Originally Posted by GarryZ
Take care, take cover. We'll be here and I hope the same for you
Thanks,,, one touched down, but a bit West of here. All clear now.
|Rick . What is your preferred method and what else would you use to identify and enhance preferred movement and balance ?
As I said, I tend to go first with both skis on. It offers more direct carryover to actual skiing. When you take a ski off, the whole balance equation changes. And both skis on provides for a less intimidating challenge. The training wheel is still on the bike, and available in case things don't go well. Students are more willing to take risk when failure carries less scary consequences.
I may take off the ski when confidence and competence is developed. But that is after a wide range of one foot skiing balance skill has been developed, in the fore aft plane, as well as the lateral.
As far as what else I use to enhance movement/balance,,, a wide range of lateral and fore/aft balance skill development, that includes a broad spectrum of various blends of the two. The better the student gets at these, the more readily they can move from one to another at will, and the more easily new skill development in all other areas of the sport comes. I believe balance to be a primary foundation skill area upon which all other skill area development is dependant.