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02-06-2014 08:24 AM
kevano
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Originally Posted by Sincraft View Post
dont force him to link turns for awhile...unless he is ready.

heelside slide down the mountain ...then heelside slide left, then right down the mountain.

do that a few dozen times...

then do it with the toes....

start the first turn from heelside to toeside, not toeside to heelside.

Teach him not to put hands down to catch the fall. ONly out and a bit to the side to allow the forearms to break the fall.

Once he is ready to commit to a turn, tell him it feels very unnatural and will come more natural the more he does it, but he must commit to the turn .

Also - make sure when he turns he isnt leaning back in fear on his back leg.
I skied for 14 years before making the switch. This is exactly how I learned. A skier is used to facing down the hill. So get them used to those edges to start. I did this on intermediate terrain so it was steep enough to not worry about catching an edge. After that, on a flatter run, I simply concentrated on picking up the toes to go heelside and pushing my knees toward the hill to go toeside. Was turning by the end of the day.

One regret: I should have learned J-turns before going up the lift. Snowprofessor has a good tutorial. If I did it all over again. I'd probably have done this first.
02-05-2014 10:06 PM
Hank Scorpio The good news is that he's going to be used to moving on snow, so he'll pick up the feel for his edges and for turning much faster.

The only real issue is probably going to be body positioning, which can take some time to get used to. I know it felt really weird when I tried skiing after snowboarding/surfing/skating for so long, but once you get the "feel" for your new body positioning, it's pretty much a breeze to switch back and forth between skiing and boarding.
02-05-2014 10:01 PM
Sincraft dont force him to link turns for awhile...unless he is ready.

heelside slide down the mountain ...then heelside slide left, then right down the mountain.

do that a few dozen times...

then do it with the toes....

start the first turn from heelside to toeside, not toeside to heelside.

Teach him not to put hands down to catch the fall. ONly out and a bit to the side to allow the forearms to break the fall.

Once he is ready to commit to a turn, tell him it feels very unnatural and will come more natural the more he does it, but he must commit to the turn .

Also - make sure when he turns he isnt leaning back in fear on his back leg.
02-02-2014 09:15 AM
Liliana A few private lessons will cost less than the equipment you will need to get to start riding. Even less so if you sign up for group lessons. It will make the whole experience much more enjoyable for both of you in the long run.
02-01-2014 11:25 PM
lab49232 Yup read the other thread. But the specific problem with skiers is that they tend to have a hard time positioning their shoulders. You'll have to tell him a million times but constantly push the shoulders in line with the board. Skiers spend most of their time looking down hill and they bring that over to snowboarding and you have to coach them out of it. Also weight and turning all belongs to the front foot. That's where to start.
02-01-2014 08:19 PM
ThisIsSnow snowprofessor.com
02-01-2014 07:13 PM
Unkept Porpoise
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Originally Posted by CassMT View Post
there was just a Huge thread about teaching a reluctant learner, there's gonna be a shitload of overlap
Oh shit, nvm I guess I should use the search tool
02-01-2014 06:59 PM
CassMT there was just a Huge thread about teaching a reluctant learner, there's gonna be a shitload of overlap
02-01-2014 06:47 PM
Unkept Porpoise
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Originally Posted by Argo View Post
Help him find his way to the ski school building.
Can't afford lessons meng
02-01-2014 06:22 PM
Argo Help him find his way to the ski school building.
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