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Common beginner problem:
Can turn in only one direction

: Problem solving
Level: Beginner
Author: Kobus Reyneke

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If you're leaning too much to one side, you can get two-footed with the help of the following tips:
  •  Make sure the terrain isn't too steep--try something less ambitious.
  • Remove some of your fear by skiing on a beginner slope with a natural run out at the bottom.
  • Make sure you distribute your weight equally between legs.
  • Don't lean to the inside as the turn develops--you're not on a bicycle!
  • Traverse with the "weak" leg on the downhill side--this will strengthen the lazy or uncooperative leg.
  • Try to always stop with the weak leg on the downhill side.

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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