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knee angle for max tipping ?

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 What is the best knee angle of inside leg that will allow for max tipping of LTE ?

 

 When sitting I can cross my foot over my knee. It seams when my knee is bent right @ 90 degrees it will allow my knee to track to its highest angle to the inside of the turn which would result in the highest tipping angle. Or is there a better angle? If inside knee is @ 90 degrees with inside foot tipped on little toe edge as high as possible with feet as close togeather as vertical seperation will allow (with no horizontal seperation) would this be the max edge angle a skier could achieve ?

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 What is the best knee angle of inside leg that will allow for max tipping of LTE ?

 

 When sitting I can cross my foot over my knee. It seams when my knee is bent right @ 90 degrees it will allow my knee to track to its highest angle to the inside of the turn which would result in the highest tipping angle. Or is there a better angle? If inside knee is @ 90 degrees with inside foot tipped on little toe edge as high as possible with feet as close togeather as vertical seperation will allow (with no horizontal seperation) would this be the max edge angle a skier could achieve ?

No because your outside leg can tip more than your inside and enough more space for your outside leg to angle more before contacting your inside boot top 

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What can your legs do under load with ski boots on?

 

Move. Don't think about positions.
 

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 Helluvaskier

 

 In your pic those angles are amazing. It seams your inside leg is bent close to 90 degrees with inside leg bent to max & your outside leg is close to straight as ski boots will allow & knee touching your inside boot. I dont think for the speed your traveling @ the tipping angles could be increased any. Or am I missing something here?

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I should have said" inside leg tipped to the max" not bent to the max

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 Helluvaskier

 

 In your pic those angles are amazing. It seams your inside leg is bent close to 90 degrees with inside leg bent to max & your outside leg is close to straight as ski boots will allow & knee touching your inside boot. I dont think for the speed your traveling @ the tipping angles could be increased any. Or am I missing something here?


 

Snow surface makes a huge difference. I think my leg is at or past 90 degrees... not sure.

 

You'll find you can only tip and collapse the inside leg just so far. After that you, have to start countering your hips MUCH more in order to actually put your ass on the snow like you see from a lot of WC racers these days.

 

Start focusing on balance and don't think about angles. Once you establish balance, begin to push the envelope with angles, then adapt by re-learning your lateral balance... get the inside leg out of the way just enough - but not too far.

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