Originally Posted by HeluvaSkier
When I watch a skier for the purposes of MA, I always watch the feet and legs to see how they move. It is very easy to see that @buddy123456
does not have parallel shins when neutral, and additionally, the shins do not track together as the skis come up on and are released from their edges. The difference is pretty extreme, and could actually be contributing to using the upper body, the push off transitions, and so on. Without seeing him in person it is hard to say for certain what all of the issues are, but there is a definite A-frame. Definitely get to a good boot fitter that specializes in alignment (preferably someone who works with racers).
I'm not disagreeing with there being an alignment issue, but one thing I noticed is it seems to go from side to side on the steeps (right side is dominant then left side is), isn't as prevalent on easier terrain. I also know that some people over steer the outside leg and I think he might be doing that on the steeps as part of the speed check. Even on the larger radius turns you can see it go from side to side. I'm wondering if this is more technique than alignment. Watching the first couple turns after the straight run you can see him build into the A framing. In the first two seconds when he goes straight, no A frame. Why isn't it there? Again, this is just me guessing like everyone else. I agree there is an A frame but I think it is caused by technique. I would still go to a reputable boot fitter.
Some of the clues that I captured are the the upper body rotation is more noticeable on the easier terrain with the larger turn radius and is also when the A framing isn't as noticeable. When he was doing the speed check on steeper terrain it is the opposite. I think without one he needs the other, again leading me to think it is technique.
He's never had a lesson. Skis very well but if no one is yipping at you to stop doing something and its working for you, why would you think it isn't right?
Has anyone ever talked to you about driving the inside knee. To me, it looks like you are overpowering it with the outside knee and that might be causing the A frame. As a test, start on easy terrain and focus on starting your turns with your inside leg. Make the outside ski follow. Make the inside ski dominant. If you can, have someone video it and see if you still A frame. My hunch is it won't be there.
In today's skiing, both legs work together sharing the load. Not 50 50 but it is constantly changing. I believe it is the same as in ice skating (I haven't skated in over 30 years). Old school skiing had a lot of folks lifting the inside ski to start the turn so the outside ski was always dominant. To me, considering you been skiing since HS and are now 45, I think you are doing a modified version of that. Outside ski is still dominant and on the turn, the inside ski is going for the ride and is sort of forced over by the outside ski.
I think you ski well and especially for never taking a lesson. I also think the things you do can be easily fixed by either getting your alignment corrected, fixing your technique or a combination of them both.
Or I'm completely wrong and it's because of something else. This is internet Movement Analysis so you need to take it all with a grain of salt.