37 thoughts on “Carving – Seven Deadly Sins (Parallel Skiing Tips)

  • May 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    I have nice turns but only on one side of my body, when I ski to the right I have a nice carve. As to when I ski to the left, it feels very weak and forced with little carving. Any tips?

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  • May 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    Thanks for your tutorials Darren you have really helped me to become a far better skier and I can't thank you enough! I have watched each of your videos around a hundred times lol. I recommend you to lots of skiers when they compliment me of my technique.

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  • May 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    I seem to be doing all of these 😀. Simple clear video. Today should be much improved. Thanks

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  • May 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    Dear Darren, thank you for your priceless videos. They accompany me on the slopes on a daily basis. Would you have any advice on the beginning of the turn not just the carving bit? Ie how do we initiate the turn, and relevant leg formation/weight balance.

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  • May 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    These sins aren't mistakes to do with carving because if you're doing them you aren't carving. This makes them bad habits/techniques to do with standard skiing. Once you carve, you don't do any of these. A few simple tips turns a good skier into a Carver – they just need the right mentor. It only takes a few minutes to teach the correct carving technique, and then the fog clears, there is an epiphany, and they don't look back.

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  • May 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    Heading to vail in 2 days, this channel has been helpful to me and the family. Thanks for putting it together

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  • May 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    All awesome insights. Thanks

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  • May 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    We love your videos

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  • May 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    That jacket is marvelous

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  • May 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    TEŞEKKÜRLER YANİ THANK YOU

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  • May 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    Excellent tips! now I've got to wait till next season to practice again!!😤😤

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  • May 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    Who the fetch puts too much pressure on the inside ski? I always struggle to put enough on it.

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  • May 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    I disagree that you should only have your skis tight in "big bumps". Anytime you need to make tight turns in steep conditions that's the way to go.

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  • May 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    Good advice, poor instruction. You show seven improper turns in a row then finish with a show-off unrealistic good turn. This would be so much better if you marked the mistakes in red on the video, then immediately showed a slightly-exaggerated good turn with the correction marked in green.

    Also a lot of counter-rotation is essential on steep slopes and a little bit is inevitable and desirable on every slope as your upper body remains mostly facing down the hill and the skis turn underneath. A blanket ban is wrong and confusing, especially because in order to avoid the mistake of banking the turn you need a little counter-rotation!

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  • May 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    Excellent advise, a little confused though. People say to keep your weight on the downhill ski, yet in this video it shows equal weight applied to both edges while carving so which it is?

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  • May 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    Anybody want to do ski at Gulmarg kashmir with me

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  • May 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    Great video. So much valuable info here. Ta!

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  • May 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    Were in Chamonix near Mont Blanc, almost forgot how to carve yesterday lol

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  • May 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    that counter rotation was a bit rat parkish, hahahaha

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  • May 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    I seem to catch my inside edge often when carving, now I know there can be multiple variables associated with this such as
    1- Haven’t waxed or tuned skis in 6 months
    2- Mt Hood snow can become concrete like
    3- My form is slacking (I’m still on my 2nd day this season)
    4- I’m breaking in new boots

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  • May 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    This guy is soooo good – I’d love some private lessons

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  • May 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    I kept waiting for the correct stance to be demonstrated after each bad example. We see bad skiing and are told "don’t do what you just saw" —In the "A Frame" example you DO show the right way.

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  • May 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    omgggggg the snow is almost here!!! cant stop watching ski videos i have so much anticipation!

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  • May 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    Seen many skivideos, you make the best by far. Only one thing would be better. Private lessons of you on the pist 😉 sorry for my english. Belgium.

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  • May 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    Can you help me fix it

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  • May 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    My problem is putting the skis to big and end up edging only the outside skis but it doesn’t form an a shape on the legs.example.skiing with a wide stance and rolling the outside ski to start.that usually happen on blue runs for me

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  • May 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    The only one I wasn't sure about was keeping the skis too close together. I've been trying to keep them closer together for 2 reasons: 1) I wanted to share more pressure between the skis on a turn, though most of the pressure is on the outside ski, and 2) keeping the skis closer together creates a better platform in powder snow. Sometimes I find myself doing the opposite, though, where my skis are too far apart. I get one ski way up high and the other down low, and it becomes very awkward.

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  • May 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    Какой фига блят

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  • May 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    So what about skiing crust that breaks over your ankles? I use the boots together then too; to make only one track through the crust, and to get a stiffer system to work with.

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  • May 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    "Short weekend break in Geneva"
    When I go skiing I can remember the exact expression, helped me a lot to keep whole body in control.
    Many thanks.

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  • May 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    Thank you so much for this video. I have recognized 5 sins in my skiing. As soon as I got rid of them, my skiing has greatly improved since. Thank you once again!!!

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  • May 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    I don't know why people think snowboarding is harder to learn…you only have one board to concentrate on and you have to legs to do it with.

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  • May 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    this is a very important video. Im going to recommend this vid to my friends who recently started learning. Those assholes think they can ski cuz they can complete an intermediate slope, but their positions and techniques were all wrong.

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  • May 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    I thought the skis should be as close to each other as possible.

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