First 2 days of the new season

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First 2 days of the new season

Postby alex_aku » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:52 am

Hi Guys

News season (in Europe) is around a corner and I am thinking what would be an optimal approach for the first 1-2 days of skiing after the long summer break? An obvious answer could be of course "repeat the drills", yet maybe you have a better approach?
What would you do on your first 2 days of skiing to "get back into it"?

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Re: First 2 days of the new season

Postby Max_501 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:56 am

I like to take a slow run on a beginner or intermediate trail to warm up with a focus on tipping, one footed LTE balance, and inside foot management. After that I spend a couple of hours drilling each of the essentials. Then I take a 2nd slow run to compare to the first. More often than not I'll notice a substantial improvement in lateral and fore/aft balance. After that more drilling. I have a tendency to be weak with CA/CB at the beginning of the season so I'll hit those hard individually and wrap up with a bunch of very slow one and two footed releases. Ideally I'd have someone take video to identify any other essentials that are obviously weak after the summer break.
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Re: First 2 days of the new season

Postby alex_aku » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:03 pm

Max_501 wrote: I have a tendency to be weak with CA/CB at the beginning of the season so I'll hit those hard individually .


Which drills would you do for CA /CB?
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Re: First 2 days of the new season

Postby Max_501 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:42 am

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Re: First 2 days of the new season

Postby tigernbr » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:48 am

I am a newbie to PMTS so the first two days on snow for me will be drills, drills and more drills. I'm attending the blue/dark blue camp in December but I will arrive in Colorado early enough to get in 2 full days of skiing before camp begins. With the help of the publication map (found herehttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0895/3800/files/HarbPublicationsMap2018.html?11774062757972579922), I've watched all the episodes on the left side of the map repeatedly and have made note cards of all the key points of those videos. These videos focus on building the basics which is what I need. If time permits before camp starts, I will do some of the drills from the videos in the second column from which I also made note cards.
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Re: First 2 days of the new season

Postby skijim13 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:12 am

Please get video of yourself and post them on this forum. When I was new to PMTS I watched all the videos and read all the books but learned at the camps that I was not doing the movements correctly as shown in the videos. If the movements are not done exactly as shown in the video you will limit your progress. For example to learn tipping as shown in the videos takes a great deal of time to get it right. If you are located in the Northeast you are welcome to ski with my wife and I.

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Re: First 2 days of the new season

Postby tigernbr » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:41 am

I appreciate the offer to ski with you and your wife Jim but I am in Louisiana. I lived in PA in Montgomery County nearly 20 years ago (yikes!) and skied Blue Mountain often. Unless I can hook up with another blue/dark blue camper Saturday and Sunday before camp, I won't be able to video myself the first two days I am practicing. I will be recorded by HSS personnel throughout the camp though and go over the video with them after each day of the camp. I attended the green/blue camp last season so I have a little better understanding now of what to expect. Still, I agree with you. It is always better to have video of yourself while practicing because often, what you think you are doing and what you are actually doing are two very different things.
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