How to Ski | 3 Common Mistakes & How to Fix Them
What you will Learn in this Tutorial
This tutorial provides a discussion between Jens and ski instructor Ed about three common mistakes people make when doing parallel turns while skiing. The first mistake is rushing the turn, where skis are turned too quickly around the turn to move across the slope before the next turn. The solution is to focus on making each turn a nice round C-shape, allowing the skis to travel down the slope as much as they travel across it. Self-checking can be done by following a friend who is better at skiing or counting in your head to time the turns.
The second mistake is leaning too far back, which can be fixed by achieving a balanced position by bending through all the joints in the body, especially the knees and hips. It is important not to overdo the forward lean and stick the bum out.
The third mistake is leaning into the slope, especially on steeper slopes. To fix this, the focus should be on staying balanced on the outside ski and projecting weight forwards and down the slope. The use of pole plants is also recommended.
Lastly, the transcript suggests seeking professional instruction to improve skiing skills and mentions the availability of videos on skiing powder and freestyle skiing on the website https://www.stompittutorials.com.
- Three common mistakes in parallel turns: rushing the turn, leaning too far back, and leaning into the slope on steeper slopes
- The first mistake can be fixed by making each turn a nice round C-shape and allowing the skis to travel down the slope as much as across it
- Self-checking can be done by following a better skier or counting in your head to time the turns
- The second mistake can be fixed by achieving a balanced position and using the legs as shock absorbers
- Overdoing the forward lean and sticking the bum out should be avoided
- The third mistake can be fixed by staying balanced on the outside ski and projecting weight forwards and down the slope
- Pole plants can aid in maintaining balance and correct positioning
- Seeking professional instruction is recommended for further improvement
- Videos on skiing powder and freestyle skiing are available on the website https://www.stompittutorials.com