I have been trying to help my gf improve her turns, she knows her biggest problem is getting back and inside in turns.
We went out training yesterday and we did some wedges on the bunny hill, I made her do a couple of runs way to far forward, my logic being that its easier to correct yourself when you know how far away "to far forward" is. Something else we worked on was steering the ski into the turn, she has a habit of skidding out the back of her ski at the start of a turn. We worked on this out on well groomed blue, doing parallels, and the tracks left in the snow looked better and the skid is gone.
Looking at all of the video we have of her skiing, when she is back and inside she looks like she is "along for the ride", we worked more on driving the skiis rather than just standing on them! This seems to have made her turns more consistent and her body position looks better. The result of this is that her outside ski is slightly further forward during the first stage of the turn, this means as her CG moves to the inside the position of her hips encourages her to stay in balance.
- Should I be encouraging her to steer into the turn to eliminate the skid?
- Is this a good body position?