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2 Arches in your foot

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Recently I have discovered that there are 2 distinct arches in the foot. Your main arch and a second arch between the toes and the ball of your foot. Utilizing both of these results in a higher performance turn,duh. Just wanted to share that.biggrin.gif I never claimed to be an expert so I might be talking out my neck. Could some of the pros elaborate on this.

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There are medial and lateral longitudinal arches as well as a transverse arch--some would say several transverse arches.  The only importance of this information for skiing as far as I know is that focusing on the arches of the foot while skiing correlates highly with skiing into trees.

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We have an article on the subject: The Foot and Its Role in Skiing

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There are medial and lateral longitudinal arches as well as a transverse arch--some would say several transverse arches.  The only importance of this information for skiing as far as I know is that focusing on the arches of the foot while skiing correlates highly with skiing into trees.

Why only in the trees? Transverse and longitudinal arches make sense,that would cover all angles.

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We have an article on the subject: The Foot and Its Role in Skiing


Thanks no mention of the Toes.

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The tripod-like arrangement is the most efficient for adapting to irregular surfaces. It also permits the load on the foot to be directed towards either the ball of the large toe or ball of the small toe in order to counter the forces of a surface sloped across the long axis of the foot. If the foot rolls about its long axis towards point 2 the load will increase on the ball of the large toe. If the foot rolls about its long axis towards point 3 the load will increase on the ball of the small toe. In conjunction with this loading the axis of the ankle (and leg) will rotate towards the load through the action of the sub talar joint. The grey bar on the hindfoot represents the axis of the ankle.

Big toe-little toe. 

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Why only in the trees? Transverse and longitudinal arches make sense,that would cover all angles.

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There are medial and lateral longitudinal arches as well as a transverse arch--some would say several transverse arches.  The only importance of this information for skiing as far as I know is that focusing on the arches of the foot while skiing correlates highly with skiing into trees.


OldGoat said "INTO" trees, not in the trees.
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