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post #31 of 33
Hi Kieli. Thanks for the complement. To improve the pace and tempo, which you're looking to reach you need to first start by becoming very active with your new inside ski/foot in moving into the next turn. I found that I needed to concentrate on each turn's inside leg movement to get it right. I started on upper level blue terrain and practiced the movement patterns until it became a normal reaction to each turn. Then moved it up to black. My goal was to make every turn initiation the same no matter what level terrain I was on.

Just as Nolo said,I worked to develop a little toe /big toe feel for each turn at its initiation. These movements and feelings need to develop slowly so they become precise, fluid and not rushed. Once this is accomplished you will then be able to increase the tempo and pace of your turns.

To make this all happen I typically do alot of dryland training on steep vertical ski terrain here in NH. I hike up the mountain with trekking poles.Once I start down I search out steep open slopes to bounce down using my trekking poles to work short radius type turns in quick succession to develop balance, speed, pole touch, and rhythm. I also do alot of inline skating all summer and early fall with a view toward skiing movement patterns.

Good luck and keep up the focus. Happy trails.

post #32 of 33
Waytogo Nolo! "finishiation"

It's about time we had some genuinely creative jargon that actually describes something relative, and with a fun factor! [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
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Arc, though I share your delight in the word, I did not invent it. I read it here by Carolyn Fushimi and put it in my pocket right then and there.
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