Originally Posted by Vitamin Ski
In my question for achieving angulation, would it be OK to hip-dump (as heluvaskier calls it), or at least is hip-dumping better than banking?
I don't mean to bring boots into this again, but when the boot cuff comes up as high as it does on my leg, it is tough to get much ankle-action into things. So, I'm just wondering if hip-dumping is at least better than banking. Skidude's advice works, but it feels laborious and very "slow." JASP's advice is great, but I don't know how much ankle-action is involved.
By the way, is banking OK to do just for fun? Think about a stand-up roller coaster... all the turns in those that are fun are 100% banking.
I am not sure if one bad form of skiing is better then another....but "probably" hip dumping is better then banking. I base that off of the fact many instructors "hip dump"...dont know too many beyond L1 that just bank.
Your boot hieght is irrelevant, and has nothing to do withh angulation. However if you over did your Intuitions, and now have a vice grip fit you wont be able to pronate the foot in the boot, and skiing well wont be possible. The reason they put pads on the inner ankle etc is to enable pronation. You can try skiing with your top 2 buckles 1 notch looser...see how it goes. Might work....might not.
Often when things "feel slow"....that is good. When you feel "slow" that means you are top of it...if it feels "fast", chances are its becuase you are "late" the whole time. I can ski very fast GS...but the moves all feel slow.
As for labourous...I would also say that is good...this is something new, so for awhile at least, it will feel somewhat akward and forced.
Is it ok to "bank" just for fun? No. You need to check the laws in your state, but here it is a $83 dollar fine.