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    Yourski Special: A perfect ski trip, Setting Goals

    So you want to go skiing, and there is nothing that would make you reject this idea? There are beautiful pictures of mountains, snow and skis in your head? Great! You already have some motivation. However, you can quickly get demotivated by questions such as "should I book a hotel room or buy plane/train tickets first", "who should go there with me", "where do I go and why exactly there" and many others. Let's clarify all the most essential things.

    Ski Test: Atomic Redster G7

    Today we are looking at the junior model in the Atomic's new series for giant slalom - Redster G7. Let's compare it to the other models in the series and with its peers in the beginners' giant slalom.

    Ski testing is the process of a model's detailed comparison with some imaginary standard. In giant slalom's case, such standard should be a ski which is stable at high speed, variable in terms of skiing tempo and grasping at both hard and soft snow. None of these qualities matches with Redster's G7 characteristics.


    On-Piste Skiing: Parallel Skiing

    Now you already know how to control the speed, do snowplough turns with a transition to parallel movement of skis. Now you can move on to the next stage of development of your ski technique. Let's look at the full parallel skis turn without the snowplough.


    On-Piste Skiing: First parallel ski turns

    If you can move along a predetermined path in the snowplough by shifting the body weight to the outside ski or changing the angle of skis, it's time for you to move on to the parallel skiing.


    On-Piste Skiing: The Scraper

    When you have learned to ski in a position of the snowplough you can ski in this position as long as you want. However, as you practice more and more, you begin to see that your skis become parallel themselves. Instead of waiting for a long time you can practice skiing on parallel skis right away after mastering the snowplough.


    On-Piste Skiing: The Mill

    This basic skiing tutorial features a new exercise called "The Mill". It will further improve your turning skills


    On-Piste Skiing: Your first turns

    This Basic On-Piste Skiing Tutorial presents a new exercise that will help you to make your first ski turns.


    On-Piste Skiing: Speed control in the snowplough

    This tutorial focuses on the snowplough movements, which will add dynamics to your first downhill experience.


    On-Piste Skiing: First Snowplough Movements

    Your main task at this stage of learning how to ski is to control the ski when using the snowplough. To achieve this you have to feel and understand how our actions affect the interaction between the ski and the slope.


    On-Piste Skiing: The Snowplough

    In the first part of our basic on-piste skiing tutorial we will learn the first skiing position called "the snowplough".