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Any tips for a newbe?

skimsskims Posts: 14 New Baller
edited May 2011 in Skis Fins Bindings
I signed up for lessons at Bennetts. I have never skied a course but I am hoping to learn. Any basic tips before I go would be much appreciated.

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  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,743 Administrator
    Bennetts will take good care of you. Relax and enjoy. Take notes.

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  • 94009400 Posts: 605 Crazy Baller
    If you immerse yourself in this sport, you'll get at least 100 different "secrets/tips"... of those 100, at least 50 of them will be wrong. The rest will be addressing about 5 things, but will be delivered at least 10 different ways. I hope you enjoy sorting those out. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

    Some of the best articles ever are in the technical section of this site, and Chris Rossi has some really good articles as well.
  • jwrjwr Posts: 337 Baller
    Horton made a good point. Take a lot of notes, or if you can video the lessons. That way you can remember what they were telling you. It is surprising how quickly you will forget what you were told. Have fun.
    Obrien Elite 30" 6.845, 2.510, .80 PB [email protected]
  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,743 Administrator
    One more thing. Disregard any advise you get from @MS or @eleeski

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  • bmiller3536bmiller3536 Posts: 298 Baller
    Don't get discouraged, this sport can be extremely humbling at times. You will have your best set of your life and 2 hours later you may have the worst set of your life. I am guilty of being too serious about skiing and once someone reminds me that I am suppose to be having fun things start to come together.
    Brad Miller
  • Old MS AccoutOld MS Accout Posts: 2,114 Baller
    Skims,
    Video the lessons and then you can always play back to see what was said. Make sure you understand the terminoligy being used. Dont just nod your head and say yes to everything they say. If you dont understand somthing, make sure you get clairification before you attempt your next pass.
  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,283 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    best thing you can do is: "Take up golf"
    Mr. Mom is Horton's favorite movie!
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,052
    or knitting
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,149 Mega Baller
    skims - good decision to get some coaching in the beginning. I've spent a lot of time "un-learning" some habits I'd formed years ago hacking away at the course.
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
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