Hey guys! I'm looking for help in regards to a friend of mine who wants to both go for his psia level 3 and improve his carving skills. Unfortunately, I do not have video at this time..though I could get some if needed. I've never worked with a skier this tall and relatively slender before (6'5", 220lbs.,--usually, I'm working with master's racers, juniors, instructors, of, shall we say, a more "normal" size). He was a bumper back in the day ('80's) in Tahoe with Cordeau and those guys, but then injured his knee and quit skiing for quite some time...
Fast forward a number of years. He now finds himself on shaped skis (sl's, carving all mountain) and instructing at a small mountain.
He skis with an abstem, a-frame (tall!), and breaks at the waist a fair amount. He also skis with a lot of tip lead when working on countering...not sure if this is an illusion because of his size??--but I cant help but wonder if we should have him try to be more square to the skis and use a wider stance (he skis fairly narrow) We've been doing drills all season such as; pivot slips/side slips, wide tracking at slow speeds, javelins, etc..These have helped quite a bit, but I was wondering if anyone here has any specific exercises for such a tall guy (advanced skier to be sure) I cant help but feel his anatomy is a major factor (relatively slim hipped as well)
P.s. His boots have been fitted by Don Walde, who has done work for some US team members, BTW...
Edited by zentune - 1/28/13 at 7:06pm