3 Levels of CARVING

Opublikowany 28 mar 2020
Hi everyone!
Finally, "the" CARVING guide we have all been waiting for. It took me a while to shoot and edit, almost three months, but I wanted to make it comprehensive, yet simple. I have also, as requested by many in the past, included parts of the script here below. For full script mail me at tdk.skiracing@gmail.com. Enjoy and stay ALIVE!
reg
Tom
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DISCLAIMER: CARVING is fun but has its dangers. Ski slowly, watch out for other people on the slope, always use a helmet and a spine protector and be sure your bindings are set up properly.
LEVEL 1: BASICS / BASICS OF CARVING
DRILL #1 (X-Country Double Pole Push)
Take a shoulder wide stance and push yourself forwards across a mildly slanted slope. Much like in cross country skiing. Do this in both directions back and forth for as many times needed. The success of your carving will be written in the tracks you leave behind in the snow.
DRILL #2 (Fishhook’s)
Instead of pushing yourself forwards across the slope, start out more in the fall line. As you do this drill back and forth across the hill, gradually point your skis further and further down in the fall line at the start. Be aware of other people on the same slope as they will not expect you to be turning uphill into on-coming traffic.
DRILL #3 (Arc2Arc / Laying Rail-Road Tracks)
When you are comfortable with ARCING back and forth across the hill, it’s time to start LINKING your FISHHOOKS into properly CARVED turns. We call these turns Arc2Arc as you go from one ARC to another. Start out in the fall line and TIP your skis on edge like you did in the FISH HOOK DRILL but as you come out of your first ARC, instead of continuing across the slope until you stop, ROLL your skis from their UPHILL edges to their DOWNHILL edges. Be sure to ROLL your skis onto their new edges BEFORE you slow down too much as you need to keep your speed up. Repeat these movements in a relaxed and controlled manner turning back and forth across the slope. Congratulations, you are now CARVING Arc2Arc. No skidding, pivoting or drifting. If you look back at your tracks’ they should resemble RAILROAD TRACKS snaking down the hill.
LEVEL 2: INTERMEDIATE / DYNAMIC CARVING
DRILL #4 (The JAVELIN TURN)
While CARVING on a very easy groomer, at the end of a turn, pick your DOWNHILL OUTSIDE SKI up off the snow and place it diagonally over your UPHILL INSIDE SKI so that the tips overlap but no more, TIP it at the same time into the turn while firmly holding it back and pressed against you NEW OUTSIDE ski boot. You want one solid package with both skis close to each other. ANGULATE at the hip and keep your SHOULDER LINE LEVELED. At the end of the turn, place the lifted SKI back onto the snow and repeat the same movements in the other direction.
DRILL #5 (PARALLEL SHINS)
For this next drill you need to ditch your ski poles for a while. Place your inside hand on the outside of your inside knee and apply pressure. The natural reaction of your inside leg muscles will be to resist this force and push your inside knee back in the opposite direction, towards the inside of the turn. This drill will activate the outside abductors of your inside leg and help keep your inside ski engaged and carving. Check out my video on how to rid A-framing for a more in-depth lesson on the topic of PARALLEL SHINS & HOW TO RID A-FRAMING. Link here above.

LEVEL 3: ADVANCED / EXPERT SKIING
DRILL #6 (Flexing Through Transition)
For many FLEXING THROUGH THE TRANSITION is counter intuitive as it is the complete opposite from what they are used to. They need to rid the habit of always extending to start a turn. Start out by skiing across the hill in a squatted flexed position with your arms down low. As you start tipping into the turn extend your legs gradually. At the end of the turn, flex back into a low position. A typical mistake in this drill is that you don’t bend from your knees. You need to bend both at the knees and at your waist. When done correctly the result will be surprisingly big edge angles and tight turns.
DRILL #7 (DOUBLE POLE DRAG) (Drill #3 in 14 Essential Drills for Ski-racers)
Another great drill for staying low is CARVING down a moderately steep slope while dragging both of your ski poles in the snow on each side. Grab your ski poles the other way around for proper form. This will teach you many things but fore mostly to stay low through the transition with a LEVELED SHOULDER LINE and keeping all the action in your legs.
DRILL #8 (SHORT TURNS)
In short turns we keep our upper body trawling straight down in the fall line while our legs cross back and forth underneath. Here we need to initiate our turns by ROTATING our femurs to crank our knees back and forth from side to side. This is a great DRILL for activating our KNEES and FEET and creating separation between our upper and lower body. These turns are also commonly referred to as RETRACTION TURNS.

