BECOME A PRO SKISKATER
How to Learn Skiskating?
And we reply: "Not really, it is actually pretty easy. It is the same as learning to ski or skate. It takes some time but you will definitely have a lot of fun."
1. Body Position
The key is to keep the front-back balance. Keep your legs at about shoulder width and slightly bend your knees to have a better balance. You can also place one foot in front of the other and lean the upper part of your body forward to increase your stability during the ride.
2. Weight Distribution
Don’t place your weight over your toes as you would with skis, because you will fall. Instead, place your weight over the middle or back of your feet. However, if you’re skiing backward, place your weight over your toes and keep your heels slightly lifted.
You can stop the same way you stop with your skis or skates. However, stopping is a little bit more difficult with Snowfeet so distribute your weight evenly over both feet to make you stop easier and slower.
The best way to start your ride is to skate like a hockey player. Snowfeet are best on groomed slopes and trails. Avoid steep slopes and deep powder. If you need to slow down, simply use a heel brake. Using a ski lift is pretty much the same as with skis.
Learn the Tricks
More Pro Tips:
1. Edges and Base
In case you want to tune the metal edges, use a special handy tuner or have the edges tuned in a ski service shop. You will probably cut parts of the plastic material during the tuning process, but that’s ok because it has an insignificant effect on using Snowfeet on the snow. We recommend tuning mainly the base edges.
Keep the metal edges dry after each use to prevent them from rusting. You can also wipe the edges using oil before storage.
All skis need to be waxed and Snowfeet are no exception. Wax the base regularly to prevent snow from sticking to the base and to make Snowfeet even faster.
To avoid hassle on the slopes, take your time and adjust the bindings at the comfort of your home, using a screwdriver and a shoe you are going to wear. We recommend waterproof shoes that fix your ankle firmly. Snowboard boots seem to be the best option for ski slopes, but if you take Snowfeet on a hike or just to have fun on a ski slope or sledding hill, winter shoes are the most practical choice.
4. Small Shoes
For people with small shoe size, we recommend using snowboard boots to make sure Snowfeet fit perfectly. You can also select a different hole on both the toe and the ankle strap and easily adjust the bindings using a screwdriver. Then if necessary cut off the remaining part of the strap.
5. Extra Straps
With the Snowfeet II model, you can use the extra straps. Just replace the front toe straps if you use large snowboard boots and the original toe straps are too short.