Barefoot Skiing - Backward Ski Boarding


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There are three simple steps for Backward Ski Boarding −

  • Lay on your belly and control the slip

  • Passing from the slip to backwards barefooting area

  • Turn while skiing forward

Lay on your belly and control the slip

  • Accede onto belly and lock your ankles on the bottom of the rope. Locate the helve between two legs and catch it with the hands.

  • Drift on your back and go to a deep exhalation and acquiesce. Keep your body, arm, and leg in a perpendicular position.

  • The coachman should take out from water in a nice way.

  • The water edges are breaking all over your knee. The speed will be 10-12 mph.

  • You should push your chest against water which will help you to breathe.

  • You should stay fixed on your belly, as it will help you for jumping and controlling your balance. Once you are fit on this point, take out your feet from the rope and bend your leg.

Control the Slip
  • Dislocate your toes back towards ankles which are more important, otherwise they will go in a row

  • Bend in exterior 45-degree angle. Now you can move into water gently a little wider then hips width. One foot at a time in hooked and obtaining the feeling of water touch.

  • Once you are fit on the accurate position of water, you can stretch your feet.

  • You should not drive against the water and twist your toes down.

You should be able to ride for 30 second once you are set on both the feet. If you can’t control, you are not allowing to rotate your feet. You will not be getting any points if you pull in your arm.

Passing from the slip to backwards bare footing area

The most important factor you will need to know is Break.

  • A break is allowing your hips to push upward to the sky and pushing your chest and chin down.

  • When you break and feel your upper body lifting you, start to pull your leg closer which will help you to stand. Rotate your feet and knee inwards.

  • The most important agent in breaking point is to wait and allow the boat to do the work.

Bare Footing Area
  • At no point during this stage, you should try lifting your body or head and try to stand. Most people don’t bother to wait and that is bad.

  • Rotate your feet inward and push your hips upward till you feel the water on your chin. You should continue on bending knees.

Turn while skiing forward

You have to keep focus and keep yourself in a solid position. If you maintain this, you are in backward bare footing.

  • Your knee should bend into an athletic position with your arm straight and glued to your butt.

  • If the handle is far from the butt, you will be pulled out over the back mush easier.

  • If you are accelerating all over, get off those toes and ski flat on your feet and use the whole surface around yourself. Your feet will allow you to float in water, rather than pushing the water.

  • If the boom is not high enough, it will make it harder for the skier to get up. The bigger boom will make it inflexible for the skier to put his feet in the water. He might end up dumping them into the water. The boom should take a seat around the skier height when the skier is in backward position.

Skiing Forward

The driver speed depends upon the size of skier and should not exceed 28-32mph. If the skier is not in correct position, he can face difficulties.

  • Planning stage − If bouncing occurs at 10-12 mph speed, then you are going too fast.

  • Standing speed − It depends upon the weight of skier. Most people up to 200lbs will be able to do backward bare footing at no more than 32mps. The speed will increase after several miles of travel on their feet. Do not try to go back on one foot. It should be done on shoe skis.

  • Ending the pass − When the skier is going forward, he cannot see the end of turn. At this situation, the skier has to move straight forward. The skier should know the end point and should take some time without losing speed suddenly.



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