To drop a hand, or not?

So I always use the beginning of the season to make a big change in my skiing technique. For example, Seth told me to wait until spring to swap my goofy grip (which worked great). Now I’m wondering if this year I should force myself to drop a hand starting from pass #1 (I’ve always skied double-pawed).

I have lots to work on (strength, body position...) so just wondering how important you guys think one-handed passes are to progress as a 15off skier.


  • HortonHorton Posts: 26,978 Administrator
    @OscawanaSkier it's next to impossible to coach you on something this fundamental without seeing you ski but in general I advocate releasing your free hand more later than sooner in your technical progression.

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  • keithh2oskierkeithh2oskier Posts: 488 Crazy Baller
    I started dropping my hand really early as a kid because well we were wally skiers and it looked cooler. I think it was detrimental and I still have crappy edge changes. I vote stick with two hands.
  • igkyaigkya Posts: 613 Crazy Baller
    edited March 7
    Agree with others... dropping 1 hand too soon may look cool, but it is detrimental running the course.
  • OscawanaSkierOscawanaSkier Posts: 51 Baller
    Really appreciate the insight. I’ll resist my ski buddies telling me to “just drop your hand” and focus my energy and concentration on improved body position.

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