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Discussion: Skiing

in: 007; 007 > 2016-02-27

Feb 29, 2016 8:53 PM # 
Assuming there is a next time... and I hope there is... try to keep your center of gravity low and centered on the downhills. If you keep your hands in front of you that helps control your direction, and if your knees are bent they can absorb some bumps. Maybe before tackling the bigger hills, practice doing some quick step turns on a flat, so you can better manage the turns. Maybe also practice sliding around corners on a flat, gain that skill before going on the big hills. And, if you start to get out of control, it's ok to bail to your butt - just sit down. It'll hurt less than landing face-first!

Downhills are fun, but there is a little technique to it!
Mar 1, 2016 10:08 AM # 
Ahaha, I had my first tries at skiing over the weekend. Think I needed you there to give me some idea Alex!!
But, awesome fun, and yes, hilarious!

I'm sure you'd smash me in both form and speed Ness :)
Mar 1, 2016 11:41 AM # 
Thanks for the tips Alex, looking forward to next to try them out :) Yep, practicing controlling the skis on flat ground would be a good start! I've only ever done the classic where you can pop the skis in the grooves and slide along without much skill.
Sadly we haven't had much snow this winter..

I think we would be very well matched Lizzie, at least in level of ridiculousness ;)

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