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  • Welcome to your first day on skis. Never skied before? We're going to take you through everything

  • you need to know. Firstly we're going to have a quick look at the equipment to show you

  • how to get the ski on and off and then sliding down the hill nice and gently on a very easy slope.

  • The next thing is the first bit of control, a break called the snow plough and

  • finally putting some turns together so you can control your decent down the slope.

  • It's a gorgeous day lets give it a go.

  • First things first - the ski. The tip of the ski, tail of the ski, the bendy bit goes forward.

  • Nice and simple. Bindings - toe binding, heel binding. These are the things that are

  • going to hold you onto the ski and here we've got a ski brake. Basically when you're in

  • the ski that will be out of the way, if you do take a tumble they will release, break

  • will pop down and stop that ski sliding down and killing someone. Underneath - plastic base.

  • You're going to slide on this and on each side of that you've got a metal edge.

  • If you hear anybody refer to the word edge they're talking about simply tipping the ski

  • onto the side and using that metal edge - all you need to know.

  • The heel binding has got two positions - closed and open. When you're in the ski it will be closed.

  • To get yourself out you're going to have to place the ski pole in the hole in

  • the back, push down firmly, lift your heel and you're out. But bare in mind if you do

  • take a tumble there is a good chance the heel binding may still be closed so rather than

  • spend 10 minutes trying to get a ski on when it's already closed, push down, open the binding

  • and you're ready to go again.

Welcome to your first day on skis. Never skied before? We're going to take you through everything

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B1 UK ski binding heel closed tumble slope

Beginner Ski Lesson #1.1 - Getting Started and Equipment

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    Hsuan Lin posted on 2018/08/18
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