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Mountain skiing to park help?
Right now I'm a sophomore in hs and started park skiing this year. Right now best trick is back 2 at my home pvc setup. I'm also pretty mediocre at 3's. I always slayed groomers and trees and now I'm really trying to work on park. My dad is a race coach so I'm extremely experienced skiing and now just want to work on park. Any tips on how to progress as much as possible would be much appreciated. I've been struggling with air awareness on jumps and kink rails. Thanks.
I wish i could help but i learned threes before i even learned a rail. I just got comfy in the air by skiing with friends better than me and really popping off of the lip. I overshot a 30 ft jump by 10 ft but didnt lose control. Try learning to tuck when jumping and throw in some grabs
Just put in tons of time and effort and don't be afraid to try new things. Also, work on style before technicality. Say you learn a tail and tack that onto your 3. Do that nice and slow and it can look and feel great. Just keep on doing different variations of tricks you know and that will lead to new tricks. Also if you can try and get into a trampoline over the summer. It's a great way to work on flips and spins with out all the risk. Just keep on trying new things and being ballsy. Good luck
Being a really good skier is not a achievable goal. Feeling good on your skis is. try to feel good when you ride, feel the forces, the wind and the heart pumping.
It doesnt matter how much you can brag on NS that will get you anywere. Going out there, riding as much as you possibly can and practicing your basic tricks is the only way to get better and do sicker tricks.
Diversifying your skiing will help enormously. Take a course or a clinic to understand basic skiing physics; it will help you appreciate the sport a little more
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