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Good days and bad days

PeterLascoPeterLasco Posts: 12
edited July 2012 in Technique & Theory
Let's see...

1. How many days do you ski every week?
2. Normally how many good days in that week?
3. Normally how many bad days in that week?

Comments

  • sunvalleylawsunvalleylaw Posts: 1,259 Mega Baller
    edited July 2012
    1. Though I want to ski more, I am at best a weekend warrior. When I lived on the water, I skied 3 or 4 times a week. Here, I will get that in only if I find a way onto the local ski lake. Here is a link to an article after it was built. I am not sure if they have memberships any more. It is for sale. http://www.mtexpress.com/1999/07-21-99/mgmlake.htm

    2. Any day I ski is a good day. Better day if the conditions are good.

    3. I don't consider any "bad" but maybe half the time, the conditions are not what I would have skied when I skied a lot. Now, I have to take what the water gives me when I get to a lake, or choose not to ski that day.
  • colo_skiercolo_skier Posts: 784 Solid Baller
    edited July 2012
    Are you asking condition wise or skiing wise. Ie A "I skied great" or "maybe wakeboarding is really my sport" sort of day!! @sunvalleylaw Is that now Gregory ranch?
    Not sure I know what I am doing. The boat goes I follow. Trying to perfect the deep water start. Squirrel!
  • SkiJaySkiJay Posts: 2,314 Mega Baller
    I ski four to five days per week and one or two of them are disappointing. I'm thinking I don't recover like I used to.
    www.FinWhispering.com ... Your ski should be your dance partner, not a wrestling opponent
  • PeterLascoPeterLasco Posts: 12
    Sorry for my late response. I mean of what you call a bad slalom day. Lets say, you run 28,32,35 and some at 38... but one or two days you go and don't even run 35 -- or even struggle at 32. I am having most of my days like that and I don't know how to ski more consistently. Any suggestions?
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,327 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I seem to build and ski very well for a few weeks consecutive, and then backslide just when I think I'm really about to break the whole thing loose. Then have to build again. It seems like lots of cracks at 38 screw up my head temporarily and then I have to de-program. Good thing this year is that "off" days still mean 35 is ok but more sloppy.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • PeterLascoPeterLasco Posts: 12
    The same things happen to me. I think I have the length already secure, and suddenly, one day out of nowhere, I feel that pass is impossible (sometime lasts about a week or more) .
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,097
    When I really started to learn this crazy thing we do two years ago, as opposed to just being a hack, my coach told me "Don't be afraid to fall/miss in practice. If you're not falling, you're not learning." I have to remind myself that sometimes. Sometimes, I'm trying so many things I have to reset and just go back to the basics of my opener for a few days. I went through a time where I was smoking 32 and 35 and then a week later, I couldn't run an opener. On those days and weeks where I do seem to have bad sets, I have to remind myself of what Charles told me.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,342 Mega Baller
    @shane - you're fortunate to have a guy like Charles to ski with, it really helps to have ski partners that "get it"
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
  • sunvalleylawsunvalleylaw Posts: 1,259 Mega Baller
    @ShaneH, I say that to the kids I coach in the alpine ski freeride team all the time. Hard to find the middle if you don't know where the ends are. As I try to re-boot my water skiing, I really, really need to remember it.
  • PeterLascoPeterLasco Posts: 12
    wow... great motivational speeches guys. thanks to all.
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