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Common beginner problem:
Cannot maintain wedge

: Problem solving
Level: Beginner
Author: Kobus Reyneke

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You try but your skis just seem to slide back to a parallel relationship, which launches you straight down the hill. Try these possible solutions:
  • Make sure you're not leaning back--your shins should always touch lightly against the tongues of your boots. Also keep your arms well in front of you.
  •  Practice getting your skis into a wedge while standing still--notice how your ski's tails move out and the tips move in. You are simply pivoting the skis around your legs.
  •  Make sure you distribute your weight equally between both legs--while stationary, rock left and right and then settle into an even distribution of weight on each leg.

Work on these exercises:
(Click on the first exercise, work through it, then come Back here to do the others in sequence)

Print this out for future reference and remember to have fun!

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