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counter balance precise amount ?

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When turning if inside hip is higher then outside hip & or inside shoulder higher then outside shoulder is it better to reduce counter balance so both inside hip & outside hip are level & the inside shoulder & outside shoulder are level ? High edge angles while trying to keep hips & shoulders level seams to promote good skiing. If a skier is flexable enough to make inside hip higher then out side hipe or inside shoulder higher then outside shoulder should they ever use it. Keeping everything level to me seams most practical because there is less up upper body movement but maybe going past level would produce higher edge angles ?

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Two words: kinetic chain. (ok, that was four words. but here's an even better explanation.)

 

Try this: brace your upper body against a wall, and extend your legs out to the side. How are you going to raise the hip closest to the wall? (think: what are you doing with your inside leg?)

 

Now pretend you're finishing your turn on a slope. What did the change in stance just do to your edge angles? 

 

The hip's vertical plane isn't even something I consider for edge angle. 

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 Hi, Metaphore

 

 If I flex the inside leg & tip the foot & knee to put ski on high edge angle it will allow my inside hip to come in closer contact with the snow producing. Your righty about the kinetic chain start the tipping from the ankle on up. Should the shoulders ever counter balance beyond level to produce higher edge angles.

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Originally Posted by Powder Jet View Post

 Hi, Metaphore

 

 Should the shoulders ever counter balance beyond level to produce higher edge angles.

 

When you stand on the side slope across the hill with both skis on the snow, which side of the pelvis(hip) is lower. To add some edge and balance on the down hill ski which shoulder is higher or lower?

 

As a reference, lead change should match the hips and the hips should match the shoulders. Well close anyways.

 

From quote.  The shoulders should remain level with the pitch of the slope.

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