38 thoughts on “Intermediate Ski Lesson #4.1 – Turn Shape

  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    Love the series. Did one day of ski lessons (very basic but $$) and wasn’t even enough practice to master wedge turns. Went through all of your videos that night and now parallel skiing with ease at the end of my second day, taking on blues with much more confidence

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    I'm trying to incorporate a nose-butter into my turns as I transition into snow-plow technique. This has been quite the journey.

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    No joke im watching this on the lift

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    My biggest struggle is forcing that turn because of too much speed. I sometime got speed and it's impossible to turn different way because there isn't enough space to make proper turn. Getting much speed is, at least I think, because I'm pretty tall 1.98 and I weight slightly over 100kg.

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    Why I can't do this smooth turns on steep slope? It only works on shallow slope for me

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    This lesson is great, but that would be if the slope is completely empty. Problem 1. There is a ton of morons who fly down the green slopes, therefore because super dangerous to ski across the slope. Problem 2. There is a million people on the slopes.

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    These videos are so helpful as I started skiing in my late forties and really want to do it correctly! I think I have been making pretty much all the mistakes he mentions, but I'm improving and learning to carve my turns better and better. Does anybody else find it easier to turn one direction but not the other? I can't turn right nearly as easily as I do left. Happy skiing!

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    first day of skiing. i try all day but only got up to3.2 hoping to do 4.1 on monday

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    Nice. Where is?

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    Excellent insight and instruction clearly explained as well as demonstrated. The best video series I have seen. Put it out on DVD.

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    i would thumb up again if i could:)

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    omg So helpful thank you

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    You are an excellent coach Darren. I've been skiing for 50 years and still learn new insight from all your videos. Well done!

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    Is there another organization for ski instructors other than the money grabbers at PSIA ?

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    I've taken up skiing this year (38 years too late!), and you're videos have been incredibly helpful. I watch one or two before I leave for the mountain every time and then try to practice the learning. Thanks for a great series.

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    your videos are brilliant!! and kinda makes me jealous 🙂 those are some beautiful ski slopes!!

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    Thank you for such helpful videos

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    Thank you for posting this! I thought I was improving by keeping my skis parallel, but really I was doing that rushed z turn. Bummed I saw this after I returned from my ski trip because now I can't go out and practice 🙁

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    Understandable explinations with great video examples, excellent. They are great for skiers and should be watched be other video makers to see what works.

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    THATS REALLY HELPFULL!

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    Now this is exactly where ive been making my mistakes. Those Z turns are just like mine,im overspeeding, then breaking, losing speed and heading towards next turn in straight line. Im going to improve it this year, thank you for your lessons. Keep up the good work. Oh and,i have one question,i feel like dropping too much during some turns. Does it mean im taking it too fast?

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    I already know how to ski but they are still helpfully tips!

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    I have a terrible technique and was absolutely exhausted from skiing yesterday. I do a much worse version of the Z shape in your videos. I have my down hill leg totally straight and skid down the snow quite a lot before going off in a straight line, while lifting the inside leg to turn the ski. Resulting in my Quads being constantly tensed and having to stop often due to lactic acid build up. Leaning one leg foward into the boot to put pressure on seems to do nothing for me. So I have to put all the pressure into my heels to keep skis parallel in order to turn, surprisingly I dont fall over much though. Any time i try to carve the skis i just fall over.

    Any advice is appriciated, thanks.

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    Great advice and well produced- very helpful in getting me back on my skis after an 8 year break

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    Is it Necessarily a bad thing if my turns are more jagged than smooth?

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    I really enjoy your videos, you should get a Video instruction award, theres a similar video on White water playboating as well, as in step by step instructions. Excellent .Beautiful scenery too.

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    Thank you Darren these are awesome videos. I review them before each yearly trip and they have improved my skiing enormously. Lesson #7.5 really got me doing more fluid turns plus reinforced by a lesson with Eamon Doherty at Silver Star.Thanks again

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    These videos are extremely helpful!!  Great explanations of proper form and technique.  How can anyone give them a thumbs down.  Ridiculous!

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    Thank you Darren!! I've been doing ski lessons every week for the last month and this tutorial, along with the clutch-accelerator analogy really got me turning smoothly and keeping my skis parallel. Awesome series!

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    I hope that the were that type of series at every sport

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    Expect you are an idiot and you want to turn really fast and think you are cool

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    Really like the no frills way you teach in these lessons, thanks.

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    Crowded slopes are intimidating and cause me to rush my turns, probably trying not to block the speed merchants, your video makes me want to go and practice away from the crowds, Thanks

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    Such a great help. Really looking forward to putting you advice into action in Alpes D'Huez in a couple of weeks time. I'll be referring to you tips via your excellent app. Brilliant!

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    It's hard to keep this shape when you're dodging 20 snowboards sitting on the ground and other people in general.

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