you guys keep pounding on these and i've said this 3 times already, but one more time with feeling and please point out where my reasoning is wrong here.
1. he is trying to reach down.
that makes him lower the inside upper body, basically reach down from the shoulder, which FOLDS it forward excessively and COUNTERACTs it excessively. AND in my mind contributes to pushing the hips down trying to get low quickly, but that's number 2.
simply getting him to NOT reach down anymore will REDUCE FOLDING of the shoulder forward and improve CB and CA at the same time, with the shoulders level.
simple fix. great results. in frame 6-7, put the inside shoulder in the right place and what's not to like about the resulting CB and CA??? what the heck am i missing here?
2. in the transition (frame 2-3) his hips come up significantly, legs are fairly extended instantly and he FOLDS excessively at the hip instead of bringing the knees up. This is very obvious in 7-8: hips come up while shoulders come down. going back to 3, what follows is the obvious: legs stay long and he has to use the hip more than the ankles to increase the ski angle
fixing that is by using the knees more in 2-3, i.e. flex more in transition. the result will be a lower hip, legs that need to get long and the only way that will happen is via ankle tipping or knee drive, will deal with that at the time. he will have to keep pulling the boots back while flexing so he doens't end up way in the back seat, that's normal.
what the heck am i not getting here either?
how come i'm so thick and completely misunderstand the cause-effect here???
why don't you please contribute another simple correction that will lower his hips in 2-3, other than... i don't know... keeping them low by FLEXING MORE? or flexing earlier and more...
therefor my priorities will be to
1. stop him from trying to reach down, frames 5-7
2. get better flexion in transition, frames 2-3 with re-centering (i.e. keep the boots back while bringing the knees up instead of the upper body down and forward)
having now fixed 1 and 2 above, we have:
- no hip dump - no reason for it
- long leg short leg
- ankle flexion,
- better cb
- better ca
- good upper body
- good ankle flexion forward
- good ankle tipping
- good release
- whatever else i am missing
only thing that may be left is fore/aft alignment, but i think it will improve as well, if not, the good old inside leg pulled back will continue to correct it - he's not far there... and maybe his boots won't let him flex - i'll undo them and see what's what there when i get to it.
Edited by razie - 9/30/14 at 5:00pm