Recently starting nosing around Epic a bit more again and discovered my little pet here lying dormant....no activity and completely forgotten.
The original intent was to have our skilled and knowledgeable folks chime in with free tips and help for our newbie visitors. Largely, it did not happen tho there was some gold in here given up by members.
My thoughts were if a beginner took the time to hunt down our forum they were deserving of receiving some free goodies to make their new quest to understand our sport a little easier. Further, newbies are often the most passionate of skiers, discovering things other more skilled and experienced skiers have forgotten and bringing new enthusiasm to the sport and thus (I had hoped)to our forum by sharing their journeys along skiing's pathway to excellence and understanding with us as active contributors.
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So, once again I'll give my little pet a bumperoo.
I hope my beginner friends took the time to view the fantastic free visuals offered up here via the links to the Canadian and Italian demo team videos. Tens of thousands of dollars of free lessons there, freebees of the highest magnitude. No flaming or arguing over tipping vs steering or big toe vs little toe, just pure high level images to learn from and emulate.....images which demonstrate the pathway of learning progression....along the lines of how ATS Centerline used to. Clear, no jargon....just click on the link and enjoy. Of course there may be jargon on www.amsao.it
but my Italian is not so good.
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Enuff, here is my tip for today, of course sticking with my theme of focusing on visual learning.
Just received my latest issue of Ski Magazine(wow is it thin now, no advertising at all) and viewed a fantastic ski technique article by Mike Rogan.
Mike explains with some fantastic images how important it is to keep the upper body/ shoulders square to the fall line, maintaining the upper body as a core while the legs move in the direction of the turn below. Unlike many articles I have seen which confuse the beginner with ego driven jargon this one is crystal clear. Never met Mike Rogan but I bet he is a real good guy too.
Not a free tip of course, you might have to buy the magazine but the visuals are so clear even the most novice skier should be able to benefit.
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Bump for more free tips?