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@gazzaredcruiser,
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@Tim Heeney, all your efforts will be evident in my next posted video at the end of March. Here's hoping Very Happy


and so will be yours - but no pressure gazzaredcruiser !

To be fair to you and anyone else watching, it's taken a very, very long time for those instructors to make it look oh so simple wink Laughing snowHead

Just get what you want from your time on snow - it's your holiday, pastime, sport and money. Don't be too hard on yourself, enjoying whatever you're doing is the most important thing.

Signing off - you'll be pleased to read. Laughing

but, before i go, have a good look at this. Typical balancing, general ankle, knees and hip flexing - meat and potatoes of essential technique to accomplish as seen on any good thorough instruction course.

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http://youtube.com/v/eBO3cXLVaDI ' Razz
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@Tim Heeney, Wise words, but whilst i can ski and enjoy it, the competitive part of me wants to improve and that's also enjoyable and frustrating all at the same time.
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Tim Heeney wrote:


and so will be yours - but no pressure gazzaredcruiser !


Surely you mean "Early Pressure". wink snowHead
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@Tim Heeney, whilst that is nice video I'm not sure it shows how the weight goes onto the new outside ski at the correct timing of the turn...
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@kitenski, I'm with you.

You can't underestimate good instruction on the hill to correct there and then, the inevitable problems / corrections and / or questions gazzaredcruiser may have now or subsequently upon standing upon his uphill ski even if he can do that correctly and successfully.
Words describing some sensation / movement pattern become 'almost meaningless' compared to actually attempting it with a skilled instructor there to guide /encourage / correct.

The CSIA video's are current and i've proposed he could compare his skiing to theirs as an example of what he could be aiming for. There's some good advice in there but as to:

kitenski said:
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I'm not sure it shows how the weight goes onto the new outside ski at the correct timing of the turn...


and it probably doesn't show well or in particular high detail that i agree.

gazzaredcruiser would greatly benefit from actual 'on slope' instruction.
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@Old Fartbag, HaHa - good 'un...
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Tim Heeney wrote:


and so will be yours - but no pressure gazzaredcruiser !


Old Fartbag said:
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Surely you mean "Early Pressure". wink snowHead



well spotted... Laughing
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@Tim Heeney,

I actually think that Piste Skis, which turn with the merest thought, will be a revelation.


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@Old Fartbag, I expect so. A big difference to what he's on now for sure.
Personally i hope he can take some early instruction and get on the right track.
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@Tim Heeney, Great video. Watching expert skiers doing comparative stuff on different terrain / skis etc... is really, really helpful.

The vid below (which I'm sure someone posted on here) is great at showing what is possible on a 13m vs an 18m.


http://youtube.com/v/SgrO7Dprl6g
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@Pynch, Jon's a bit good to i'll agree. It's QI that the above video says, 'BASI level 4 interpretation'. These top guys can ski almost any particular way they want...
Cool Cool Cool
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@Pynch, damn that makes me want to buy some slalom skis Very Happy
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@gazzaredcruiser, Could you get to Hemel Hempstead before your next trip?


Do Hemel do family lessons? I have a 14 and 12 yr old who have NEVER skied, and I have skied for approx 8 yrs and look very wooden.
OH has skied for 36 yrs (shes 39) and i think shes very tidy. Can we all be fitted in?
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@JamLala, This has been posted in the wrong thread. I expect Hemel could do any Instruction lesson as your wishes and i think they'd be fine . But also you could check out Inside/Out ski instruction which is an independent ski instruction company that are very active at Hemel. From what i see, they have very loyal customers and on snowheads they have many happy customers.
Price wise i have no idea as to their respective costs.
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@Tim Heeney, thanks for the recommendation, although we don't teach under-16s.
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Price wise i have no idea as to their respective costs.
We're very good value for money wink.

@JamLala, I don't think it would be a good idea for you to have family lessons. The spread of ability is too wide, and the best learning style for kids and adults can be very different, compromising everyone's experience.
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@SnoodlesMcFlude, I know! It also helps to explain to a rank amateur like me the liquid look that JF Beaulieu gets (he skis his v. distinctive short turns on Rossi Hero SLs and looks different when on the LT variety).

He is still silky smooth on the 25m GS ski, but useful to see exactly how each one can be skied, and the differences between them, when technique is perfect...


http://youtube.com/v/r07Ea0TYkaA
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Do Hemel do family lessons? I have a 14 and 12 yr old who have NEVER skied, and I have skied for approx 8 yrs and look very wooden.
OH has skied for 36 yrs (shes 39) and i think shes very tidy. Can we all be fitted in?


Hemel do do family lessons - essentially it's just a private lesson for a group who happen to be one family - though it sounds like you are all at very different stages in your skiing journey, and would perhaps not all benefit from being taught together. I would recommend booking your 14 and 12 year old in for beginner lessons either in a group with others, or a private session if you would prefer that, and you and your wife could join the "Skills Development" coaching sessions that are run for more proficient skiers at the same time. The instructors running those coaching sessions (often me on a Saturday evening) will be expecting a large variety of different standards of skier and will have no problem helping both you and your wife improve.
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@Pynch, JF Beaulieu video - umm, 'Challenging Conditions' is the title at 1:30 min - really ? You sure !

Not dissing JF in any way but ... rolling eyes , if you say so...
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Ome on,@Tim Heeney, it looks like the sun had gone in! Laughing
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