Originally Posted by justanotherskipro
Here is a ski school drill. Explain how to load a ski. When, where, how much, what it does outcome wise. All without any "tion" words, or acronyms like DIRT...
Not an instructor here, but that won't stop me from giving it a go
Up to intermediates: just when you start the turn, when the skis are still light, lift the inside ski off the snow, until you start to end the turn. That will get you balanced over the outside ski - the one that matters.
For advanced, add: keep the inside ski light on snow, but focus on increasing and decreasing weight on the one outside ski, evenly throughout the turn, with a maximum at the apex.
For experts and racers add: play with the duration and timing of the maximum of weight on the outside ski, in relation with the apex - a little early, a little late, a smooth loading versus a "power hit". See how that affects the turn shape, speed and control.Edited by razie - 6/15/14 at 9:42am