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I am a very young skier, not even at 15 off, looking to improve my skiing. Sadly, I don't have video, but can somebody please tell me some common mistakes of beginner skiers? Going skiing Sunday, maybe I'll have video then. Help please!


  • radarboy32radarboy32 Posts: 27 Baller
    I apologize-I meant to post this under Slalom. I am a slalom skier.
  • AndreAndre Posts: 1,533 Mega Baller
    I would recommend watching all the videos you can find from Terry Winter and Seth Stisher.
    Wake crossing position is the more important thing in slalom skiing in my opinion...
    Good luck and welcome to BOS!
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 6,060 Mega Baller
    There is an article on basic skiing position and being properly stacked on the skimsomewhere on this site but I couldn’t find it. I would start there. Maybe @Horton knows where it is.

    There is a lot of good stuff in the tech section but some of it is more advanced.
    Mark Shaffer
  • MISkierMISkier Posts: 3,088 Mega Baller
    Some have already alluded to the common mistakes that new skiers make. Possibly the biggest one is fearing the wake so that you bend at the waist, drop your hips and butt behind you, and cross the wake on a flat ski. I’ve seen so many that can pull on edge once they are on one side of the wake or the other, but completely abandon it and almost crouch to cross the wake.

    Get rid of that fear and attack that wake in a good position.

    Pull through the wake, with your arms straight, your ski on edge, leaning away from the boat, and without bending at the waist. Absorb the shock of the wake, but that doesn’t mean cross it in a sitting position.

    The Seth Stisher mini whip videos on YouTube are a good place to start.
    The worst slalom equipment I own is between my ears.
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,977 Infinite Pandas
    Slippery slalom on a trick ski really improves your basic slalom skills. Plus it's fun!

    You did originally post in the trick section.

  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 3,022 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Take something positive away from ever set. If you are pissed off or frustrated with your skiing, you are looking at it the wrong way.
    John Wilkins- Si non pro sanguine quem ludus ne. #iskiconnelly
  • OldboyIIOldboyII Posts: 628 Solid Baller
    Find a good coach.
    Not the one who tells you - you are doing this element wrong.
    But the one who says - next pass please do this element better than now.
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