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Clues and quick tips to fore aft balance

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Not to sidetrack the other thread on fore-aft balance and foot sensations, I thought I would share a tip, Let's start a list of quick tips and clues.

 

Tip 1:

Have the drops from your dripping nose fall on the toe-piece of your binding, or make that where they would drip if you had a runny nose.

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Get the big picture. Focus on terrain,ect. far enough in front of you so you can adjust to it.

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Tony Knows how to ski!

 

(Align Toes, Knees and Nose)

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"A pinch in the back means you aren't an inch back."

 

When I start a run, I move my hips forward (open) until I feel a slight pinch (even the word pinch is taking some liberties) in my lower back at the waist line.  If that is there, I'm forward and my hips are open. Maybe this (the pinch) works because of my age.  All I know is I can tell I'm forward by that and it is best to not start reward.

 

I also make sure my heels are against the back of my boots.  I just scoot my heels back as I start forward.

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Not to sidetrack the other thread on fore-aft balance and foot sensations, I thought I would share a tip, Let's start a list of quick tips and clues.

 

Tip 1:

Have the drops from your dripping nose fall on the toe-piece of your binding, or make that where they would drip if you had a runny nose.

 

This is a great tip as it works as a reference in a static positon standing across the slope or dynamically where inertial forces will cause the drip to align with our balance axis.  In other words the snot will be thrown toward the outside of the turn because of it's inertia and consequently should probably drop a bit toward the outside of our feet as the nose is not near our CoM but above it by a fair distance.  Now if we were going to pee a bit.... oh never mind!

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