Ski Tips to Improve Balance and Edging
Another drill to practice keeping your arms relaxed in front of your body at about hip height is to ski without your poles. When you do this, keep your hands in front of you and down the hill, just where you would have your hands positioned with poles. This is what we are trying to do when we have our poles too. Just as you can move your hands easily without poles, you can also become more accomplished at refined hand movements with poles. Skiing without your poles, among other things, allows you to quiet your upper bodies, direct your center of mass down the hill and feel flowy. Try it on a trail you feel very comfortable skiing.
The things that I mentioned are the keys to feeling more confident skiing, conquering the steeps, bumps, and varying conditions.
Let me know if you have any tips to improve balance, turn shape, and edging. And we shall wait to hear what Mel thinks of this.
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