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Ken starts by looking at the World Cup dudes and then CSIA instructors- this section starts at about 16 minutes in and is just the most concentrated voodoo of his vids yet...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_NL39HR4TE#t=1321

 

Pardon my miss quotes... there is a lot of stuff here.

 

"Legs are too long as the skis pass underneath. Legs should be long as the ski is out to the side and shortening as the skis come underneath the body.  The result is too much up and loss of ski contact with the snow."

" Too far forward stance looses the back of the ski. You can see this is the result of hip rotation.. "  ( or something like that )

" Lack of foot separation shows up in too much of a tall stance and the femur is too upright. The inside foot should be forward to accommodate the bend in the legs."

 

... If you are just going skiing to work on your skiing ...you won't change. You gotta do the exercises of bracquage, javelins, power-plows and hockey stops. "

( how do you spell braccage. bracguage ? anyway )

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Thanks for the link. Really good session. I think what you quoted in your last paragraph was the best part. In the ski instructor world its common practice. We go to camps and we pass our exams while most other skiers shrug at the mere thought of wasting quality skiing time doing drills and nitpicking perfect form. Also race teams spend too little time working on the basics even if they think they do a lot of free skiing and racing oriented drills. That's important too but as said in the video it doesn't develop strong basic skills and technique. IMO the message was brilliant, make a habit of running through exercises. I do that every time I'm out skiing. I have a few basic drills I picked up over the years among others a variation of the mentioned power-wedge. One of my favorite drills for some years now has been to ski slowly and initiate every turn differently, looping them over and over again. For example when skiing in front of a group of students or just for fun. 

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... If you are just going skiing to work on your skiing ...you won't change. You gotta do the exercises of bracquage, javelins, power-plows and hockey stops. "

( how do you spell braccage. bracguage ? anyway )

 

Braquage. See the paragraph just below the picture of Annie Famose in this excellent article on Georges Joubert, who coined the term.


Edited by jc-ski - 3/28/14 at 9:30am
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Braquage. See the paragraph just below the picture of Annie Famose in this excellent article on Georges Joubert, who coined the term.

 

Thanks for the article.

 

Braquage: turning the skis under a stable upper body [to aim]

 

Avalement: flexing and extending, retraction transition [to swallow]

 

I guess many though retraction transitions, cross under and skis turning under a stable upper body was something new.

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