Barefoot skiing is one of the best sports in the world. However, that doesn’t make it the easiest. There are many ways beginner barefooters can sabotage their success on the water. But, if you follow these tips, you’ll be a knockout in no time. NOT USING THE RIGHT GEAR All the top barefoot skiers know this — a huge factor in being an amateur or more advanced barefooter is your suit. The fact is, high-quality suits are more comfortable and allow you to ski better AND faster, all while avoiding injury.You get what you pay for, whether it’s street clothes, athletic wear, or athletic gear. Paying a little more for a top tier wetsuit will keep you safe and pay off in the long run. Unlike their cheaper counterparts, high-barefoot suits protect you because they reduce the amount of friction your body experiences. With new confidence, you’ll safely be able to master advanced tricks without worrying about injury or falling. Our high-quality wet suits are available now for a discounted price. INCORRECT POSTURE Your form and posture is your foundation. If you’re at the beginning of your barefooting journey and you’re reading this, you have an advantage! Before you get improper posture ingrained, make sure your posture is correct. Remember: shoulders back, hips forward. This prevents falling and will help you be more comfortable on the water. NOT BREATHING The simple things make all the difference. And when you’re on the water, this is especially true. If you’re in the beginning stages of learning how to barefoot ski, you may forget to breathe sometimes. This is a mistake, and has a huge effect on your performance. Breathing properly will give you the proper energy and ability to think calmly. If you simply stop, take the time to breathe deeply and relax, you’ll notice a big difference in your barefoot skiing abilities. NOT PRACTICING Has it been awhile since you’ve practiced your barefooting technique? Like other sports, you’ll lose any momentum if you’re not regularly practicing. But here’s a secret you may not know— you can practice from the comfort of your own home! That’s right; you can improve your barefooting while on land. This is especially useful for those of you who live far from a lake or ocean. Our very own Lane ‘Dawg’ Bowers is available for a one-on-one lesson. He’ll provide specific tips and breakdown exactly what YOU need to do to upgrade your barefooting game. Don’t let quarantine get you down— virtual ski school is an awesome way to stay active while at home.