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  • If you're still having trouble keeping the skis parallel throughout the whole turn, you

  • may be doing something that I call a two-step, I'm not talking about pushing into a wide

  • snowplough, making the turn, and then letting the skis come parallel at the very end, it's

  • just a very quick one two. So the skis aren't actually changing edges together and staying

  • parallel all the way through, one two. Let me show you what I'm talking about.

  • If you have a watch down here, I'm doing a very quick one two. The skis aren't turning

  • together, one two. And it's something that even good, some good skiers do, and it's more

  • of a habit than something you need to do.

  • As you saw there, there was just a very quick one two. And that's actually because what

  • you are doing, and it's more of a habit than anything, is pushing off that lower ski, turning

  • the uphill ski to initiate the turn, and then in some cases having to actually lift the

  • other ski. What we want to replace that with, and think about the clutch accelerator that

  • we've already looked at, instead of pushing off that lower leg, feeling the weight gently

  • coming onto it and even letting the knee roll down the hill slightly. Now you can see even

  • standing here, as I do that, the skis are going to want to slide into that next turn

  • nice and smooth. So get away from this idea of pushing off to start the turn.

  • Avoid the temptation to push off the lower ski, gently let the weight come onto the top

  • ski, and let the skis stay parallel. Don't rush the turn.

  • Like most bad habits, it will probably pop up when the slope gets slightly steeper or

  • you're starting to get tired. Get it dialled on the easier slops and it will start to become

  • very natural. Remember, practice makes permanent!

If you're still having trouble keeping the skis parallel throughout the whole turn, you

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Intermediate Ski Lessons - Keeping Skis Parallel

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    ray posted on 2015/06/10
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