KravtZDon't turn into one of those park rat kids who can kill the park but can't lay down a proper carve. Learn on full camber normal skis...practice techniques everything comes with time / practice. Hellbents are retarded to learn on let alone ski most terrain unless its pow
I know quite a few kids at my home resort like this. It's pretty hilarious actually. One of them landed switch off a rail going fairly slow and couldnt carve away from the trees and ate shit haha
Jerome.The.LlamaI can proudly say I'm one of these people, took lessons until I was 10 taught myself everything I know from then on. I can Backflip comfortably in the park but A-frame when I try to carve.
While thats great and all, I feel like being an overall, being a well balanced skier will help you quite a bit more in the park than you probably think. Pros have incredible edge control and balance from their traditional skiing background when they were young. For example, Jon Olsson (among countless other pros) was/still is a racer and killed it in the park. Also, a lot of park pros have transitioned flawlessly from being "park rats" to being incredible allmountain/pow skiers (think Candide, Sean Pettit, Tanner, even Henrik killed the FWT his first year, PWhite, the list goes on) Plus, being able to ski outside of the park is pretty fun, especially bombin through trees, cruising pow, or just down a sick groomer run without having to worry about eating shit because you can't turn.
**This post was edited on Sep 12th 2014 at 6:22:59pm