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    Quote Originally Posted by jclose8 View Post
    On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the most sarcastic? Around 7 or 8.

    And why would anyone want to post real advice for you? You obviously don't want it.
    I actually DO, jclose. Please reread my reply to sherman (the last part).

    I actually would prefer specific advice to backseat allegations.

    I don't disagree I find my tail from time to time. I do disagree it is the end of the world.

    I believe I had a successful demo day, and a lot of fun.


    With that being said, I am curious as to how a short person like me can find the "front seat"


    Proof I take advice from people... I've been skiing on one ski a few runs each day this season. I'll see if I can dig up the POV video to prove it.
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    Wink

    Yoopers have raised sarcasm to an art form. I know first hand. I used to be married to one.

    It's a skill that is developed over generations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by villaski View Post
    With that being said, I am curious as to how a short person like me can find the "front seat"
    Short has nothing to do with being in the backseat, my wife is 5ft 2.

    Getting your hands out in front of you rather than rowing your poles from the side would be a good first step. Other things would be looking at how stiff your boots are, you may not have the power to flex them enough to keep you forward.

    Best advice is to have a ski instructor or race instructor who is standing right beside you give you some tips. I took a race clinic at WP last year and the guy was able to point out half a dozen things I was doing wrong in the first 15 minutes.

    Trying to pick up the quarter is an excercise that really exagerates getting forward.

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    Yoga works too -

    Don't laugh............

    ............I started doing yoga last year, and it really helped my flexibility and my ability to get forward.

    JMHO
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    Alrighty... here is one place I caught some mad air. It was to have fun, and to have a mid-air pivot of the gentle giants on my feet. I love what can be done with Bushwackers.





    Here, we see good angulation in carves. Full contact...




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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer X View Post
    Yoga works too -

    Don't laugh............

    ............I started doing yoga last year, and it really helped my flexibility and my ability to get forward.

    JMHO
    Good advice and a new niche my wife should explore - she's a RYT -certified yoga instructor. I've never been able to get myself to do it on a regular basis, but it has been great for rehabbing injuries.
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    Let's not jump to any conclusions till there's third-person video.


    Also, my backseat skiing was partly intentional due to the slushy crud. So if I was indeed in the backseat, then good! Because I wanted to be.

    No Way no how did I want to be font-seat that day and run risk of hookup and crash.
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    My wife (the current one) is big proponent of Yoga and has dragged me to a few sessions. Inevitably I'll come out of there feeling more sore than when I went in. Same thing for massages. Only had a few but I always go into them feeling better than afterwards.

    Back to technique. I'm not a coach (I don't even play one on TV) but I try to focus on two things to keep from getting in the back seat: Maintaining pressure on the boot tongues and making a concerted effort to really extend my inside arm forward (the one closest to the gate).
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    Quote Originally Posted by patmoore View Post
    Inevitably I'll come out of there feeling more sore than when I went in.
    And you should, it can be quite a workout - even though it sure doesn't look like one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jclose8 View Post
    On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the most sarcastic? Around 7 or 8.

    And why would anyone want to post real advice for you? You obviously don't want it.
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