By keeping some basic guidelines in mind, you can learn how to ski on blades. Ski blades are shorter and wider than traditional skis, and also have rounded tips on both ends which further differentiate them from traditional skis. In order to achieve optimal results, it is essential that the learn the basics of skiing uphill, downhill, turning, and stopping. By obtaining the skill and technique necessary to perfect these components, you will have a greater sense of enjoyment on the slopes, as well as a greater sense of security. Try skiing on blades out today!
- Stand on your ski blades, making sure that feet are approximately a shoulder's width apart. Make sure that your knees are bent with your center of gravity centered over your pelvis.
- In order to propel yourself forward, move your legs back and forth in a scissor-like movement. When traveling uphill, make sure to keep the uphill blade about a length ahead of the other blade. This will enable you to maintain stability.
- When traveling downhill, bend at the waist with your knees bent and ankles flexed. Use your arms and hands to maintain balance.
- While turning, slide your inside foot roughly one foot in front of the opposite foot. Turn both feet slightly to the side with both blades to come to a complete stop.
- Practice with the blades until you feel you have gained the comfort and skill to use them successfully. Practicing regularly will allow for both the prevention of injury and a greater sense of enjoyment.