A skier is going to compensate within the first couple feet, a fraction of a second, no problem, but it IS compensating and that is what I'm saying. this is not about being able, it's about great sensations coming from the skis. (#19)
Originally Posted by oldschoolskier
So do I, and the reason is you know what neutral is on your skis because of this exercise. You naturally compensate for the irregularities by t
he feel of the first 20ft of side slip.
This exercise is soooooo under rated.
This said, most of you can ski crap edges and not blink an eye, but good edges make it fun, great edges lose that 0.01 seconds on a run for that aah moment.
I start with drills as well, to warm up, often a "noodle drill", a bunch of small turns on a low angle slope. If the tail of one ski is dull from major gouges, it is highly apparent, one could say: "highly sucks". none of this is a big deal, of course, it's the between season and I'm waiting around for surgery like everyone else who didn't want to miss any skiing, haha!
Originally Posted by vsirin
This is one on which I have to disagree Dave. I do a Pivot Slip drill early EVERY ski day where I go straight, pivot, side slip 20 feet at the top of an icy diamond. I release, pivot, and re-engage the opposite edge maybe 4 or 5 times staying in a narrow (ski width) corridor, I have done this with a gouged (but smoothed) edge on one ski and not the other and have never had to compensate.
Edited by davluri - 6/5/12 at 9:24am