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Second week done... where to go from here??

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Right I've just returned from my second week skiing and I'm looking for some feedback and direction.

I shot as much skiing as possible with a gopro and I'm intending on uploading some videos in order to get some feedback.

I also received an end of week 'report card' (below) from the 'Scuola Italiana Sci'... which I'd like if somebody can help me decipher it's meaning?

My overall score was 595




My first video is below, as I trawl through the rest of my footage i will upload some more videos...


http://youtube.com/v/PqTo_EikhIY

I'm the guy in the green jacket and white helmet.

The problems I have identified so far is that i'm sometimes not far enough forward and have a habit of leaning back a little. I also think my stance looks a little awkward...

TIA,

Tom
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Second upload....


http://youtube.com/v/rAs9Vx0ZRaQ
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
tomb, I'm no instructor or expert, one will be along in a minute I expect, but I think you're doing very well for 2 weeks.

One thing that strikes me is that you tend to do a very quick turn, then straight, then turn again, so a bit Zig Zag, rather than nice round turns.
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pam w, Ah yeah... i was in a dreaded 'snake line' in those 2 videos, I will try to find some footage of me skiing at my own pace/tempo.
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tomb, I am only a learner myself, but I know I would have been pleased if I had looked that good at the end of my second week. FWIW I think your arms and hands look OK, but others will know much better than I.
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tomb, Stop looking at a spot 5 foot in front of your skis and your stance will improve immediately but for 2 weeks, nice work. snowHead
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Like the others said: you're doing very well.

Advice? Practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, practice!
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Aren't snakes great, only takes one person to do z turns and it becomes infectious!

tomb, nice work for second week!
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Masque, will that really sort my stance out? I wasnt aware i was fixating on a certain spot Embarassed

gatecrasher, Yeah it got annoying.... Both my ski holidays so far have been with my fiancé's sisters' school trip. They're great because I get a weeks accommodation/food/tuition for a great price. The only downside is that this year there were a lot a new skiers... so the group i skied with was not as good as the previous year and i felt slightly hampered, especially when we got into a snake Sad
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tomb, You need to jostle a bit more and make sure you get the spot right behind the instructor! Toofy Grin
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gatecrasher, Ha, I did that a few times... it worked a treat until we lost a few of the slower kids/fiancé rolling eyes
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tomb wrote:
will that really sort my stance out?
Nothing wrong with your stance.

Slow down your movements so you don't force your skis around quickly. Use your movements to get more grip at the start of the turn. Looks good for just a couple of weeks, and nothing 'bad to fix' just stuff you can keep on improving. If you can afford it I would say keep taking lessons from good instructors and they will help you to continue improving at an impressive rate, so you can become a versatile skier who can mix up different ways of steering your turns to cope with a wide range of terrain and snow conditions.
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asking for feed back from a few clips on a forum is gonna get you 50 different views and probably just confuse you

try and get away again this season
you will improve loads each trip but only if you continue with getting good instrction.
doesn't have to be every day, can be a couple of 2hr private lessons.

once you are up to tackling reds, there are some good training options on the glaciers out of season such as insideout's trip
http://www.insideoutskiing.com/holidays.html#5
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You know it makes sense.
tomb, it rounds your shoulders and curves your spine putting your head (heavy) forward past your toes which makes you think you're too far forward on your shins and toes so you stick yer bum out a bit to compensate. Head up and your hips go forward, you're looking to your next turn and your skiing smooths out as you're already prepared for the terrain. at the moment you don't have enough time to react and your skiing is stiffer than it could be. Head up look where you want to go and relax. It's not your stance so much as posture and it's not a huge change.

Recommend Rob and Co, 'Inside Out' to bring you on before your next trip, have fun
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Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
rob@rar, thanks and will do.

Neville, unfortunately not an option to get away again as I'm getting married this year... However I think I've convinced my fiancé that a bit of glacier skiing in Austria for our summer honeymoon is a good idea Toofy Grin

Masque, cheers, i'll take that on board!
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tomb, As Rob says, slow things down a bit. You're trying to do 90% of the turn in 10% of the time. Imagine parallel railway tracks in front of you making smooth arcs leading into the distance, now try and keep the tips of your skis on the tracks.
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tomb wrote:
rob@rar, thanks and will do.

Neville, unfortunately not an option to get away again as I'm getting married this year... However I think I've convinced my fiancé that a bit of glacier skiing in Austria for our summer honeymoon is a good idea Toofy Grin

Masque, cheers, i'll take that on board!

We did that! Drove out and did a 2 centre trip 1 week in Dolomites and 1 in Mayrhofen skiing at Hintertux. Make sure you're happy on reds. It was interesting having first turns for 2 years (broken hubby followed by saving for wedding) on a red piste. Was great and far more us than traditional honeymoon destinations.
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