Originally Posted by razie
Originally Posted by TheRusty
Hmmm busy at the day job today - going to try something new here - do your own MA ...
hockey player going for a body check
no, it's not Mikaela, it's me... hey, where's my bike? who took it? i was just on it a second ago... oh, was it a minute ago? so... where's my bike?
no, it doesn't carry vodka and it's not a ground proximity warning system... what is it? what, not sure about the vodka...?
yes, they are girl skis... oh, you mean the boots? oh hush, you make me blush... i'll just turn the other way...
thanks, yup - all deserve attention:
1. shoulders leaning in, hands low and lazy
2. would need a chair if it didn't have stiff boots, lazy re-centering
3. lazy to keep the vodka bottle level enough
4. a-frame - lazy inside leg tipping or boot alignment. i have to ski towards the camera next time.
one word: lazy. that's me.
Not bad analysis, but need more credit for the good stuff.
Upper body is facing the outside of the turn. Here you should be square to the fall line or just slightly facing to the inside of the new turn (because your skis are just prior to being square to the fall line). But you are on your new edges way above the fall line. This is how we make round turns.
A wee too much body mass behind the heels. But hey if Max can ski that way (see Heluva's youtube link) , then ok. Just do the transitions like he does then. Otherwise Tony Knows how to ski = Toes, knees and nose in vertical alignment. Here your nose is over your knee which is over the arch of your foot. Stand up taller and move that belly button forward 4 inches.World Cup racers can get this far in the back seat and they do ok. You aren't here all the time and that's a good thing.
I liked this one. Hips and shoulders parallel to the snow surface is the ideal that we're never supposed to quite get to. This is serious angulation that most recreational skiers never get to. I'm guessing there's a tad too much weight on the inside ski and the outside ski is diverging a bit. But this is a great way to bend the skis and get some serious snappy turns. For more performance think and feel "balance against the outside ski".
When they say flex to release, they mean the left leg bends like your right leg is doing and then the right leg is supposed to follow like that automagically. Here you have a right leg that is pushy and a left leg saying "Nuh uh!". If that left shoulder was swinging the pole touch more down the hill, then the left shoulder, hip and foot would be further back relative to the right and the right leg would have more room to flex into the new turn. Or you could think "pull the inside foot back" at or slightly before the transition.
In general, the videography is loads better than what we usually get to work with. Ideally you want the skier 1/2 to 2/3 of the frame size, but this is tough for most so 1/4 to 1/2 in the first clip is pretty good. Skiing straight at the camera usually freaks the videographer out when he's trying to get the going by and beyond views as well, so a bit offline is ok. You ski much better when you just ski vs skiing to the camera anyway. If you were an instructor going for exams I'd say to start your "for the camera" runs straight down the fall line. It's much easier to start with proper upper/lower body separation that way. If you're going to label the clip "GS turns", then make bigger turns - preferably 3 cat widths wide vs 1. Your turns start with a slight up move because you are not steering into counter. It's not a huge deal, but it is leading to all these symptoms like getting caught in the back seat and A framing here and there. There are a million things we do for instructors at this level, but a good shortcut for you may simply be gate training.
Well done. Thanks for posting. Good luck with Hirscher!