Komentarze

  • Do you do private lessons via zoom if I send you video of me skiing?

    • Never done a private lesson on zoom. That would be fun. Send your videos to tdk.skiracing@gmail.com and we will set up a zoom meeting :)

  • This video is simply outstanding. Thank you for making it!

  • Good stuff. I love carving 😄 Hoping to practice a bit tomorrow!

  • this looks fun and all but I live in the Netherlands

    • @Triggerboy62 there's only a handful of indoor slopes throughout the country, of which the closest is roughly a drive of 70km, so there's no time to really practice anything. I've never been in a indoor place for skiing but I've gone to the Alpes quite a bit. I love going skiing but it's just a shame that there's nothing close to home to practice any of this.

    • Any indoor slope near by?

  • pure respect for the mechanics of skiing

  • best lesson! Thank you very much

  • ありがとうございます

  • Best carving instruction I've encountered... thanks!

  • That's the best skiing tutorial I've found so far for idiots like me!

    • Thank you very much. How nice of you appreciating a video from an idiot like me :)

  • that is very good

  • the shorts look funny :D

    • Hahaa... we did not get the new shorts for this video shoot.... but that is how it is with some of us racers. We grab what we get hold of and use stuff that works.

  • Excellent, thankyou I have been riding my modern skis like og straight sticks form the 70s and this has helped me break that a lot.

    • Wow, thank you for such good feedback. Glad to have been of any help. There are two kinds of skiers, old school skiers that have a hard time learning how to carve and new school skiers that have a hard time learning everything else :). Thanks for watching :)

  • I guess I'm in the beyond category....I carve on powder!

  • Amazing! Thank you so much for your excellent tips and drills. I live close to the Italian Alps and I'll practice your advice. Some of them I've already known and practiced, but you're much more clear than other carving videos and channels.

    • Thank's a million for such nice words. I have taught countless lessons and students out on the mountain and I know what works and what doesn't. Now trying to help as many as I can here on YT. Glad you thought it was clear as that was my goal.

  • I can remember learning as a kid and discovering you can lean and not turn! Your skis could just keep driving away and down you go. (try it, just decide to slump over). I wasn't told about the banana shape, and had to figure out the lean of the legs by trial and error and forcing an angle (bad habits...)

  • This is the best video I've seen on this. Clear, memorable, easily practicable. I wish I was on a slope right now to try it out!

    • Thanks for watching and for such nice words. Hopefully you will soon be skiing again.

  • amount of information in this video is incredible!Thank you!

  • A very bold lesson, as it gets into the "why" . Any rule is less useful than the understanding of where to apply it , and where to do the opposite!

  • How to learn carving in your way extremely fabulous too much cool loved it 😊😊😊😊😊

  • I'll believe the last practice was the game changer for mer. When I could finally lean into a black icy run with control. As it got steeper all i had to do was to adjust the turns. This is truly a great video and we'll explained:)

    • Thank you for watching and I'm truly grateful for your feedback. Glad I could be of help.

  • 3:20 I was hoping for some kind of fancy name like "weight stacking position" or "weight over edge". THE BANANA!

    • Hahahaaaa.... since I also coach children and jr racers its good to have simple words for simple things.

  • awesome instruction.

  • good

  • What a brilliant tutorial

  • The explanation here was really good actually, it feels like your in my head and like in there actually practicing, rally good

    • Wow, what better feedback could one get. Awesome! Thank you for watching and have a great ski season.

  • Nicely done, clear and concise, no show-boating, just straight up good instruction! Thx now I want to get out there and practice!

