Skiing – Carving Tip – Advanced Ski Lesson

Skiing - Carving Tip - Advanced Ski Lesson

Piste to Peak Ski Performance video series can be ordered at: Ski Tutorial – In this ski lesson Tobin gives ski tips on dynamic c…
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25 thoughts on “Skiing – Carving Tip – Advanced Ski Lesson”

  1. Just as in dancing I tighten my stomach muscles as I bend into the carve.
    I feel this gives me more control and strength in my lower body. Is this
    tightening more important for females? Thanks for great video. 

  2. @blacksabbathish Nope. Totally incorrect. I think Tobin’s just being nice
    by not correcting you. This will result in a turn – yes, but it sets up a
    bad habit that will have you completely off balance once you hit steeper
    terrain or anything but super-smooth groomers. We’re “carving”. Quiet upper
    body. Turn with the large leg muscles, by rolling your skis on edge and by
    leading with your inside knee. Any decent ski instructor will tell you this
    or should look for a new job in another field.

  3. Section 8 Snowsport Institute

    @ktkl68 Thanks.. The skis are around 18m or 19m radius if my memory serves
    me correctly… sorry it has been a few years since this was shot.

  4. Section 8 Snowsport Institute

    @skilikeagolfcart Please don’t confuse teaching methodology with actual
    technique. Obviously knees are a hinge joint & do not bend laterally… it
    is actually the femur rotating in the hip socket & some foot pronation that
    gives that appearance. ‘Moving the knees in’ is just a method to simplify
    things for teaching purposes and may be better suited to visual type
    learners. Analytical type learners such as yourself may prefer a more
    detailed explanation. It is no more dangerous.

  5. I used to ski with old straight skis and when I turned I always keep my
    skis together tight. I never tried the shaped skis. Are you supoosed to
    keep your skis apart now when turning now for some reason. Thanks

  6. Section 8 Snowsport Institute

    Skiing is a sport with many variables but most of the time it is best to
    initiate the turn with the legs… this means turning the femur in the hip
    socket. In order to do this you must be able to release your skis grip on
    the snow between turns. The are a variety of ways to release the skis
    depending on the situation… by relaxing downhill leg… rolling the
    knees/ankles, by extending the joints, by flexing the joints etc. Which
    method you use will depend upon the situation.

  7. Nice turns dude!! If I might offer a little D & C (detection & Correction)
    as we called it back in the day…lol. You’re obviously a 3 maybe even a 4
    and ski great. I wonder if the guys that session you have suggested you
    stay taller a little longer at the start of your turn, instead of dropping
    the hip inside so fast…? You ski very nice all the same.

  8. Keep turning your inside ski through phase 2 to help generate… Haha just
    kidding! Don’t ya get tired of every snow pro on the interwebz tryin to
    tell ya how to ski! Nice vids! Nice turns!

  9. Section 8 Snowsport Institute

    @ktkl68 – You should be able to carve on just about any ski these days, but
    a 112 under foot fully rockered ski probably isn’t doing you any favors on
    hard snow. The narrower the ski, the easier it will be to grip on the
    ice… easier to tip the ski over as well. This will make a big difference.
    A lot of the new all mountain carvers now have a bit of rocker in the tip
    and tail which will also make it easier to initiate a carve but traditional
    camber under foot is key to keeping the performance.

  10. Section 8 Snowsport Institute

    @vindibona1 – True… the knees don’t actually roll as they are a hinge
    joint. The appearance of the knees rolling actually comes from a
    combination of pronating the foot/ankle and turning the femur in the hip
    socket…. but I thought that might be a bit long winded for your average
    recreational skier!

  11. @section8ski – I’m fairly new to skiing and have some questions on turning
    in general. What is the best way to initiate a turn? Pulling the knees?
    Twisting the feet?Applying forward pressure on shin? Also, how should I
    maintain my upper body posture?

  12. Well put. Shoulders (upper body) should not be artficially faced down the
    fall line. That is very old school. As you note only in short radius turns
    are the shoulders facing down the fall line. Good video, and good hands.
    Great job!

  13. Section 8 Snowsport Institute

    @blacksabbathish – It is true that turning first with the upper body is an
    easier way to initiate a turn… however it will put you severely out of
    balance and make edging very difficult. It is appropriate in only a few
    select situations…such as traveling at very slow speeds on low angle
    terrain in deep heavy snow.

  14. Section 8 Snowsport Institute

    @wanger008 Sure.. What level does you five year old ski at? It is difficult
    to give specifics with actually watching him or her but I can probably give
    you some general advice. The big things at this age are to keep it safe and
    make it fun! – Firstly make sure equipment is setting them up for success.
    Probably doesn’t need poles quite yet. – Kids at this age respond to
    games… not directions… use your imagination to create games that will
    help build skills. Lots of following!

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