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Jan.31 - Day 4/Week 3

Posted 02-02-2012 at 11:45 PM by seriouscat

After work practice on turns. The first hour was not very smooth as I think I am a little fatigued from other exercises. The form wasnít as good as the last session. The boots are actually bothering me a lot. Finally found a place in town with right Salomon boot sizes in stock. I am going to test them tomorrow.

Last two hours was a lot better, slowly getting the form back together, and was able to link a few turns together. Generally the turn distance has shortened. Near the end of the night I ate a big one turning into heel side. It didnít hurt the tailbone but I could have used some butt armor I still think turning into the toe side could use some more forward lean on my part. Interestingly enough while the chairlift got stuck for a good 5-8mins, I was able to observe some boarders below, and found even the people who are turning consistently do not use enough forward lean.

I identified some other areas for improvement. Poor turning on relatively flat ground, especially near bottom of the hill. Poor judgement of fall line and speed. Hoping learning dynamic turns next session would help in this department.

Total hours spent:
2.5 hours practice

Falls/fatigue factor:
Smoked the hill on both turn sides. Knee pad took the bite out of the front, but the one on the back really hurt as the angle didnít let it slide. This is the first time I donít feel tired at all. So even though my form is still not perfect, I think I am no longer fighting the board.
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