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Tune Up Tip: Get a Grip On Hardpack

Tune Up Tip: Get a Grip On Hardpack
Get a Grip On Hardpack
Keep your ankles rolling to stay connected with the slope.

There are two likely explanations for skis that slip, skid or chatter down a fall line. One is poorly tuned edges. The other is inaccurate body movements, especially in your ankles. To make the most of your skis’ shape, keep their edges engaged with the snow throughout the turn by rolling your ankles over your active edges. “The key is pressuring the inside edge of the outside ski,” says instructor Andy Docken.

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