Mono ski

Started by Olly123456789 in Ski Technique - 20 Replies

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Olly123456789 posted Nov-2009

I bought a mono ski in val cenis and i had a go at it a few times but it was a hell of a lot harder than i first thought it was.

I was wondering weather any of you have used one and if you have any tips for me.

Bandit
reply to 'Mono ski'
posted Nov-2009

Not used one, but seen plenty over the years, particularly in Les Arcs. Seems harder to use than skis, to make a turn folks seem to have their weight back and push the tail down the slope with a movement from the hips, keeping their legs fairly straight.

Quite rare now, expect folks to point and stare if you take it out )

Olly123456789
reply to 'Mono ski'
posted Nov-2009

That is sort of why i bought it as it was a bit different but i thought it would be a bit easier than it was.

But don't think that it has beaten i will learn to use it just any help will be amazing.

Trencher
reply to 'Mono ski'
posted Nov-2009

So apparently monoskis are like downhill skis, everything has changed. I hope you bought a newer carvable monoski. That ugly technique that bandit referred to is no longer necessary....They can carve



Trencher
because I'm so inclined .....

Pablo Escobar
reply to 'Mono ski'
posted Nov-2009

Still looks ugly to me. There are some clips of Shane Mcconkey on a monoski and he is fairly good.

Trencher
reply to 'Mono ski'
posted Nov-2009

Pablo Escobar wrote:Still looks ugly to me. There are some clips of Shane Mcconkey on a monoski and he is fairly good.


Looks a lot better than it used to. I don't really see the point though, as monoskis seem to have all the disadvantages of an alpine snowboard, and none of the advantages. The inability to fully angulate because the feet are fixed together is always going to be a draw back. Still, it's like Telemark skiing, it's another challenge.

Trencher

because I'm so inclined .....

Pablo Escobar
reply to 'Mono ski'
posted Nov-2009

Trencher wrote:
Pablo Escobar wrote:Still looks ugly to me. There are some clips of Shane Mcconkey on a monoski and he is fairly good.


Looks a lot better than it used to. I don't really see the point though, as monoskis seem to have all the disadvantages of an alpine snowboard, and none of the advantages. The inability to fully angulate because the feet are fixed together is always going to be a draw back. Still, it's like Telemark skiing, it's another challenge.

Trencher



Bandit
reply to 'Mono ski'
posted Nov-2009

Thanks Trencher, the board looks like a swallowtail? It does look like fun

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