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Old 08-14-2007, 06:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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use a racer tuck!!! Here are the most important points you should remember!!!

1. IF you are a novice this is not for you. There is nothing worse than the dreaded pizza wedge gaper tuck, with the poles sticking up.

2. The poles should not stick up in back.

3. Dont lean too far forward

4. Do this on a trail that preferably does not have crossovers, as these could be dangerous

Have fun!!
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Old 09-05-2007, 10:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Thanks for the tips. Do you have a blog or any websites with further tips by chance? If it's not permissible to post anything like that here, PM is fine
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Properly waxed skis will help generate good speed.
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Hmmm! I can never ski fast enough when I race. Tucking does not make you ski fast. (it will help reduce wind or air resistance, but for now, forget it.) Skis move the fastest downhill when they are angled on the inside edges of both skis so that they carve round turns on the snow surface. Speed can be increased by applying pressure to your edges (tips thru mid section). On the shaped skis, the fastest way down hill is a carved turn where the edges of both skis are angled in the direction that you want to turn, carving a nice round turn rather than straight lining down the slope. Weight should be forward, not in the back seat.
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Getting into a tuck will help you generate speed..as it reduces wind resistance.
And yes, a properly carved turn will create more speed than simply riding straight down the fall line.
There are many factors the create high speeds. More surface area (i.e. longer skies) will be faster than shorter skies. This is why beginners start on short ski, that and shorter skis are easier to turn.
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