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BTW, the fridge drill teaches all of this, with the notable exception of Ted's hands moving forward after the shoulders and the rest of his body has moved into the new turn.

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BTW, the fridge drill teaches all of this, with the notable exception of Ted's hands moving forward after the shoulders and the rest of his body has moved into the new turn.



Your fridge drill is freaking amazing, along with SD72's suggestion to start everything with the ankles.

 

I've been owning arcs like it's my job (not that I didn't before, but now in a nice new angulated way).

 

A whole new kind of skiing has been unlocked with a quiet upper body, and stable turns.  After doing this for a few days, I have been able to "feel" proper lateral balance, something that was definitely lacking before.

 

I'm yet to try any of this in gates, but I look forward to that.

 

 

I don't know if it is my new technique, my booster straps, or my Intuition liners, but now if I accidentally get aft I immediately notice it and can correct it.  It's like aft is totally out of the equation, it's pretty nice (not that that was such a problem as of late, but it's still nice).

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Been out on the hill the last few days VS but I want to share an idea about inclination and angulation. Here is a montage of Ligety.liget-bc-2006-gs-2.jpg

 

I've posted it many times but for different reasons. Notice from frame four to six his hips unfold and follow the shoulders into the new turn. He hangs onto the angulation he developed by frame three even though he is un-tipping the skis. Somewhere around frames one and five he is totally inclinated but as the turn develops he uses angulation and hangs onto it through the transition to the next strong shaping phase. It allows him to release the shoulders into the new turn well ahead of releasing the skis into the new turn. This idea is the conerstone of the dual paths concept where the body and the skis travel along seperate paths and each releases at a different point in the turn. BTW, the dual paths idea isn't limited to FIS racers and above. It occurs in the beginner corral but over a much smaller RoM.  



 

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