    • That's the whole ide with my videos, get you inspired. Thanks for watching and have a great season.

  • Very clear and kind comment at the every moment of key positions I can understand. Thank you and let me follow you, Tom.

    • Please keep uploading good ones so I will feed back from Japan later on.

    • Glad it was helpful and I very much appreciate your kind feedback and your dedication to my channel!

  • I've been working very hard to advance my skiing to new levels. This is one of the best videos I've seen yet! Thanks for the great work!

  • where is this ski resort...?:)

  • Grate ski carv documentary really good

  • can you carve using all mountain skis or need a different type of skis ?

    • @Triggerboy62 Super helpful - thank you !!

    • Thank you for watching. Yes, you can carve on all mountain skis. All modern skis with the exception for some wide off piste skis or freestyle skis are made with a hour glass shape and will carve using the correct technique. However, edge tuning is very important so be sure to take your skis to a shop if you cannot do it yourself. However, I highly recommend skis made for shorter turns and for skiing on the piste. Like Slalom skis with a turn radius about 10-13m.

  • I’m looking into getting into alpine skiing but I got a long way to go skill wise and these videos help a lot

    • Thank you for watching and give my lessons a try. If you have questions I'm here to help. Good luck, reg Tom

  • this looks so easy :D

    • Thanks for watching and yes, it's easy if you take it step by step. Happy New Year :)

  • What is the country song you used to introduce the level 1-Basic? Btw exceptional video!! Keep uploading pls!

    • The country song I was using for the intro and bleeding into Level 1 but also present in the entire video is "Cats Searching for the Truth" from the PLthrowSoundLibrary. That is by the way the same song Im using on all my intros nowadays. Somehow it speaks to me and engages me with enthusiasm and energy :)

  • Many thanks! Super vid!

  • This video taught me that I ski in the WC level. Not the World Cup, ..the toilet

    • Thanks for watching and for a funny comment. Hopefully you will be inspired to level-up :)

  • How to paint an owl? Step number 1: draw two circles, second above first. Step number 2: draw the rest of the owl.

    • Hahahaaa... good tip, thanks for watching :)

  • this is how the instructor of this video would explain how lift 200lb - first, put 100lb on the bar, approach the bar and pull it in one single motion. Then put 150lb on the bar and pull harder. And then finally, put 200lb and pull with all your might. Congratulations, now you've lifted 200lb. Good skiing, bad explanation of the biomechanics. E.g. - no explanation how to keep balance, where to keep it, how balance changes with transition, how to initiate the turn, etc. You will not be able to learn how to ski using this video. Thumb down.

    • Thanks for watching and for your honest comment. It is true that lots of details are left out but this is not really a comprehensive lesson in the traditional sense. More of an introduction to carving where I'm explaining the key points I find important for each level. However, when it comes to the fundamental technique used for carving, I think at Level 1 there is sufficient biomechanical advice and demos for good visuals. Or not?

  • Роман мастер своего дела 🎿👍

  • This is the best carving video on the internet.

    • Thanks, and thanks for watching. Happy Holidays :)

  • Thank you very much for such a detailed explanation... All the best!

    • So nice of you, thank you for watching and Happy Holidays :)

  • Those level 3 tips are AMAZING

    • Glad you like them! Thanks for watching, Happy Holidays :)

  • Well I am going to try it too at powdered snow slopes of Gulmarg Kashmir... I am just a beginner but you explained it very well.. I am from Kashmir. 💕

    • @Triggerboy62 yes for sure.... I will be going there within next two weeks and I will definitely try your methods of carving. I will surely report to you. Thanks 😊😊😊

    • Wow, greetings to everyone in Kashmir and hope you have a great skiing season. Please report back if this video was helpful out on the snow. Reg Tom

  • Thank you for this. I’m trying to teach my friend how to carve and didn’t know how to explain it well. This is a perfect representation and I will use your tips and analogies.

