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I disagree with Bushwacker in that it isn't necessary to ski faster in powder.  Yes, it might make things easier, but it can also cover up some poor technique.  A go-slow race on a good powder slope really exposes great technique.  Try it some time.

A couple of reasons people crash in powder...those with the old intermediate technique of lifting the inside ski and twisting it to turn will crash.  So will those who break into a wedge when stressed.  Shoulder rotaters just have a really hard time getting their skis around.  Tail sitters don't last long.  Those who on purpose or by mistake bought stiff skis have a lot of trouble.  Stiff, buckled-hard boots don't work well.

What works?...balance, balance, balance.  Balance on both feet and balance fore & aft.  Then the well known turning techniques can work for the skier.
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Originally Posted by SoftSnowGuy View Post

I disagree with Bushwacker in that it isn't necessary to ski faster in powder.  Yes, it might make things easier, but it can also cover up some poor technique.  A go-slow race on a good powder slope really exposes great technique.  Try it some time.

A couple of reasons people crash in powder...those with the old intermediate technique of lifting the inside ski and twisting it to turn will crash.  So will those who break into a wedge when stressed.  Shoulder rotaters just have a really hard time getting their skis around.  Tail sitters don't last long.  Those who on purpose or by mistake bought stiff skis have a lot of trouble.  Stiff, buckled-hard boots don't work well.

What works?...balance, balance, balance.  Balance on both feet and balance fore & aft.  Then the well known turning techniques can work for the skier.

what post did I say it was necessary to go fast? I just reread everything and I am pretty sure I said it is EASIER to go fast. easier and necessary have entirely different meanings last time I checked.

We really need to stop with the I can go slower than you BS over here. I know its harder to go slow, in fact its down right painful. Whats next are we going to have 'slow off" man I can go so much slower than you I am the greatest skier in the world!!! Its doesnt truly show how good of skier you are though it shows how good your technique is yeah but.... Great technique isnt everything with skiing, but to go truly fast you not only have to have great technique but you also have to have great athleticism as well. 

While your guys who preach going slow to everyone maybe you should some time out of your slow lifes to switch to DSL 



I have never heard a single person say man I want to ski as slow as possiable, or man I wish I could go slower. Sometimes yes that is step to them reaching their goal but realistically noone wishes to ski slower. I certainly dont and this notion that the slowest skiers are the best has simply got to stop.
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