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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?


  • 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.

    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. ... 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: 5,339 ★★★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: 6,100
    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: 4,359 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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