    • Wonderful! After so many years of teaching I have some experience with what works and what does not. Have fun and hopefully your friend locks onto his edges and carves this winter :)

  • no wonder hes a coach. the information is so precise and easy for me to understand👍

  • This is the best video on carving. Thanks

  • Been snowboarding for over 20+ years, wanting to ski to learn something new to mix things up.

    • Nice if I can partly stand as an inspiration for that :)

  • Really well done. Can't wait to try out some of the drills..!

  • Very clear and precise instructions; flowed well with video. Thanks this was helpful.

  • This is the BEST tutorial I've seen about this. I've managed to muscle and skid my way to my current skill level, but have definitely plateaued as an ugly skier. So looking forward to trying these tips out when I can.

  • Thanks for this video! I have searched dozens of videos and have never found one that explained carving on a black run! I have been so confused on how to do it up till now. Not sure if I can pull off a pivot entry turn but at least I understand why I am struggling. Thanks again!

    • Thanks for watching and thanks for taking the time to leave such a nice comment. Yes, carving on very steep terrain was a mystery to me too back when carving skis came out. But just like I explained in the 3 Levels of Parallel Skiing, in parallel skiing it is not always necessary to keep your skis parallel all the time. You can put your skis in a wedge and then bring your skis parallel at the end of the turn for a parallel stance going across the hill. Same in carving on steeps. You don't have to have your skis carving the whole turn, you can carve just the latter part. Please let me know how it went. reg. Tom

  • Thank you for your effort! after how many days of training should I reach a close level?

    • Very good question but sorry, I guess there is no general rule for that. It's highly individual. Go to the next level once you feel comfortable with the drills presented at each level. Most good skiers are probably carving at Level 2. I had a woman student that reached Level 2 in two years starting out as a total beginner at first.

  • Please can you do a video on monoski carving!!

    • @Tatata TARTINE hahaa... yes, rabbe is good but he is always on the monoski. Did you see this video: plthrow.info/my/wideo/0YaDepOn0s9qnGg.html Be sure to watch rabbe at the very end of the video. Im skiing in a red one-pc with black hair with my dads skis and boots from the 50/60s.

    • @Triggerboy62 Yeah, for me too (monoski for ever), bumps are dreadful...And, I must admit: I am pretty good on it, but I am not sure I can do as good as Rabe in the bumps!

    • OMG, you are not easily pleased. But I do have a mono ski freak skiing in some of my videos. If you haven's seen him take a look here: plthrow.info/my/wideo/zp5-nne_qNKJl2Q.html . At 7:10 the unique footage of Rabbe and his monoski in the bumps. Please check it out, its hilarious. And thanks for watching :)

  • really good movie, lots of value informations !

    • Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for watching.

  • Really nice Vid, kinda envious about the empty hills. I am not sure anyore if you said it, but carving isnt for beginners, they should stick to the basics

    • Thank you for watching and thank you for great feedback. Yes, you are perfectly right. Carving is not for beginners. I know that I had a disclaimer at the start of the video at some stage that carving is dangerous and not for beginners but it evidently got cut out by the editor. That would have been me as well LOL. Anyway, good call. I talk about this however in my 3 Levels Of Parallel Skiing video. Have you checked it out? I kind of built the 3 Level Concept around Wedging, Parallel Skiing and Carving. Maybe this year a 3 Level of Mogul Skiing :)

  • Omg thank you so much

  • As a student, it is helpful to widen your stance and to emphasize flexion-extension to facilitate weight transfer to engage the new edges upon edge change.

    • Thanks for watching. Yes, that would be a good tip for feeling the effect of flexing and extension. Thanks for pointing that out.

  • Best best best !!!!!

  • I'm baffled by all the positive response. Skis are WAY too close together for effective carving, no mention of weight distribution or any twisting pressure, he's obviously using full body unweighting in the 3rd step but fails to mention this. I'm an accomplished carver but but never have learned following these guides. Sorry to be the party pooper!

