Had my first turns of the new season on Wednesday..... gotta say that I was nervous....nope....very nervous would be more appropriate. For those who remember I started skiing back in Feb this year and it was a worrying me...would I remember everything or would I be starting from scratch? Well..... took some advice from reading several posts here and booked a 2 hour private lesson before venturing out on my lonesome... and this payed off big style .
Instructor had me doing 1/2 an hour on warm up exercises and practicing on a short Blue run.. and then off we went.... felt absolutely brilliant! Slow to start, but by lunchtime it was full tilt ( by my standards anyway) and I had a ball. Spent the afternoon really focused on drills I picked up here on Epic, trying to control edge release and balance using falling leaf, making large and small radius turns, trying to make that 'perfect' hockey stop... and all on Blues....managed to convince myself this would do me more good than taking on Reds on my first day.
Learned that (to my embarrassment) my boots are too big... by around 1 size I reckon. Had some heel lift and got some pain on the outside edge (dunno how else to explain!) of both feet. Reckon this came because I was trying to 'grip' with my toes.. so it will be a visit to EB in Glasgow when I go back to blighty for Xmas.
It's not putting me off tho....I am back at Stuhleck again tomorrow managed to avoid the dreaded Xmas shopping!