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  • Now that we are getting more adventurous with your skiing, something that is going to really help

  • is to have a really smooth link between your turns.

  • No hesitation, no tea break, no dead spot. A good skier is always doing something.

  • so when you are coming round the corner and finishing the turn

  • we want to see a really fluid link between the end of that turn and then the start of that next one.

  • A good way to practice this is to put some nice rhythmical turns on down the piste.

  • Always doing something, there's no hesitation.

  • Set yourself a challenge. Try to make ten turns in perfect rhythm.

  • Each turn should feel identical and in control.

  • Once you feel comfortable with this, move on to some steeper terrain

  • and even try to increase the number of turns.

  • So a slightly bigger turn, but the same rules apply.

  • I'm completing this turn, but I'm already thinking of going into the next one.

  • Watch my pole plant. It's coming through to help me start the turn with no hesitation.

  • My arms are in front and I feel relaxed. You can see, I'm always doing something.

  • Now we've got that working really strong on the piste, let's take it off piste.

  • So before even going off piste it's really important that you've got the right safety equipment.

  • An avalanche transceiver, probe, shovel, good first aid kit.

  • And remember, it's one thing having them in the bag, it's another thing knowing how to use it.

  • So it's always worthwhile doing a safety course

  • and practising often,so when it does come, or hopefully it never does,

  • you'll be able to do it without thinking too much.

  • And if you are going far away from the piste,

  • get yourself a guide or an instructor who knows where they are going,

  • and keep an eye on the weather.

  • Just use your brain.

Now that we are getting more adventurous with your skiing, something that is going to really help

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Advanced Ski Lesson #6.3 - Pre Off Piste

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    alex posted on 2016/04/07
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