    • @Triggerboy62 Thanks for taking my comments constructively. I agree there are so many different ways of teaching various ski skills and very often it comes down to " try some of these 5 things and one of them may click with you personally". I was brought up under a strict Austrian "wedeling" technique (knees permanently glued together) and even learned to parallel using a French mono board, so learning to widen my stance was a key step towards high speed, effortless carving and gliding. Thanks again for being positive!

    • Thanks for watching and leaving a comment. You are totally welcome to be of a different opinion. It's great to get feedback and constructive like you are giving me means all the world to me. Lots of things get un-mentioned in this video as I cover such a huge topic. Stance width is highly individual and for some a wider stance comes in more handy while for some a closer stance is more natural. Hard to tell if there is a universal standard that would be best for all skiers. Yes, failed to mention that those turns are un-weighted. Sorry for that.

  • This is the ONLY video that actually tells you what to do clearly, concisely, and easy to follow detail. This is the kind of instruction you pay for in $200 ski lessons. Bravo!

    • @Holly Jaw i ve been skiing since i was five years old for 11 years and i know that many things they told are bullshit and its not the same

    • @Dav it does if you have been skiing for years and you know what you are doing

    • actually no. this video dont replace a ski lesson.

    • Wow, thanks! What great feedback. Welcome to my channel.

  • Hm, never used pivoting on slopes(only in freeride skiing) and had issues on blacks with speed control. Thanks for explaining it and superb demo of application.

    • Thanks a million for those encouraging words and glad I could be of assistance.

  • very helpful

    • Glad to hear that, thanks for watching.

  • What's your email or number?

  • Good job! I'm experienced skier (I ski for over 50 years!) and I found this video as a good lesson for my daughter, starting to ski. ;-) It's better when someone from outside says what and how to do then the father says it. ;-D

    • Thanks for watching. Yes, it is very hard for anyone to teach skiing to their children or spouses. I also had to be very tactical with my kids but I was lucky and struck a home run with both. Be patient is the best advice I can give. Also, be sure to watch my 3 levels of wedging and parallel skiing if your daughter is only starting out as carving can be a bit difficult for a never ever. Have fun and report back with how it went. reg. Tom

  • Great video! Bicycle turns forever! Thank you!

  • Tom, Thanks again for another well done and informative post. Very good skiing to demonstrate the concepts and skills.I am doing some Masters coaching and really find this and your other posts useful references for my athletes. Again, stay safe and well.

    • Cool, thanks, and all the best to you and your students :)

  • At 8:38 you finally commit to moving your center of mass over the skis. The last 5 minutes you have had people believing the skis move under the body. I'll be most critical in saying this is one of the most abused concepts in skiing and most ski instructors get it wrong. The two greatest concepts in skiing Tip the skis as much as you can from big toes and little toes. Do this by successfully unweighting the skis by moving the body over the skis usually in a rising up motion now extend legs reach with your toes and tip your skis. There is one presence and action that has happened in every ski turn in the last 150 years. At one moment in time the skis are clearly on the right side of your body at another moment the skis are clearly on the left side of the body. What is your analysis of how this happens. Drills are great other good concepts 4k likes aren't wasted.

    • Your skis and your body cross each other at transition. The two common transition types are Cross Over and Cross Under. Both can be used with both normal parallel turns and when carving. When carving it is easier since you just tip and turn and flex and extend with your legs. If you are performing regular skidded open parallel turns then you also need to up-un-weight. Or use bumps or terrain features or lift created by powder.

  • This is excellent.

  • I am best

  • Hasn't carving turns always been the goal? I was taught to carve turns in the 70's.

    • @Triggerboy62 I get what you mean.

    • Good point. I was also taught how to carve in the 80s but our gear was totally different. However, carving became the goal for the general public only after the new skis came out on the market and became popular in the early 2000. IMHO ofcourse :)

  • This video was absolute gold

  • Great video great footage

  • Nooooo no skiing this year ;(

    • Sorry to hear... keep spirit up :)

  • Finally! A coaching video by someone who understands the whole package and can describe, demonstrate, and teach it! Rare, especially from instructors with their roots in the American way of teaching.

