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Carv ski instruction

ActiveGal

Diva in Training
I have the Carv ski program (founding member) and usually ski in the Free Ski mode. Any Divas here have a favorite mode you like to ski in?

Also, has anyone upgraded from the original inserts to the latest ones? What differences have you noticed from what you had to the latest version?
 

Calinca

Certified Ski Diva
Hi, I'm a founding member as well and have the new inserts as they were thinner and I have some bootfiting issues. I found always I've had strange readings in these, regarding the forward and after balance. In the meantime the new inserts had some connections problems, so last year I couldn't really evaluate them properly. They shipped me new ones. So will only try them on late January on my next ski trip and will let you know.
Don't really have a fav training mode, as I'm skying with my husband most time, and just let carve run in free mode and check it later. I found it's something to use more when you are skying solo.
Will be great tho hear everyone feedback as well :-)
 

mzapsCO

Certified Ski Diva
Sadly, I’m not a founding member, but I just got Carv this season. I’ve been skiing with free ski mode so far, and even just from the tips I get on the chairlift, my skiing has improved some.
 

blueskysunnyday

Angel Diva
I’d love to hear more from Carv users. I just received Carv for Christmas and used it at Snowshoe, WV, but there is no cell service on the slopes there (National Quiet Zone, I think). So I don’t think I really was able to access all of the features. All I could do was free ski. What else should I be looking for? What is most useful. I DID learn I am a below-average skier
 

leia1979

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
@blueskysunnyday I just got Carv for my birthday last month (my husband got one for himself, too). We both use it in free ski mode only and compare stats at lunch. I have no interest in audio feedback. I had some running shoes that could do that, and I found it super annoying.

It does suggest drills to try based on your abilities. I haven't tried that yet.
 

snoWYmonkey

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
I have never used the system but I am curious if you can set it to analyze different turn style or just for carved turns? I ask because I am a bit at a loss as to how I would dissect a stivot, a schmeared bump turn in steeps, or for example a powder turn. Each of these is a valid advanced level turn with edging and timing and pressure and fore aft balance that will differ dramatically from the standard carved turn, which is itself a fairly expert level turn compared to basic skidded turn that most intermediates through advanced skiers use.

I know of one instructor that uses the product, but not sure if he does so for himself or for his students,
 

leia1979

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
@snoWYmonkey Going by the feedback it gives me, I believe it's encouraging me towards a traditional carved turn. I'm not really at carving yet, but it gives me things like percentage in parallel versus snowplow, so I think it's also capable of understanding the needs of those beginner turns but no idea about more advanced turn styles.

I attached a couple screenshots so you can see what it looks like for someone doing skidded parallel turns. I like using it to track my progress more than anything. It's nice to get little notifications of things like being more parallel, increased edge angle, etc. I sometimes feel like I've plateaued (even with lessons, which this absolutely doesn't replace), and it's encouraging to see data that says I'm improving.
 

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ActiveGal

Diva in Training
I’d love to hear more from Carv users. I just received Carv for Christmas and used it at Snowshoe, WV, but there is no cell service on the slopes there (National Quiet Zone, I think). So I don’t think I really was able to access all of the features. All I could do was free ski. What else should I be looking for? What is most useful. I DID learn I am a below-average skier
I ski at Snowshoe and haven’t had any problems with my Carv’s so long as your blue tooth is on should be ok.
 

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