GOODESkier Posted May 29, 2014 Share Posted May 29, 2014 I realized last weekend, that it was really stupid to wait until now to start skiing AWSA tournaments. I kept thinking I needed to be able to run 35' OFF to get started. HOW STUPID. I should have been skiing them the last 2 years when I couldn't run 22' OFF! My biggest regret is that I lost lots of time worrying about skiing well, and missed out on the wealth of knowledge and experience available in AWSA and it's membership! INT is a valuable resource as well and I am finding lots of the AWSA guys have an INT background. Quick shout out to @richarddoane @robscholl-OF for helping me get started this past weekend. GREAT group of people involved. If you are at all interested in skiing a course and progressing, I recommend the following: 1. Get on a ski and binding set up that works for you. Something that offers a solid platform for where you are and allows some room for growth. 2. Have someone knowledgeable watch you ski and dial in your ski for your current ability/style. Even if you posted video here and asked for help. You'll get some people that are genuinely interested in helping you ski better! 3. Take a lesson or two from someone better than you. Get a coaching from someone you respect. 4. Ski every INT and AWSA tournament you can. AND TALK TO EVERY SKIER YOU CAN! SURROUND YOURSELF WITH PEOPLE BETTER THAN YOU ARE! INT was a great was to get started, but I wish I had been doing BOTH! If I had followed this advice sooner, I know I would be rounding more balls! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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