  • Take the long way home *Country Music Starts Playing*

  • Watching this makes me even more exited for the ski season

  • Other carving videos are all show-offs. This is the real tutorial. Thank you!

  • Lol, I did all the cross fall/ line drills showed here in a Japanese ski video in 1999 which sold over 20,000 copies. Oh, and it was freestyle.

    • Wow, got a copy of it? It would be great to watch. Yes, in ski instruction we always used this approach: straight line in the fall line and then straight line cross the fall line. I've seen it in my mothers ski instructor manual from the 50s. It's great to be able to re-introduce it on carving skis.

  • Yet another excellent video, clear and relevant... i really like the "slow line fast" analogy which describes exactly how it feels (I've probably said this before 😁)..... 1 thing ... why not introduce the "flexing to release" (ur level3) right at the beginning in level 1? In many ways it simplifies things, just lift the downhill ski to same level as uphill ski and the turn initiates... keeps good compact body and overall much simpler... less is more! 😁 I have to 'fess up n say I'm a firm believer in Harald Harb 😁. Kiitos 👍

    • @Triggerboy62 hei! Thanks for ur swift reply! U work hard at explaining things really clearly... the feeling of the flexed release for me is like gravity has suddenly disappeared for just an instant and there is a moment of pause as the miracle of the turn almost happens without effort... seems a shame that recreational skiers aren't taught to at least aspire to this by the majority of ski schools... i totally accept CoM may rise n fall to some degree but when that flexed release is working there is a feeling of stillness in the upper body.... kiitos paljon... stay safe

    • Thanks for watching and for leaving a comment. You can start at level one with flex to release but I chose not to do so as it is a bit more advanced. Or lets say that it is not widely known outside the ski racing community even if HH teaches it right from the beginning. So I rank it as a bit higher. I find it sad that so many talented and advanced skiers and ski racers don't know this technique. Its like not knowing how to hit a modern forehand in tennis. Using LAG. One disclaimer with flex to release is that your CoM needs to move up and down even if you flex to release. If you want to ski like a pro or if you are a ski racer. For recreational skiers its all about having fun and being safe. Hope this helps :)

  • I’m a u-14 ski racer and how do you think my form is based on the picture. I’m looking for improvement

    • @Triggerboy62 thank you so much

    • Hi Zack and thanks for watching the video. You are looking great in that photo. You are nicely inclined into the turn as you approach the gate. Nicely set up for the next phase where you should straighten your shoulder line and angulate at your hip and pressure that outside ski. Main thing is you keep at it. If you look at Chris "My Story" video you can see that your biggest improvement comes suddenly and that is when you should put all in and go for it. If you have any questions I would be more that happy to answer. Here or email.

  • Growing up in Montana (usa) it was amusing hearing someone reference american double blacks as being something possible to groom. Typically here double-black means there is extreme terrain that's not avoidable (cliffs, double-faults with boulders, etc.) That's definitely not the case everywhere, as it varies so much by resort. Plenty of usa east coast mountains use 'double black' for runs you could ski backwards fairly easiy. Great video though! The above was just random musings :)

    • Hi and thanks for watching. Yes, I might not have used the word double black diamond in accordance with its original meaning. But ski resorts and PLthrow content creators like myself like to make things appear more spectacular than they might be in reality ;). Talking about steep slopes.... did you see this video: plthrow.info/my/wideo/xJl4g4yzpryommw.html

  • Learn things every time I watch this video 👍

  • Good tips. But you forgot the talk about most important , which is : to choose the right SKI .ie: radius, category of ski and the tuning

    • Thanks for watching and for leaving a comment. I had to leave out the section on what kind of carving skis for what purpose in order to keep the video at reasonable length. So I had it in mind but somewhere I had to draw the line. Thanks for pointing it out thou. This year I'm gonna try to make a video where I test different types of carving skis.

  • Wow! i likeyour videos a lot!!

  • Hi Tom! Glad to see your comments. I do have the same ski, 2020 Atomic Original World Cup. But boots are Fischer 170 flex cutted to 120 flex within Sidas yellow liner, cannot to use Atomic. So, what is the reason of yourself to use Dalbello boots?

