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Lesson 2: How to Use Your Poles to Ski Moguls

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Pole plants may seem like a rudimentary skill to discuss when it comes to mogul skiing, until you realize how essential pole planting is in this type of terrain. You have no chance in bumps if you don’t know when and where to plant your poles.

As Glen Plake says, “You can’t make a turn without a pole plant, and you can’t make a pole plant without a turn.” That’s true of any type of skiing, but especially true in moguls. In this video, Glen demonstrates why pole plants are important, outlines how to get your timing right, and talks about how to use pole plants to stabilize your upper body instead of encouraging excess movements.

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