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Ski Technique: How to Lose Your A-Frame

How to Lose Your A-Frame | Welove2ski
The classic A-frame posture.

What’s an A-Frame? I’ll tell you what an A-Frame is. It’s the knock-kneed,’dying for a pee’ idiot-pose that blights many people’s ski technique, that’s what. And unless you do something about it, it’ll hold back your on-piste skiing for years.

Check out the photograph above for an idea of what it looks like:

Why is skiing in this position a problem? Because if you ski like this you’ll have too much weight on your outside foot, your inside ski will be skidding not carving, and it’ll turning through a different arc from your outside ski, too. Your turns are going to be jerkier, less controlled, and less fluent as a result.

How do you fix the problem?

Well, for a start you can watch the video we shot with Dave Kamke of the Ski and Ride School in Breckenridge:

You can also check out our feature, “How to Ski Better on Pistes to generally help your ski technique. Then it’s time to get out onto the mountain and work, work, work at improving. Take a lesson, too. It’s worth every ounce of effort.

How to Lose Your A-Frame | Welove2ski
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About the author

Sean Newsom

As well as founding Welove2ski in June 2007, Sean has written about skiing and snowboarding in the British press for 28 years. For the last 20 of them, he’s also been the ski travel editor at The Sunday Times.

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