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Preventing ankle from rolling under my ski

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Several times while skiing down hill, my ankle starts to roll under my ski. I haven't figured out exactly what happens - seems like my body weight is trying to go down the fall line but my ski edge is a little more traverse and the edge catches the snow, and then my ankle starts to roll under my ski.


Doesn't happen often, but I don't like it because it makes me nervous that I might fall and sprain or break something.


Was wondering if this has happened to anyone else and what are the techniques to prevent it. Or, if my description isn't very clear (It's not as I don't know exactly what is happening), if anyone has suggestions on what to pay attention to next time so I can try to figure it out.


Thanks

post #2 of 12

How does one's ankle roll in a rigid ski boot? Very odd.

post #3 of 12

If I understand correctly, it sounds like your stance is very narrow. Try keep your skis farther apart so they can get up on edge and your outside boot doesn't interfere with the inside edge of your inside ski.

post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by Toecutter View Post

How does one's ankle roll in a rigid ski boot? Very odd.

 

I read the OP, and it might be that his inside ski  is getting trapped under his outside ski.    Sort of like what is decribed here: http://www.epicski.com/t/51002/the-re-emergence-of-boot-top-spiral-fractures

 

   If he's in relatively loose boots, that might feel like 'rolling' the inside ankle is the cause.   Of course, it is entirely possible that compensating for relatively loose boots is why he might have a lot of weight on the inside foot.

 

Or, it might be something else entirely.  

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Originally Posted by Montana Skier View Post

Several times while skiing down hill, my ankle starts to roll under my ski.

I hate it when my ankle does that. Signed, Plastic Man. 

post #6 of 12

It happens to me all the time too.

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Gumby
 

post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by Montana Skier View Post

Several times while skiing down hill, my ankle starts to roll under my ski. I haven't figured out exactly what happens - seems like my body weight is trying to go down the fall line but my ski edge is a little more traverse and the edge catches the snow, and then my ankle starts to roll under my ski.


Doesn't happen often, but I don't like it because it makes me nervous that I might fall and sprain or break something.


Was wondering if this has happened to anyone else and what are the techniques to prevent it. Or, if my description isn't very clear (It's not as I don't know exactly what is happening), if anyone has suggestions on what to pay attention to next time so I can try to figure it out.


Thanks

 

Montana, seems like people are confused, so they are joking around. Can you describe this issue in different words?

Are you talking about the inside ankle portion of one boot getting bumped up against the edge of the ski that's on the other foot?  

Are you talking about a feeling of your ankle bending sideways inside your boot, as if it's going to crack in half or get sprained?

Or something else?

post #8 of 12

 Mr. Sluggo sometimes gets in my ski boots and does it to me. I say OH NO

post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by Montana Skier View Post

Several times while skiing down hill, my ankle starts to roll under my ski. I haven't figured out exactly what happens - seems like my body weight is trying to go down the fall line but my ski edge is a little more traverse and the edge catches the snow, and then my ankle starts to roll under my ski.


Doesn't happen often, but I don't like it because it makes me nervous that I might fall and sprain or break something.


Was wondering if this has happened to anyone else and what are the techniques to prevent it. Or, if my description isn't very clear (It's not as I don't know exactly what is happening), if anyone has suggestions on what to pay attention to next time so I can try to figure it out.


Thanks

Have someone get a video is possible.   It would help in the explaination and you will get correct answers.

post #10 of 12

Also confused as to how a body part that is typically found above the ski rolls 'under it'. 

post #11 of 12

Crap, my ankle just rolled under the couch.

post #12 of 12
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