Ive been reading some of the threads here and there is some great advice.
Some of it has cleared up some questions I had but Id like to be sure of that.
In short Ive been skiing all my life old school, feet together, push the pedals.
Ive been watching people doing the edged turns for a few season but never though it worth changing, then one day this guy blasts past me on the edges down a fairly steep run in arc turns.
Anyway the guy was about 75 yo, and what occured to me is that his technque was probably less demanding on the older body than my old way and seems to make more use of the skis.
I did a few runs with him copying his style and thought it relaxing to ski like that, and a really positive edge.
It feels like a race bike.
So watched a few videos to get some pointers and applied that last season here and its going well enough, I think but not sure.
Ive had this issue of steming into turns and reading some advice here I am thinking the problem I have is that I am pushing my inside foot wat too far forward, a relic of old ski style and that is causing the problem.
Also putting some effort into keep the feet appart more but may be overdoing it a bit.
Ive got a pile of POV video facing front and backwards, Ive only got one where another person I wearing it following me.
This one is mild comedy with my budy wearing the cam and doing his usual throw everything at it method to keep up. (He resists all instructions)
Im the skier ahead of him the the blue parka black pants so it shows me skiing from behind at various point in the video..
Last run Im turning in the inside ski only for a bit to try and get the inside leg working independently more and steering.
View from behind looks ok but maybe legs are too far appart I suspect
Then in bumps they are back together and I tend to revert to the old way of bumps, got vid of that too.
Front view the tips are visible, but rear view the tracks dont seem to show smear in the trails id expect with steming so not its not making sense to me.
Also see my inside knee a lot and thats why I suspect Im shoving the inside foot forward too much.
Not sure if those views are of any use.
Edited by PolePlanted - 2/23/12 at 2:34am