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How To Ski the Different Models: All-Mountain Cruiser

How To Ski the Different Models: All-Mountain Cruiser

By Stu Campbell
posted: 02/04/2005

Build A Close Relationship
An All-Mountain Cruiser ski wants two things: to stay on edge and to be skied smoothly. Abrupt movements can upset it. AMC skis are designed for versatility, so try a wide variety of turn shapes and sizes. Take them up to speed so you understand their performance envelope. And patience is all-important: Don't muscle an AMC ski. It would rather do the work for you. Stand tall with a narrow stance (feet slightly closer than shoulder-width). Be smooth and fluid. Turn often, minimizing the time you spend on the ski's flat base.

Watch Out For:

  • Overexertion
    AMC skis can be easily overpowered if they're skied too fast or too aggressively.
  • Tough terrain
    Though they're terrific on moderate pitches and in friendly bumps, AMC skis may fail when things get truly gnarly or steep.
  • Variable snow
    An AMC ski will be happiest on groomed, smooth snow. Ice is no problem, just don't venture too far off-piste.
    Click the slideshow below for a lesson.

    Sept. 2004

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