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post #121 of 130
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I'm kind of bored....To lunge is to poodle. ZZZZzzzzzzZzzzzz

 

 

Here's a vid of an old friend for fun. Best free heel skier I've ever seen or had the pleasure to ski with.  I'm out. 

 

This guy in red is so much fun to watch.  Some of the vids posted recently in this thread and others show tele skiers rotating their upper bodies and especially outside arms into the turns.  This guy doesn't.  Any issues with doing it either way?

 
What's a fakamark look like?
post #122 of 130

About the same as alpining. Lot's of folks do it and make it down the hill just fine, but will never have the versatility and spot on balance/weight distribution on all sorts of gear and terrain like Hiro.

post #123 of 130
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What's a fakamark look like?

 

Sort of like this, where there's no weight or pressure on the rear ski:

post #124 of 130
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About the same as alpining. Lot's of folks do it and make it down the hill just fine, but will never have the versatility and spot on balance/weight distribution on all sorts of gear and terrain like Hiro.

 

We have to try harder to resist upper body rotation because the ski tip lead change moves the outside leg forward. Not just upper body, counter at the hips is essential for angulation. Keep your pants zipper pointed downhill.

post #125 of 130

Now THAT'S a POODLE! :)  ruuufff!

post #126 of 130
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Sort of like this, where there's no weight or pressure on the rear ski:

 

I don't know. The front ski is so far ahead of the skier's center of mass, I can't believe it's supporting most of his weight. If the gear is light and the snow heavy, this guy is actually doing pretty good.

post #127 of 130
The stuff Hiro's in is heavy. Poodling... it's just bad technique and unnecessary. But if the guy is strong enough and happy to ski in a way that severely limits his mobility and outcomes, more power to'em! smile.gif
post #128 of 130
That picture was the best I could find on a quick search - feel free to locate a better one of fake-a-mark. As far as how good he's doing, if he tightened that stance up a lot I bet he'd be doing a lot better. YMMV
post #129 of 130
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Originally Posted by markojp View Post
 

I'm kind of bored....To lunge is to poodle. ZZZZzzzzzzZzzzzz

 

 

Here's a vid of an old friend for fun. Best free heel skier I've ever seen or had the pleasure to ski with.  I'm out. 

 

Your bud's actually really good considering he's on NNNBC.

post #130 of 130
You should see him in 'heavy' teley gear.
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