol cut stage 2/3 170 with demo bindings. But currently i am looking for new gear. Also i want to learn how to do both carve and freestyle.
post #8 of 18
Take lessons and ski A LOT. You can get good at both and have a lifetime of fun, skiing can take you to some amazing places and introduce you to some some incredible people along the way. Good luck on your voyage.
post #9 of 18
Thread Starter 
The only problem with skiing a lot is that the closest ski resort is 3 hours away.
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by 53caddy View Post
I am skiing mostly in NC.
Scratch that, I just saw the park skiing part. Dean couldn't help you with that.
post #11 of 18
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The only problem with skiing a lot is that the closest ski resort is 3 hours away.
Shoot, 3 hours each way is a day trip! I can confirm that you'll get good lessons at Snowshoe, they have a couple very good instructors out there.
post #12 of 18
I get around 20 days in a season, and my nearest (proper) ski resort is a 16+ hour drive (the closest resort, which is in Scotland, is about 7 hours or so away)...

Definitely take lessons if you're looking to progress off what you could consider a plateau. However, if you're only going to get a few days in, consider if you'll really get chance to consolidate what you learnt in the sessions with an instructor. If you can get a few weekends in and maybe a week out west then it'll definitely be worth it.
post #13 of 18
53caddy,

3 hours away is not too bad. The area I teach full time to is about an hour each way, 6 to 7 days a week which equals 12 to 14 hours a week commute. I suggest you hook up with a PSIA L2 or L3 instructor at the area near you and work on fundimentals. The fundimentals of skiing are the foundation which all aspects of skiing use weather it be bumps, carving, park and pipe and racing.

If you find yourself comming farther north, give me a pm.

RW
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by Ron White View Post
53caddy,

3 hours away is not too bad. The area I teach full time to is about an hour each way, 6 to 7 days a week which equals 12 to 14 hours a week commute. I suggest you hook up with a PSIA L2 or L3 instructor at the area near you and work on fundimentals. The fundimentals of skiing are the foundation which all aspects of skiing use weather it be bumps, carving, park and pipe and racing.

If you find yourself comming farther north, give me a pm.

RW
Ron,

How far are you from Albany i have a couple of friends that live there and could maybe stay there for a week or so.
Thanks,
JD
post #15 of 18
It's like anything in life; a series of compromise and making due, within your budget and realistic aspirations.

Lessons and building miles on snow .... especially the miles on snow part and where you live that doesn't sound good. Could you do it? Drive on Thursday after work taking Friday, Saturday and skiing half day Sunday?

Many do things like that, joining a ski club that has a room sharing plan or finding the "dive" B&B's that offer a cheap breakfast and dinner.
post #16 of 18
53caddy,

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How far are you from Albany i have a couple of friends that live there and could maybe stay there for a week or so.
Thanks,
JD
Windham Mountain is about 40 minutes south west of Albany. NYS thruway south to Rt. 23 west. An easy drive.

RW
post #17 of 18
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The only problem with skiing a lot is that the closest ski resort is 3 hours away.
Sitting here in Ireland we have to cross two stretches of sea before we even get onto the same landmass as the snow. At best it's a 3 hour FLIGHT and a 1 hour drive to get to the snow for us.

Go for it! Take the rest of the season to get the basics off pat - you'll look back on it in the future as the best investment in time you ever made.

Enjoy!
CW
post #18 of 18
Thread Starter 
well i am heading out in the morning to the closest ski resort it is snowing right now so i am happy. I wish i could do the Thursday thru Sunday but i am a college student that works a job also. so i will try on weekends.
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