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Eureka moments?

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jjams82 wrote:
@ALQ, Experiencing the "getting-on-a-bit" snowheads approach to skiing was probably my number 3 eureka moment... I never suspected lunch/coffee/drinks (and all the other excuses to stop a while and put stuff in your face) could be every bit as good as sliding.
Actually, I don't think this approach is age-related.
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Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
I was having difficulty reducing the weight on my inside ski and an instructor told me to slide that foot forward a bit.
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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?
@Matt1959, you should read this thread http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=39011#921509
It is a mere 29 pages long - happy reading! wink
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Shouldn't this be "Light Bulb moments"? Eureka moments in a ski resort could lead to serious frost bite!
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 Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
@Hurtle, It was the older lot who introduced me to it so I saw it that way, but I take your point... Wherever it comes from, I'm a fan:D
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SnoodlesMcFlude wrote:
Also, joining Snowheads and realising that it was easy to ski multiple weeks in a season without much effort.

Easy to do, just a bit more difficult to pay for Smile
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 Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
Getting stiff boots & bindings to go with my stiff board.
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 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
SnoodlesMcFlude wrote:
Also, joining Snowheads and realising that it was easy to ski multiple weeks in a season without much effort.


Bashes were also a eureaka moment for me, discovering that transfer busses really don't have to be booked 3 months in advance:D
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jjams82 wrote:
SnoodlesMcFlude wrote:
Also, joining Snowheads and realising that it was easy to ski multiple weeks in a season without much effort.


Bashes were also a eureaka moment for me, discovering that transfer busses really don't have to be booked 3 months in advance:D


Or even 3 hours Shocked
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@jjams82,
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Bashes were also a eureaka moment for me, discovering that transfer busses really don't have to be booked 3 months in advance:D
Indeed, you can just rely on the sH who blinked first. rolling eyes
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@Hurtle, Toofy Grin PMSL
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 And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
@Hurtle, Yes that does seem to be how it ends up eh!
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@adithorp, @jjams82, xx
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
nope, all been an evolution
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 Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
jjams82 wrote:
@ALQ, Experiencing the "getting-on-a-bit" snowheads approach to skiing was probably my number 3 eureka moment... I never suspected lunch/coffee/drinks (and all the other excuses to stop a while and put stuff in your face) could be every bit as good as sliding.


Cool
Never underestimate the wisdom of the Well-fed White-haired Wanderers (who can’t work piste maps well Embarassed )
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@ALQ, Very Happy
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@FoofyNoo, Many! Probably too many to remember, but here are a few (in no particular order):
1. On my second skiing holiday, realising that "attacking the slope" with a bit of aggression was a good way of making oneself lean forward.
2. The realisation that pole-planting made it all so much easier.
3. The realisation that unweighting at the right moment made the skis so much easier to turn.
4. The realisation that getting into a rythym and treating each turn as a springboard for the next produced big improvements in style and speed.
5. The realisation that pole-planting using just the wrists, rather than the whole arm, helped to prevent the shoulders and torso swinging.
6. A tip (passed on by a ski instructor late at night in a bar) to imagine when turning that I was trying to touch the bottom of my rib cage on my hip - helped immensely with angulation and getting the skis carving on their edges.
7. The realisation that "bend ze knees" really should be "bend ze ankles".
8. Perfecting the side-slip.
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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?
@adithorp, Laughing
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From a great British Mountain guide, presumably from Alex...... who teaches guides.
Forget your feet when trying to distribute your weight more evenly, think about keeping your knees together and even.
Odd but it sure does work , perhaps a bit of displacement psychology.
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