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Balance on the outside ski.

post #1 of 6
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I think we can all agree that we are balanced on our outside ski. I am curious what the collective thinks though about some concepts and comments from me to keep it simple only one question at a time. 

 

Can we be balanced on our outside ski if we are rotating our hips? 

 

I again know what my thoughts are both trying to see if anyone lines up with my ideas and trying to see if people with vastly different opinions can prove they are right. I am stating no opinion beside the question. 

post #2 of 6

To a degree, yes.

post #3 of 6
What bud sed.
post #4 of 6
You can balance on the outside ski while rotating the hips, but it'll be difficult to engage the edges well.
post #5 of 6

Clarify "rotating hips" please.

I've heard "rotation" and "rotated hips" used for all these.  Just want to know what you are talking about.

 

Do you mean skiing square, with tips even, and hips/shoulders/face all pointing in the direction the skis are heading?

Do you mean actively turning the hips in the direction of the new turn at initiation, as in upper body rotation?

Do you mean actively turning the hips in the opposite direction of the new turn at initiation, as in early counter?

Do you mean skiing into counter, but then at the very end of the turn just before initiating the new turn, turning the hips to face the current direction the skis are pointing in?

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Originally Posted by LiquidFeet View Post
 

Clarify "rotating hips" please.

I've heard "rotation" and "rotated hips" used for all these.  Just want to know what you are talking about.

 

Do you mean skiing square, with tips even, and hips/shoulders/face all pointing in the direction the skis are heading?

Do you mean actively turning the hips in the direction of the new turn at initiation, as in upper body rotation?

Do you mean actively turning the hips in the opposite direction of the new turn at initiation, as in early counter?

Do you mean skiing into counter, but then at the very end of the turn just before initiating the new turn, turning the hips to face the current direction the skis are pointing in?

 

I was unclear on what he meant as well. I was thinking he meant hips square to tips. He means rotating more than that. Using the upper body to turn the skis.

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