    • Over the years I have chosen boots that fit my foot. Not so much going for a specific brand or color hahaha. I was in a pair of Nordica Dobermans when skiing with Blizzard skis. As the ski shop switched to Völkl I switched to Dalbello. But it was only because I was very creative. Initially they did not fit at all but after I switched the liner to an old Dobie liner they fitted great. I had some trouble with the plastic cracking and when waiting for new boots I bought a pair of Atomic Redsters. They did not suit me that well but it turned out the liner was perfect for the new Scorpions. Since then, that has been my combo. Third Dalbello Scorpion about to be replaced as soon as I get hold of a pair. Why don´t they give me a pair? I'm a great advertiser ;)

  • So thankful for this wonderful carving lesson you put together. I'll definitely incorporate these drills on my training days. I finally understood the concept of carving by the end of last season and this will help tremendously.

    • Hi, glad I could help and thanks for watching. I'm releasing the first three lessons as an independent video any time now. Planning on doing so with the others drills as well so that you can target your own level drills more easily out on the mountain for reference. Stay tuned. Also, congrats on learning how to carve. It is indeed one of the greatest discoveries in skiing since from now on you will also love the easier slopes, not just steeper and more difficult slopes.

  • Lovely! The leg-work reversal when gong from the second to the third level is exactly what I work on now. This though requires significantly more physical strength, has anybody noticed the same?

    • Yes, you are perfectly right. It is very tiring. I think I mentioned that in the video. It takes an incredible amount of strength to ski at Level 3. Just look at Chris making the back-flip burpies. That is the kind of physics he possesses. Just look at my "Secret move in ski racing" videos. If it doesn't wear you out you are not doing it correctly. Just look at every ski racer coming into the goal area, totally exhausted. Even at the interview after the run a few minutes later they are having difficulty breathing normally.

  • Buen trabajo chavalones 👍🏿

  • Good Music...

  • Excellent video

  • Fantastic instruction! Thank you!

  • God lessons and explanation. I am missing more detailed explanation and demonstration of carving turns on a very steep terrain.

    • @Triggerboy62 Thanks for suggested videos and your explanation. Agreed, no other way to ski really steep slopes then pivot entry of the turn.

    • Thank you for watching. Check out my video "Carve like a Boss" and "Line Selection". As I explained in the bonus lesson segment at the end its all about the pivot entry technique. Also skiing the "slow line fast" is good for steeps but if you want to ski really steep then you need to pivot entry your turns. If you have any more questions please ask.

  • Very good Tom. Where is it this place? Nices slopes for DEMO and lessons

    • Thanks and thanks for watching. We made most of the "nice" takes and demos at Levi in Finland. Super nice ski resort for this kind of training. As you can see, most of the time we are alone on the slope. Like having a private ski resort.

  • Excellent, and correct and all true, bravo!

  • So nice you 🌝explain step by step and simple 🌝

  • This is a great tutorial, very simply explained - thank you

  • Sorry but I'm going to be a dissenting opinion. I do not believe they are in the back seat. If you look from the side and line up their center of mass and centripetal force you'll see they are relatively centered, ahead of the rear binding then the upper body is projecting down hill while the legs are extending across the hill under them, the upper body is ahead of their skis then they can get a very early edge set. It's like skating downhill, you can acquire more speed from a stable platform and the back seat is not a stable platform. Devo Coach.

    • Right on, not in the back seat. Good analysis. Thanks :)

  • Where is this beautiful ski resort

    • @Finnan Atomic racing skis? Yes, great skis :)

    • Triggerboy62 okay thank you. Nice skis btw :)

    • For the most part filmed at Levi, Finland.

  • Will definitely try your tips this season)

  • How do you keep doing it if there are a lot of bumps on the track?

    • Riding a bumpy track is something we all have to battle at some point of our racing days. Guys like me pretty much always ski on a bumpy track. However, the technique is the same. Check out my "line selection" video for tips on how to ski a racing track and what line to take when and where.