Originally Posted by skimottaret
narc, what dome do you train at? I figure you are near chill factore as you say new dome. I coach at Milton Keynes and can introduce you to some people there if you are down south...
Yes it's chill factore. I will be moving back down south at some point next year but probably closer to the the new one being built at hemel. Thanks for the offer, if I'm nearby I'll give you a shout.
Nothing like trying gates to show up flaws in your technique! I'm having trouble getting my body far enough inside the gate, I have the tendency to use too upright a stance with too much angulation. It's also so easy to get back when there are gates in the way! Part of the problem is that I'm totally self taught. Right now everything is happening a bit too quickly and I'm skidding many turns.
My skis are atomic SL12s in 160. I love them but at 145lbs and at my ability level I need to have some speed to be able to bend them enough to get them to work. Occasionally I get caught out with the rebound or they whip round a little quicker then I was expecting but they are pretty forgiving. Some guys are on 155 skis, perhaps indoor and dryslope courses are set tighter then usual.
Thanks for the advice in this thread guys.