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A new year a new hope

Hello all, another season of glorious snow sports. I got my board, boots, bindings from last season and got to break them in this year. The first trip wasn't so great but the second trip I got lessons again and that helped plus I checked out snowprofessor.com. That sight had a good explanation on how to properly execute turns by moving your feet and knees whilst keeping everything else in still. The visuals helped a lot since they focused in on what it looks like to turn. So the last few trips I spent working on that and it paid off yesterday at Togakushi resort in Nagano. The resort has a great section to learn proper boarding techniques as the sloop is about a mile wide and so gradual that you don't pick up much speed. I was able to focus on my executed in detail and see where I was making errors. My turns came out great' however, I still have an issue with speed and narrow trails. I get a bit nervous and default to falling leaf but I'm getting better at forcing myself to carve. Once you get this down it feels so natural. If you have skied then you know what I'm talking about when you. Move from snow plowing to parralle ski placement. Im falling less spectacularly and more in control. It always seems like the seasons ends right when you get your mojo going. I've got 2 more trips planned and possibly a few after that. We shall see how my schedule works out.  I got more video to post and I'll do that if I ever get around to editing the footage.

ej

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