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IS A SLIDING SPORT":
CSW #2: "Sit back when skiing powder."
Surely you don't want to put too much weight on the fronts of your skis in powder, else the tips might dive into the snow and stop, with you continuing on in a tumble without them. Should you be coming to a snowbank or clump of snow, a little extra pressure on the tails of the skis can keep you planing right on up over the hump and out of harm's way. Sitting back continually, however, puts great stress on your thigh muscles and cannot be continued long by most skiers. Why not ski balanced and use the entire length and the shape of the ski to effect your turns, just as in skiing on groomed slopes? You'll be using your bones more to support your weight, and as you get tossed a bit by the powder snow's varying resistance, you'll have more of your muscle strength left to rebalance yourself and to initiate tipping to make your turns. Too, you'll be able to move your central balance point more quickly forward or aft as you need. If you are back in the aft position, you will have to move through neutral, too, to get to the forward position, and this longer required range of motion may take you too long to get where you need to be soon enough and....
IS A SLIDING SPORT"--a skiing web manual:
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CONVENTIONAL SKIING WISDOMS
Skier Excuses Fear
Conditioning for Skiing
Equipment and Technique
to Develop Balance on Skis
A Skiing Turn
Simplified The Final Skiing Skill:
pressure management Tactics for Terrains and Snow
Textures and Racing
Skiing Tips and Tales--a potpourri
Exercises for Developing Skiing Skills
Children and Skiing Age and Skiing
Gender & Skiing Culture
Skiing Ethics and Survival Slope Safety Skiing
Environment Glossary Acknowledgements
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