welcome back in the last session we were looking at just introducing the feeling of rolling our edges on through the last part of the turn today we're going to take that on a step and make it happen earlier linking those turns together much better picking up the speed and really changing up the shape of the turn that we're doing let's get started up until now we've been fairly patient at the start of the turn today we're going to start to replace that patience with much more commitment to the start of the turn the way I want you to think of that is almost imagine there's a door below you and as you start that turn you're not only gonna be patient and let the skis come around you're going to try and let your body go towards that next turn much more commitment there I'm going into that next term with commitment fill the edges build up through the last part of the turn and then go into it with commitment a great way to feel this happening is by focusing on the down hill leg so the ski with the weight on it rather than trying to straighten it and push away from that next turn to come around the corner we're gonna soften it what I mean by softening is bending it slightly and feeling the weight coming off of it and allowing your body to then fall in towards that next turn if I push off in a straight kind of aggressive way my body is actually going away from that next turn we want them to go together I can feel my leg softening as I lift the weight off the downhill ski and my body moves towards the next turn my turns are starting to feel a lot more dynamic as soon as I finish one turn I'm starting the next my body is moving towards the next turn with much more commitment you should be feeling the ski working much more for you now a nice smooth edge at the end of the turn and then a confident start to the next one let's try some shorter turns you

Advanced Ski Lesson #5.1 – Commitment and Softening
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49 thoughts on “Advanced Ski Lesson #5.1 – Commitment and Softening

  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    I’ve been skiing for over 50 yrs and these lessons are great. Always can use tips to help overcome little quirks that anyone can have at anytime. These are some of the best instructional tools I’ve seen. Bad habits can develop anytime, especially with recreational skiers who occasionally ski on weekends …. great videos

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    Thank you for this helpful video. Thinking about softening into the turn has improved my skiing tremendously!!!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    Thanks so much for all your wonderful advice in these Videos , They have helped my skiing immensely.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    Wish I'd seen this 10 years ago : )

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    Where are you skiing at? It looks like a great resort!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    This is awesome! I've always kind of been stuck in the intermediate skier stage and didn't know what to do next to give me confidence and control to attack those black diamonds. These videos have been so helpful and I can't wait to get back on the blue to practice these new skills so that I can feel confident enough to challenge those blacks! thank you so much

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    great detail by softening the downhill ski!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    How is this advanced? :/ gief epic lessons, since you're one hell of a epic lad and you explain everything in Jip and Janneke language!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    Hi, Elate Media! You are really really great! Your video helps me to learn skiing myself! Some friends and I have a channel on Wechat-China's largest social networking software. We teach people how to ski and organize students to go ski with us. Can we put your video on our channel?

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    Great tips, it improved my skiing and I had so much more fun in the process! 

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    Darren, you are absolutely g-r-e-a-t! I'm practicing all your tips in my room with my poles to keep me steady, just to get the feeling of the movement before putting it into practice on snow and it works excellent! I can't wait to get to expert level! I wish I could meet you some day and ski along with you! Greetings from Greece!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    How about some lessons for skiing ice? Or skiing a steep pitch beyond comfort level?

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    Great video.  I'll try this out the next time I hit the slopes!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    You are the BEST!!! I can have your lessons on my phone for free (thanks to you) but I bought the advanced app anyways!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    He almost has it. At 1:18 he starts talking about the "new inside ski" (the lower leg the end of a turn.  Yes, you may want to soften it a bit. You need to release the old turn. But instead of thinking about leading everything with your body moving thru that "window", try leading from your feet rolling over with the focus on the new inside ski. Your body should be synchronized with the rolling of the feet. Sure, your body can lead but what happens at the foot level will be delayed. I also believe that leading with the body creates excess body movement and imprecision, particularly at the top of the turn which should be shaped as well as the rest of the turn.

    I know it's advanced stuff, but if you can think back about 30 years ago a couple racer fellas by the name of Phil and Steve Maher sort of fell into a move known as "The Whitepass Turn".  They showed that the inside ski had been greatly ignored by the skiing community. Today, we teach with a very active (and continuous) inside ski. Mr. Turner eventually gets to the point of what to do with the inside ski, but does emphasize its importance quite enough.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    I think he does a great job of explaining and demonstrating the techniques.  I found this series quite helpful and I am glad its available for beginners like me.  (Also it saved me from having to take a paid refresher ski lesson).

