Download-My-AppsThat clown has a valid point, skating would be helpful with edge control and turning. Ever wonder why ski instructors lick the chops when they get an ex hockey player?
You actually are right. Ex ski instructor here, though i wasn't licking my chops at hockey players we did definitely employ the idea that on flat ground you roll your ankles left and right and feel the skis turning... just like ice skates or rollerblades. This really is a core part of shaped skis, understanding where your edges are.
Also, fuck the haters. If you want to go into the park day #1, fucking go for it. You'll learn proper technique eventually.
The single most important part of learning to ski is to go skiing a lot. Enjoying the process assists with that greatly, and forcing yourself to train and practise to be the best every day harms that.
Just go the fuck out there and have a blast doing what you can. Learn from others, take lessons, go to summer camp.
"Some people like to create stuff. catch a feeling and try to pass that feeling on by example create art like ski videos on newschoolers.com."
"Thats the thing about skiing, when it looks good, it looks good, when it looks bad, it looks like a model airplane hitting a ceiling fan."
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