START WITH WHAT WILL YOU GET OUT OF IT?
We can show you outcomes and they all say this, give me desire, a bit of your time. In 1 year a difference, 2 years a big difference and 5 years optimal. Female Male Adaptive Young Old we get the same result. KEY IS YOUR DESIRE!
It will help your brain. It’s FUN, Exciting. Remyelination
How does one get involved in alpine ski racing?
Find a resort and inquire about NASTAR or other club racing. Ask around it will not come to you. You will not need fancy gear at the start, but you will find out what works for you.
SAFETY – See the SAFETY LINK
ARE YOU READY to TRY – What SKILLS will you NEED
Best tip – hands up and forward out front, flex at the boot forward.
FIRST LESSONS and time on SNOW. BE at a level 4, can turn both ways and stop. Ride a blue run. Speed not really an issue, you control your speed. It will seem faster then it is. Every timed sport will seem like time is moving faster than normal when on the clock.
SECOND SLOW DOWN Learning takes time and time is go slow to perfect the muscle memory. At speed, it has to be muscle memory. Thinking in the course is slow. Muscle memory 5,000 repetitions.
Best tip is hands up and forward out front, flex at the boot forward.
Regular ski or snowboard lessons will teach skiing or snowboarding but not specific to racing or the park. This is the beauty of racing so much more to apply and learn, from harnessing physics, tactics, to gear and tuning.
TOP 5 BEGINNER TIPS
Best tip- hands up and forward out front, flex at the boot forward.
1. The start. If your course has some sort of fixed posts to grab, try rocking back and forth and pull as vigorously as you can out of the starting gate. It can be awkward with a traditional stance on your board. Ski – pole plants and Skate.
2. Snowboard – Binding Angles. Once you are on the course you can save valuable time by carving instead of skidding (easier said than done). Changing your binding angles so that your toes are pointed a little more down the hill than 90 degrees to the board will give you more control. Experiment with different angles and move them in gradual increments.
3. Stay low. Keeping your center of gravity closer to the snow will translate to more edge control and less skidding. Low does not mean bent over.
4. Adopt the proper line. Avoid aiming straight at the gate and skidding past it. Take a higher line so that you have completed the arc of your turn by the time you have passed the gate. (ask a person to show you how to inspect and look for the changes)
5. Flats. Not much that can be done on a flat run out other than maintaining as much speed as you can before you get to that point. Wax. (World Cup have Technicians it matters that much)
50% of Racing is in the HEAD – Psychology not Strength or Ability
Video Analysis is KEY
A good example would be our frame by frame videos of beginner racers. We have the same basic issues. Flex, Hands
What does a Pro look like in course ?
See Mike he pace sets at Roundtop.
This link a very good site for intermediate and advanced racing – https://www.progression-ski-racing.com/
THANKS to the people who helped me train, learn and go from bad to not so bad on a good day. Larry, Dion, Jeff, Dianne. Being able to pass on the craft is my passion.