tick-tock tick-tock tick-tock drill gets the kiddos to ski with a tempo in the moguls and and turn everywhere we don't want them just sliding and turning it the bump but we want them to turn on the tops on the backside in the trough all over everywhere and beginning when we're learning this drill that their feet should be a part and they need to first learn to be independent foot so kind of like 80/20 or 90/10 kind of pressure and we want to make sure that they're driving the knee forward and in the boot and not static and back and brace that's really really important so instead of having their feet just wide and parallel or narrow and parallel you want to get them into a bit of a wedge and basically you want them to shift over with their hips while driving the knee to the inside and crushing the front of the boot so you're kind of driving the knee at a 45 degree angle with a lot of shin pressure and getting them to squish the front of the boot then you shift over and you shift over so that's where the tick-tock comes in it's tik tok tik tok and they're shifting over and driving the need of the inside tick tock tick tock over-the-top on the backside here this is not mogul dependent on a zipper line where you're just banging off the moguls you it is just for tempo and you want to ski every part of that mogul or you will ski every part of that mogul as a result of that tik tok tik tok so it's not just going down a zipper line and banging off the moguls but you're actually creating a turn you're flexing forward you've got knee drive you're getting the front of the ski to engage and you're turning properly you're not letting the mogul push your feet laterally to create a turn so the common mistake is to have your feet together wait slide slide bang off the moguls and not create that tempo tick-tock tick-tock what the drill is going to help us achieve is in those spaces that most people are waiting where that mistake is being made you're making extra turns a little shake and bake if you will before you get on any of this terrain that you're really clear with the kiddos that you they want their shins to be crushing the front of the boot which is forward and drive the knee to the inside which tips the ski gets it on edge gets the shovel to engage and then the turn is going to come across the hill as a result the skis doing what it was designed to do so here we are in northern and this is a perfect dip if you could just scan northern really quickly for me you can see that the moguls aren't super developed they're only semi developed so really you can ski anywhere you want in these mobiles you can ski over the top on the sides and I'll show you that in just a moment but basically well you never want the kiddos to forget forward and inside forward and inside forward and inside 80/20 or 90/10 type pressure tik tok tik tok tik tok when i'm doing the demo down here just be aware that when my feet are together doesn't mean that I'm 50/50 pressure I'm still 80/20 pressure like we do in that static drill crushing the boot and getting the needle into the inside to tip the ski pick tok tik tok tik tok tik tok tik tok tik tok tik tok

Drill for skiing moguls

9 thoughts on “Drill for skiing moguls

  • June 20, 2019 at 3:15 am
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    "Kiddos"! Why not children or kids? I am the only one who finds this annoying?

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  • June 20, 2019 at 3:15 am
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    Hmm old bones tend to avoid the falling; this will require faith and perhaps padding ^u^

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  • June 20, 2019 at 3:15 am
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    This guy makes sense to me. Love it!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 3:15 am
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    Focus is on the tempo, focus is not the terrain.
    If focusing on the tempo, the body will have to deal with whichever terrain presents itself at that specific moment (mogul front side, back side, top side, lateral side, or trough).

    Some skiers only want to come down a specific part of the mogul, and will think about this the entire way down the field. This drill helps get them out of their comfort zone by NOT focusing on the mogul feature, but focusing on the tempo. Good idea.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 3:15 am
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    more action shots would be helpful

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  • June 20, 2019 at 3:15 am
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    I believe a person develops theirs style. Ironically its very similar to everyone else. I usually skip across the tops on baby bumps and absorb in steeper bumps. I know one thing that important, is the keeping your hand forward an weight over the skis.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 3:15 am
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    Are suggesting the wedge position while training in the flats?

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  • June 20, 2019 at 3:15 am
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    Say what? Are you teaching a wedge turn or Tick talk or ? Certainly the worst mogul lesson I have seen.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 3:15 am
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    I thought you were saying to have them perform this drill, through moguls, in a wedge position? But, when you demonstrated, you were in a parallel position. So, I'm confused.

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