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    In the last of all videos, one more video "body position lesson 7" is advertised. However it doesn't exist. Will it be uploaded?

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    They are used mainly for balance and keeping track of the terrain at first. Once you get more advanced you can plant them as reference to make your turns, and depending the terrain or the type of turn you should turn closer or further apart from the planted pole. There are some pro skiers that don't use them at all also, but that's up to you. The way 'poling' works is quite visual and not so easily explainable with words, check some vids. Hope this helps!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    I would agree with your last comment but not the other 2, they are clear enough as english phrases. However I appreciate English may not be your first language. Good luck with your skiing

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    Waiting for the app on Android !
    Great videos

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    Its still surprise me, how many people do not know about Avalorexon Training Program (do a google search), although lots of people improve their ski skills with this training program. Thanks to my cooworker who told me about Avalorexon Training Program, I've improve my ski skills.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    In my opinion, when the videos have to be kept short and yet convey the message, words that sound a little strange might have to be used. English isn't my first language but his word choice sounds appropriate.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    i share the same small issue that sometimes you use terms that i dont really understand straight away. however, the video demonstrations help greatly and i'm learning alot by watching! thanks for this great service to the community!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    Thank you, that makes me smile!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    What I say was that It could have been described a bit better, so it is more clear for beginners and want to know exactly what to do, otherwise videos are perfect.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    in fact you have an accent that we americans are not familiar with. but i really love your videos… far better than harald harb's. thanks!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    I will try and improve my grammar, thanks!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    0:22 Take that on a step
    0:52 instead of let the skies come around, but let your body go towards that next turn (How? What Should I really do in terms of my foots or body , etc )
    1:33 Feeling the weight coming off of it (should I lift the weight actively from that foot or what?)
    Also If you can tell more in terms of exact sequence like when in the turn to bend the knee.
    Had the same problem in
    But Remember that your videos are awesome and I am almost everything from them.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    Sorry to hear you don't like the way I speak, maybe I should have spent less time skiing and more time in school? I'm intrigued if you could give me a few examples of the things you don't like that would be great thanks.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    Hi, I have one criticism, you are using very difficult and strange words and verbs to describe what should be done.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    You are right the first time slightly bend the lower leg and feel wait come off, this will release the turn and let your body move towards the next. Hope this helps.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    Especially don't turn off the ladies.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    If you don't soften the downhill ski you can end up pizzaing part of the turn on the steeps, it's also a big turnoff for the ladies. Hope that helped 🙂

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    He means you should take most of the weight off of the downhill ski when you start your turn so that it is easier to guide it around with the outside ski. This way you can turn with both skies together and it looks good, especially for kickturns (pop, then turn both you skis around together).

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    Great videos. This one confuses me though. You say to bend the knee of your downhill ski as you turn. Watching you in this video, it seems you are straightening it. Could you clear it up?

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    A lot of people hesitate before they turn, they put in a very small straight-line just before the new turn this will pick up unwanted speed and make it hard for you to stay in control. Make sure you're not going straight before your turn.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    Better late than never, glad you enjoyed the films.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    great videos – gutted I did not find these before my trip this year. Looking forward to next year.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    I just started skiing a few weeks ago and picked it up pretty fast I took a lesson recently and have been focusing on body separation ( keeping upperbody facing downhill), bending on all three joints and hand position. But one thing I am struggling somewhat is finishing my tuns and maintaining a constant speed throughout my runs. Any tips or advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
    p.s. your videos are very helpfull

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    Take a look at the film I made for short turns this will give you a perfect exercise to help separating your upper body from your legs.Hope this helps

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    These are the best ski videos I've ever seen. Beautifully shot and concise information. Do you have any tips on how to keep your chest pointed down hill? I find that I sometimes twist instead of turning at the hips. (I watched your stacked video)

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    with subtitle is even great !!! Thanks a lot !

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    Thank you very much happy New Year.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    Instruction so clear it's brilliant.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    Can I buy the course on a DVD? I have an Android phone, not an iPhone.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    the best explanations seen on you tube! clean and precise! skiing is very good though!would love to see a bit better demonstration!

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  • May 31, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    @Federoy Thanks I'm glad you found them helpful I hope it helps when you get on the snow,thanks again

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