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Razie, I remember your arm movements from videos from earlier this season and last season along with some of the following MA. It seems as though that, in the process of making subsequent adjustments, you have eliminated the same amount of movement in both arms thus effectively eliminating ALL the movement in your right arm. However, now your left arm movement looks fine. From the way it looks in this video along with some of your comments regarding possible arm fatigue and that "it just won't move", I might recommend having it looked at by a PT, etc., if you haven't already. Sometimes we have injuries that we ignore and brush off as typical aches and pains, yet allowed to persist and have effects on our technique. You are a good skier, but where you are right now may not advance very far until you get your pole plant issues taken care of.

 

A recommendation I would have, as I would for any skier looking to improve, is work on it over the off season on inline skates. If you are already or can get to a level of carving turns down something relatively steep, it is very difficult to do it without a very consistent, properly timed and facilitated pole plant (unless you brake from ski technique all together). At your level of skiing, I would surmise that you all ready are or could be carving turns down slopes as pictured below, about 30 degrees (?) by the end of the summer. On a very short and non-skidding base of support, the "herky jerky" movements and any absence of fundamentals that skiers may get away with on snow are simply not tolerated. It is easy to work up to that because it is easy to find progressively steeper pitches to skate. Industrial park access roads on weekends is a good place to start looking.

 

 

 

post #122 of 128
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cool. thanks. makes sense.

 

just like a broken clock though that's still right twice a day, my right arm looks good once every turn :D

 

raz-ski-2.jpg

 

cheers

 

:yahoo: 

 

Razie's corollary: make lots of turns!!! One of them is bound to look good! 

 

to be honest though, @HeluvaSkier had something to do with making some of them turns look better :cool 


Edited by razie - 4/9/15 at 9:10am
post #123 of 128

Nice shot. You are really getting up on the edges. Nice active inside ski, knee and hip angulation w/ the right touch of inclination. A large radius turn?  Really does look pretty damn good. You must be happy with your recent progress and will be mirroring Heliva before you know it.

post #124 of 128
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I know a lot of male masters racers over here who are using shorter than 165 too.

 

Seems to be more common than I thought at first. But its striclty a SL race track thing.

post #125 of 128
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cool. thanks. makes sense.

 

just like a broken clock though that's still right twice a day, my right arm looks good in snapshots taken at the right time :D

 

raz-ski-2.jpg

 

cheers

 

:yahoo: 

 

Razie's corollary: make lots of turns!!! One of them is bound to look good! 

 

to be honest though, @HeluvaSkier had something to do with making some of them turns look better :cool 

 

Thats not only a great photo, thats great skiing. What advice makes a person ski like this? Please share!

post #126 of 128
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Razie's corollary: make lots of turns!!! One of them is bound to look be good! 

I like that Razie! I'm going to borrow it and add my mod. smile.gif
post #127 of 128

You're skiing very well @razie. Thanks for giving me some of the credit, but I think you and the camera person did all of the hard work! Your focus on balancing on one tipped edge and creating and un-creating angles by relaxing, instead of pushing on the skis, will take your skiing to new levels. I'm excited to watch the progress you and mini-you have through next season.

 

:beercheer:

post #128 of 128
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Thats not only a great photo, thats great skiing. What advice makes a person ski like this? Please share!

There's a couple things, but if you follow @HeluvaSkier's advice along this thread you'll have the gist of it.

 

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focus on balancing on one tipped edge and creating and un-creating angles by relaxing, instead of pushing on the skis, will take your skiing to new levels

 

I was experimenting with MUCH MORE flexing and then shortening the inside leg MORE than usual. I was having trouble with the flexing part - kept popping up like a meerkat .

 

I was trying to explain some of it here http://www.epicski.com/t/133360/pervasive-problems-solutions/90#post_1861952 - the other part is taking the ski out of the fall line more - which was the "flex to engage" part a few posts back.

 

It's not consistent, but the results were a few turns along the same lines, some even sustained (it was a steep black so that helps draw out the turn shape) :

...season's over though up here - darn! Hope to pick it up next.

 

cheers

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