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With all the great analysis I received I also wanted to post a video for analysis of mrsjonc.  This is her second season of skiing and she is loving it.  She enjoys skiing as fast as possible and had a blast on Showshoe's western territory last weekend.  She wants to learn how to carve and get into some local races.  There are some NASTAR races at Roundtop that we've observed and she's ready to dive in.

 

 

 

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First question - does she know you posted this video of her skiing?  Public MA can sometimes be hard on self-esteem.  Tread lightly.  

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Yes I have her permission to post it, I would not have put it up otherwise. Fair point on the criticism being hard in self esteem, my ego has had to take some hits with the critiques on my own skiing. We both just want to improve(albeit with different goals) and see this forum as another tool to provide some clues. Admittedly I enjoy reading lots of tips online while she prefers one-one instruction. I am not qualified nor is it wise for me to critique her directly.
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A lot of the same issues I see in your skiing. She does have a stronger release, and has more ankle flexion, but she could use a little more. As with your skiing, once a centered stance is achieved, start working towards upper and lower body seperation, moving the COM across the skis and down the hill, and more flex and extend movements. Pivot slips, side slips, falling leaf, garlands are all great, related drills that could do her wonders. You guys would certainly benefit from instruction, and could probably be in the same lesson without many problems.
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Yep - a lot of the same issues. But one distinct difference is a wedge for turn initiation.

 

 

Here we see the upper body leaning in to try to get weight to the inside of the new turn. Instead of this movement, we want to see the new inside foot tipping to flatten the ski and "pull" the both the hips and the upper body together into the new turn. MrsJon is ready for a big leap up in performance and a lot of fun in the Nastar course!

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Yes I have her permission to post it, I would not have put it up otherwise... I am not qualified nor is it wise for me to critique her directly.

Yup yup! Advice to spouses is generally a can of worms you should avoid opening. Especially if it is unsolicited. Then again if you like sleeping alone, it will likely produce at least a week or two of solitary sleeping arrangements.

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Yep - a lot of the same issues. But one distinct difference is a wedge for turn initiation.

 

 

Here we see the upper body leaning in to try to get weight to the inside of the new turn. Instead of this movement, we want to see the new inside foot tipping to flatten the ski and "pull" the both the hips and the upper body together into the new turn. MrsJon is ready for a big leap up in performance and a lot of fun in the Nastar course!

Notice how much she imitates your style Jon. It's not surprising since you are obviously her primary skiing role model. If I can offer an idea here, a same gender clinic is another option that might benefit her even more. Seeing a woman ski well but differently than you just might add a valuable second model to her list of good skiing options. It's amazing how often that simple change makes a huge difference in a lesson.

I am not suggesting TR couldn't customize activities that would work for both of you but women simply move a bit differently than guys. I suspect that like most guys on some level you were originally attracted to your wife because she didn't move like a guy. Not trying to be crass here but IMO that difference is the too important to ignore. The other reason to suggest a different coach is her preference for one on one ski coaching. Hit it out of the park by offering her the option of the one on one attention she prefers and a second one out of the park by making that coach a woman.

Just sayin...

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