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HoweDySo im completely new to this forum but i've been looking at various threads for a while now and you all seem like a helpful bunch.
Im 22, ive been skiing since I was 5 off and on. I did a season in Meribel, France last year and improved massively but only on piste. I didnt really get chance to do much off piste in france because it wasnt a good season for snow and i was so worried about injuring myself and getting sent home that i barely touched the park.
Im now in whistler with a 2 year visa and since ive been here my off piste skiing has improved massively.
But NOW, i want to be able to hit a few small kickers and side hits without feeling completely out of my depth. I even find it difficult to go over the smallest of jumps comfortably. Friends find it weird that i can smash it down a piste or a powder bowl but cant do anything in the park at all.
So my question is, has anyone been in a similar position to me but progressed to the position i want to be in? any tips or advice would be much appreciated.
Thank you in Advance!
CHORIZOdont be a pussy
icedPick up a pair of balls at sportchek, and hit the slopes. You know how you stand when you are taking a shit and need to walk to the cupboard for more toilet paper. Hit a kicker like that. Be sure to pop.
HoweDyI think i know what you are getting at there...thanks
HoweDyyou all seem like a helpful bunch.
CHORIZOdont be a pussy
Mr.BishopThe pop is really important. Its the foundation of everything... you have to literally crouch a bit and jump off the lip.
Once you get comfortable, just hit a fuckload of jumps. Use the small/medium parks and get super comfortable in the air.
Also, really practice switch skiing. If you're really comfortable skiing backwards at speed, its much easier to takeoff and land that way. Can't ski switch, can't jump switch.
Finding your own style is more of a personal exploration thing. Once you get a few basic tricks, start trying all kinds of grabs and shifties and shit. Look at things you like out of movies/edits and emulate them to find what feels best for you.
HoweDyI think this might be my main issue 👍🏻