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 Poster: A snowHead
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please excuse me, but ive only been skiing once, i can ski fine down anything ive seen at the resort i went last year [PSV]
clearly i cant ski down crazy stuff, although id hav a go! lol
Puzzled

well, wot i wanna know is, am i supposed to spray snow when im turning n that or not?

cheers


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Welcome to SnowHeads, fezza. snowHead

What are you really asking here? You've really only been skiing once and think that you can ski down anything you've seen? How about that cirque in the upper left of your browser right now?

Whether to spray snow is a decision that you can make. However, when you want to, you should be able to carve a clean pair of lines in the snow from the top of a trail to the bottom (a couple thousand vertical feet, at least).
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i mean anything at the resort i went to last year,blacks etc.... perhaps not that in the top left, maybe a bit more practice b4 that 1 eh?

n e way, cheers mate, i will bear that in mind as i dont think im very gud a not spaying snow.

thanks a lot
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Welcome to Snowheads fezza.

Er....Eh????
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i can ski fine down anything ive seen
. Not being rude but is this a wind up? Or are you implying you've not "seen" much.....?

fezza, just so you know, everyone else takes 5-6 weeks to gain sufficent skill and experience to safely tackle an easy black. Understandably we're outraged (and a little bit jealous) when you say you've only had a week on snow and can ski "blacks etc".

Mind you, your skier profile says yer only 17, and a bloke so maybe you really can ski anything you see. snowHead
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Take some lessons from a qualified instructor, even if you think you are good you are not. There is no one on the slopes who would not benefit from some more coaching.

Also take the time to type whole words, you are not writing a text message!
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lol, sorry, Very Happy

ye i intend to hav lessons its just that i saw on another topic that someone said that you arent meant to make a spray, so i thought i would clear it up, because the ski instructer never said anything about not making a spray last year.

and Manda, thankyou for your welcome, but do i detect a hint of ...err something [ sorry dont know the word i want, im terrible at english!] Toofy Grin
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Well, you don't have to be good or experienced to descend a 'black' run, it's enough to be brave or foolish. wink
Spraying snow has its uses, especially directly above boarders sitting down in the middle of a piste. Laughing
Most of the time we skid in order to slow down. If you want to learn to ski without spraying snow, practise on slopes where you feel comfortable going straight down the fall line, ie. long and not too steep. Try making little wiggles by tilting both skis the same way and pressing down on the edges, then switch to the other edges etc.
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cheers MartinH,

will have a go at that. Madeye-Smiley

so by not spraying, keeps you going faster yes?
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fezza, have you got any other sports hobbies? Stuff you've been doing for years - maybe rock climbing, football - that kind of thing?

It kinda helps to know where you're coming from Smile
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ok mate,

used 2 play footy, play badminton, go swimming few times a week, not particularly skiing based.
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fezza wrote:
so by not spraying, keeps you going faster yes?

Definitely, when you turn without skidding it will feel like you're accelerating. You won't see racers spraying snow all over.
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Unless you turn across, or up the slope. You'll slow down, then wink
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do i detect a hint of ...err something [ sorry dont know the word i want


"Disbelief" might be the word you're looking for? Sometimes sarcasm does get the better of me, sorry. But am definately happy you're here! Laughing

Short history lesson:
Over the last 20 years or so ski design has changed so that they're now much easier to carve (i.e. produce those nice spray-free "S" shaped arcs in the snow). Lots of people therefore say that carving is now the proper way to ski, and that to be carving properly you're supposed to skid as little possible. It's the skidding that produces the spray. But don't think that there's a rule that you're not ever allowed to skid. You've learned that skidding brakes your speed - in fact an acceptable way of dealing with steeps is a series of alternating skids (but don't worry about this yet- your instructor will teach you the technique when you're ready!!!)

The point is that you have to be able to CONTROL when you skid - if you're producing spray on every turn and you don't know why, then it's time to call in the instructor!

Have fun on your next ski trip fezza (just don't tell me you've skied the blacks or I shall be very jealous!!!!!!)
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well i was doing lots of turns over the bumps, u know like you see on tele and that. that was quite fun, i was probalby doing it wrong though! it made my legs ache, keep turning one way and then another thats for sure....
just off hand, do the bumps have a special name?? or do you just call them bumps?
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Fezza,

Is it true copper wire was first created by two yorkshire men arguing over a penny?
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Bumps are moguls.

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=mogul&r=67

mo.gul n.

A small hard mound or bump on a ski slope.


[Probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse mgi, heap.]
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DB wrote:
Fezza,

Is it true copper wire was first created by two yorkshire men arguing over a penny?


lol, would you be implying that yorkshire people are tight and / or poor??
Mad NehNeh
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Fezza,

Your English has improved no end. I was expecting you to say something like "wot are u tryin to say". Keep your guard up or some might see through your act. snowHead
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LOL! Wink

well, i did rite summat along them lines, but thout, no i dont wanna luk like a fool, n writ it proppa

NehNeh
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Unless you turn across, or up the slope. You'll slow down, then wink

The feeling of acceleration is the centrifugal force, rather than speed. As you say, speed increases as you go steeper.
DB, I think you can see txt as a sure sign of the demise of written language, though it could be a natural progression that will expand our range of expression. BBs and email are steps in a similar direction, as few bother to construct more than a couple of paragraphs. Even fewer worry about grammar or spelling.
I rather enjoy deciphering text messages from teenage students, though can't bring myself to reply in the same 'language'.
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The best sight on a hill is a snowboader really laying down a track so all you see is the edge carved into the snow. And the guy doing that will not be skidding his turn.
Carving on piste is a very efficient turn made easier by modern skis and generally this is the turn you want to showcase. But you will find that all turns have a use.
I use snowploughs, stems, kick and jumps and probably a few I don't know what to call. They work when I need them.....hopefully. If you skid them when you want to skid them then it is a good turn. But carving is what you apsire to IMO.
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back to the original question...
spraying snow = skidding = not using skis efficiently (unless you're trying to slow down)
no spray = carving = more speed when changing direction
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Wear The Fox Hat, very succinct! Very Happy
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you know, i used to type in those txt messages way...
but now i grew up.
so therefore
i find txtmsging annoying when not used on a phone
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Can't most people get down pretty much any piste? Even a beginner could get down a black run so that they can boast about it back home. of course, how they do it is another matter. I'd rather get down and easy red with style and finesse than botch my way down a black run.
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enoch wrote:
you know, i used to type in those txt messages way...
but now i grew up.
so therefore
i find txtmsging annoying when not used on a phone


Ah it is just an age thing..... im at the middle point of the age so half those I know use text type, half type properly..... amazing how people are forced to do things properly they have a boss to keep happy! snowHead

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