My wife's skiing really has improved greatly in the last three years. ...More aggressive fall-line skiing with some more dynamic technique. She's on some fatter skis now (Volkl Kiku - 106mm underfoot) and she handles powder days pretty good now. I've had her on plenty of steep terrain and she handles that pretty well also. However, her more aggressive skiing has caused some issues with her left knee and left thigh and hip muscles. In many cases, both of her knees start to hurt. It has really limited her capability to ski aggressively this year. She often reverts to a conservative mode and ops not to ski aggressive because of this. ... and it has made skiing less fun for her. Back to back days are not possible at this time. She's been to an Orthopedic doc and they found no structural issues with her knee. She's been to two different Physical Therapists (and continues to work with one now). However,she does not seem to be solving the issues.
I keep wondering if her ski technique is a possible cause. I see plenty of imperfections in her technique, but since I am a self taught skier, it is hard for me to systematically fix these issues. So, we are looking from so expert instructor input.
I posted four videos on YouTube at the links below. They are all on relatively intermediate terrain. I do not have any videos of her on more expert terrain. Regardless, I am hoping that these provide a good sample of her technique.
We appreciate any help you can offer. Thank you very much. This is such a great forum!
Warren & Karen