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So what is correct Pennine combat technique???

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
Had my first tastes of these joys this year, and hope to have many more.
Stayed upright, just, but certainly wasn't exactly a pretty or flowing and controlled descent - yet there were some folk there who looked as if they were cruising the best alpine pistes, so I assume that there is a technique which I am lacking ( well, many really..). I don't think that hiring an instructor is going to help in this particular resort!
Also, what's the best skis for these conditions? Took narrow-waisted (70) piste skis last time and they coped well enough whilst conditions were mostly "thin"; a lot of pole planting and jumping, seemed to improve with a lot of 'dynamic' up and down movement. Not exactly a flowing descent, however... And blinking tiring.
Maybe should have taken the AMs (85 waist), though harder to edge and jump than the short sl-types.
Any advice ( preferably positive, rather than go elsewhere wink ) appreciated.
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
@Grizzler, skiing outdoor in the uk can really expose technique, not sure that ski width underfoot makes a whole lot of difference. When you can style it out back home, then you can pretty much ski anywhere well. Keep going at it.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Thanks, @dode. Yep, definitely exposes technique and stance weaknesses. Today's excursion felt a lot better; then again the conditions were somewhat better too.
Practice, as you say ( may it please the Pennine Gods).
On the pisted bits the AM skis did fine; on the non-pisted I definitely needed them (yes, there were bits where it wasn't just deep grass tufts interspersed with snow, honest rolling eyes ).
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