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A beginner in Italy making his third ever [email protected]/15off (Video clip)

gsm_petergsm_peter Posts: 785 Crazy Baller
edited February 2013 in Technique & Theory
My buddy happened to film me in my third ever full pass.

If some body are in the mood for some coaching?
Feel free to comment (but do not pick on every fault I make =0\ ) ?
It would be great if you pros can high light a vital few most important thinks to improve =0))

The coach signal (whistle) for an early edge change…
I had to struggle approx 80 runs over three seasons to get here (approx: 12+31+38 runs).



The trip
I had booked the flights and the training and really looked fw to a my first coaching session.
Unfortunately I fell backwards and cracked a few ribs in my back 4 weeks prior to the trip.
But I concluded that I am still young so the ribs will heel fast so I can ski anyway.
Obviously this was not totally true but with a little help from some pain killer and also 'a bit less powerful skiing' I could run 3 passes per day during these 4 days.
I think that 'a bit less powerful skiing' helped me to focus better on the technique.
Life is too short not to enjoy every day!


  • gsm_petergsm_peter Posts: 785 Crazy Baller
    Hi OB
    Thanks for feedback.
    Do I have to much 'back foot weight' during the total run or only in the end of the turn?
    (after a set I have equal pain in both legs ;)

    I struggle to get handle closer to the hip. I have not found out a feeling or method how to achieve this. Does anybody have a tip?

    I manage approx. 5 more full sets after the trip at home so I feel confident that I will continue to develop this season.
    The goal will be full set at 28 and alt least 4 at 30 (the ski rides sort of heavy at 26).
    Life is too short not to enjoy every day!
  • skier2788skier2788 Posts: 763 Crazy Baller
    What OB said. Heavy on the back foot the whole time especially exiting the turn. It helps me to think shoulders back elbows in rather than hips up.
    Travis Torley
  • WaternutWaternut Posts: 1,511 Crazy Baller
    The addiction has begun... Next stop 28mph.
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,586 Mega Baller

    By the way, once you can complete a slalom course at any speed and rope length, you are no longer a beginner!

    Personally I can't figure out hips up. I have to focus on straightening my arms and leaning my entire upper body in line with the rope. If I do that (which is a lot less frequently than I wish I did), then my hips end up looking good. If I try to move my hips, I get no where.

    Everybody's body-mind connection is different, so you may need to try a few different things and see if something clicks.
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
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  • LeSkiAvantToutLeSkiAvantTout Posts: 35 Baller
    my aim this season is to get to where you are now from the half-course currently so nice one! My prob is I slow right down at the bouy, am pretty fit and all the rest just need to be less tentative, easy to say sat at a keyboard though! Will be back this weekend to make bouy 2 though!
  • gsm_petergsm_peter Posts: 785 Crazy Baller
    Hi all!
    Thanks for comments and feedback!
    This year, I do a lot of alpine skiing (GS and SL) and have learned a lot about FW position and how to be early in the gates. I think I can bring some of those feelings back into the course this summer.
    Have also shaped up the training a bit more with yoga and core and bike to work and gym.
    We booked already a 4 days training in same place already in June so I must start early this season.
    Last season I tried a few 28 and 30 and the ski did ride much better and I felt also a bit better.
    I hope I get there soon!

    LeSkiAvantTout. Great goal. Keep on working.
    My coach told me to just shadow the bois and then start taking them from the end.
    You will then have a full passage each time and do not get disturbed by bois.

    Life is too short not to enjoy every day!
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