Originally Posted by markojp
If your alignment isn't correct, working on getting rid of an a-frame is an exercise in futility. I wouldn't blame you for giving up and feeling like you're skiing better. Been there and done that. Strong skiers are great at compensating for things like poor alignment. Even after the alignment issues get sorted out, THEN we work on relearning the movement. But in the end, there are very few skiers out their that feel the need to go out of their way to do this. I only did it in the process of pursuing L3. I didn't see it as important, but it was affecting my skiing to the point that there was no way I was going to pass without some change. Made the change, did the work, changed the skiing, got the cert. Was it worth it? For my personal goals, it was. Others' mileage will certainly vary. That's the beauty of the sport. We can chose how far we want to go. Most though, stop well before their physiological limits... Our mental limits are by far our largest sources of friction and dissonance.
I got though all my L3 and DCL with out ever messing with it.... but its make a huge difference. I ended up with 1.5 degree on my right leg, and 6 degrees on my left.(yes well past what is saf)
I got mine for an eventual run at National Demo team, with out the alignment fix I will not a stand a chance.
the ugliesness of my old alignment, caused a bunch of shit thing to happen with upper body rotation as well. also impossible to narrow my stance width.
a work in progress starting to get better
been still working on all year long. I can now balance on my outside ski WAY better and the angles and I can get are just much better now.
there is never a photo now of my a frameing so I am very close but not quit there yet.