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tacosupreme 03-16-2005 2:01 PM

First, this Michigan winter is killing me. It is March 16th and it was 18 degrees this morning. <BR> <BR>Question on which foot forward everybody is. When I board I'm right foot forward but when I ski I'm left foot forward. I'm getting better but I still really plow with my back foot and it slows down my off side turn. I was thinking about switching my feet this year. <BR> <BR>Has any who has skied for years tried switching their stance? Do you think there is any merit to it? <BR> <BR>Second question is for tricking. When starting on 1 trick ski do you have your back foot in or out?

peachman 03-16-2005 2:19 PM

When people ask me what foot to put forward in a slalom ski, I give then a shove backwards and whatever foot they step back with is the foot I tell them to put forward. You might give that a try, course you might hop backwards with both feet! ;) <BR> <BR>Good luck, <BR>JT

jmunday 03-21-2006 7:48 PM

im right foot foward. and right handed (dont know if that has anything to do with it) I have been skiing for about 8 or 10 years and i tried my left foot foward once, it didnt work so well so i stick with my right foot

bbeach 03-22-2006 8:46 AM

RFF <BR>NO <BR>Back foot in!

tacosupreme 03-23-2006 11:43 AM

Wow this thread is alive? Well it's good to see that the weather is much different from last year. March 22nd 32 degrees! Almost double from last year! <BR> <BR>I actually took lessons last year. The best way I could describe it is the only way I could have been doing more wrong is if I had the ski on backwards. Anyone looking to progress should take lessons. Good times. And I tried switching feet. Dumb. <BR> <BR>Here's where it gets weird though. Board - Goofy RFF. Slalom - LFF. Trick - RFF. Man I'm messed up. <BR> <BR>

dcranium 03-28-2006 6:47 PM

Can't imagine switching stance on a ski (LFF). As I ride more it's easier to go switch, but as a long time skier that LFF stance takes a long time to change when riding switch for any W2W jumps.


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