xX*TACO-DOG*Xxhands up and in front
Pressure on the outside ski
chicknfriedsteakI know it's hard to hold an edge without camber, but I've seen people ripping up the hardpack with flats. So what's the secret?
Nacho+op just sucks at skiing
brov1first off the 3.0 actually does have a millimeter of camber so it should ski the same just with a shorter turn radius. what i always say so my friends is always try to keep your back vertical and weight centered while keeping your knees over your toes 100% of the time. i definitely think there is a difference between rockered and full cambered skis. camber skis longer while rocker is essentially shortening the contact point with the snow it can be a wierd to carve a full rockered ski like a mantra at first but once you get used to the feel of the ski its essentially the same form, idea and weight transfer.
CHORIZOGlue gilette fusion pro glide razors to the sides
robotdnaGood carving (not edging) technique is only really mastered with years of proper training and dedicated work. Usually this comes in the form of taking classes or racing for a year or more, but I believe anyone can get the hang of it with lots of practice.
That being said. Weight forward isn't always the best analogy, I've found. This can often get riders just to lean forward from the waist, essentially becoming in stance to the classic gaper tuck. Your knees and shins drive your skis. You want the weight and pressure to be driving from there. Once you're super comfortable really getting at it and forward on your skis, you can start to take your parallel turns deeper and deeper. Practice that fluid transition from ski to ski, with concentration on having an even pressure distribution from ski to ski as you transition from edge to edge. Your outside ski's inner edge will always have more pressure needed, but not all. By keeping a little pressure on the inside ski as well (say, maybe 80-20 ratio in this situation perhaps), this gives you more control and can save your ass if your outside ski gives out. Another thing you can practice is skiing on one ski (literally take your other ski off, it forces you to become better) on your more cambered ski you own (I assume a park ski or something). The only way you can effectively ski on one ski is by trusting your balance and staying forward in your boot, allowing your knee/shin to drive that ski from side to side. Pretty soon you'll be able throw your other plank on and only ski on your outside edges which is pretty fun and wacky. Having this complete control over your edges and weight allows you to recover from sketchy shit too. A tree grabbed a ski once while sending a cliff and I was able to ride away safely. I've caught edges while maching down faces and have been able to stay calm and in control and bring that wild ski around and back into my possession.
It won't be easy. It will take time. It will take work. It will take trust. You will fall. That's okay. Keep trying. Everyone falls. Keep at it and you'll feel considerably more confident and safer on the hill.
Have a great season man.
Sources- raced quite a bit before moving to freeride
freeskibum82^ well said! most park kids on here do not take the time to learn how to actually "ski" and not just slide down to the nearest park. Glad to see the OP reaching out for pointers and its a good thing to see a great response to his question.
OP, work on using your whole body to drive through the turns and getting on edge with your body centered and keep square while your core and lower section drive through the turn and then transition to the next turn by rolling from one edge to the other. Much better than sliding tails into the next turn.
enjoy the season and find a great long wide groomer to practice linking carves all the way down in a fluid motion