Hiya fellow skiers!
I'm brand new to skiing in the park and I'm wondering if you guys could give me some tips on sliding boxes?
I've mostly just been doing straight air off small/medium kickers and often times I go into the jump with too little speed/height. But I'll get over that as I gain more confidence.
With boxes I've only been able to do 50/50s. I've had some bad falls attempting to hop sideways onto the box and just getting quite discouraged and frequently bail out as I'm approaching the box and just end up doing a normal 50/50.
My problem is that I never can quite get myself to turn 90 (more like turn about 35 degrees and fall off the side). I see other skiiers hop onto the box so effortlessly. I have to seriously "basketball jump" to get enough air to turn the 90. I'm not really sure what is the issue. Are my boots/skis too heavy? I've watched endless youtube instruction vids and read endless guidelines and they all say to make sure your shoulders are square with the box when you turn. But often times I see skiers jump onto the box with their shoulders pointed down the box the whole way and only really spinning their hips. I'm wondering if this would be easier?
I've tried practice jump and turning 90 while still and that seems to work ok. Not sure if it's because jumping while moving is harder or what...
Sorry for the long post...
Any tips would be appreciated!