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Forward lean and carving across the fall line. HELP!

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Please help!

 

My boots: RL11 ZB/ZB 23.5.I had to go with plug to accommodate my super narrow foot and stiffer flex that I need. Boots are aligned laterally and fore/aft. All the work was done in very reputable shop. The forward lean was significantly reduced to balance my knee over the toe of the boot. I feel very balanced, comfortable and do not get tired to ski this boots from first to the last lift many days in the row.

Challenge: I am working on the final touches for my PSIA L3 cert. I am having trouble with one task only: At the finishing phase of the small radius CARVED turn (i have no issues with finishing turns, when some skidding allowed) I do not seem to be able to point my inside/uphill knee towards the slope and center of the turn aggressive enough to create small radius pure carved turn.

 

Can any of these factors affect my ability to effectively rotate femur toward center of the turn, while carving:

1. Combination of longer leg with shorter foot required boot fitter to reduce forward lean of the boot to keep me in very upright stance;

2. Since my legs are long for my foot size my boot comes with short cuff. So the cuff on my boot is the same height the cuff on the boot of my friend, but the cuff of my leg is 1.5" longer then hers;

3. During lateral alignment, cuffs of my boots were brought all the way inside, while 2.5 degrees where removed from the soles of my boots on the outside

 

Please help!

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there are lots of things that could be going on, to diagnose this one over the net from the description we have is a bit of a stretch, might be worth posting some video of the skiing in question, or if possible going for a ski with your boot fitter, that way they may be able to look at the movement patterns involved and come up with a solution 

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Can you recall if you pick up the uphill ski before initiate the next turn?

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I keep both skis on the snow 100% of the time. I also DO NOT have any converging or deverging at any point. My innitiation and shaping phases are clean with high edger generated very early in the turn. However I have difficaty to maintain this high edge after I enter finishing phase of the turn
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