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  • Welcome back, in the last session we were looking at just introducing the feeling of

  • rolling our edges on through the last part of the turn.

  • Today we're going to take that on a step and make it happen earlier, linking those turns

  • together much better, picking up the speed, and really changing up the shape of the turn

  • that we're doing. Let's get started.

  • Up until now we've been fairly patient through the start of the turn. Today we're going to

  • start replace that patience with much more commitment at the start of the turn.

  • The way I want you to think of that, is almost imagine there's a door below you and as you

  • start that turn you're not only going to be patient and let the skis come round, you're

  • going to try and let your body go towards that next turn, much more commitment.

  • There.

  • So I'm going into that next turn with commitment, I feel the edges build up through the last

  • part of the turn, and then go into it with commitment.

  • A great way to feel this happening is by focusing on the downhill leg, so the ski with the weight on it.

  • Rather than trying to straighten it and push away from that next turn to come

  • round the next corner, we're going to soften it. What I mean by softening is bending it

  • slightly and feeling the weight coming off of it and allowing your body to then fall

  • in towards that next turn.

  • If I push off in a straight kind of aggressive way, my body's actually going away from that

  • next turn. We want them to go together.

  • I can feel my leg softening as I lift the weight off the downhill ski and my body moves

  • towards the next turn.

  • My turns are starting to feel a lot more dynamic, as soon as I finish one turn, I'm starting

  • the next. My body's moving towards the next turn with much more commitment.

  • You should be feeling the ski working much more for you now. A nice smooth edge at the

  • end of the turn and then a confident start to the next one. Let's try some shorter turns.

Welcome back, in the last session we were looking at just introducing the feeling of

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Advanced Ski Lesson #5.1 - Commitment and Softening

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    alex posted on 2016/03/09
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