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Originally Posted by Rick View Post
Originally Posted by LiquidFeet View Post

Whoah.  In all of these, both jackets, I'm seeing some rotation while airborne, although different degrees of turning.  Do others see this?  

 

Yes.  And do you see why Mr. Red Pants is getting more air pivot?  There's something specific he's doing to make it happen.

 

 

I can't see it.  Stance looks narrower, legs look longer, but still.....  I can't see what gets him up so high.  

What is it?

post #62 of 65

The combination of 3 things that Mr. Red Pants is doing allows him to get more air and do more pivot.  

 

1) He finishes his turns more across the falline (bigger degree of turn).

2) He flexes his legs more prior to the explosive extension

3) He uses more anticipation.

 

The bigger degree of turn provides for a stronger platform to leap from, and allows for the employment of more anticipation, which is what powers the bigger pivot he's doing.  The extra flexion/extension is what gets him the air which makes the transition look more impressive.  


Edited by Rick - 11/26/14 at 5:22am
post #63 of 65
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Originally Posted by Rick View Post

The combination of 3 things that Mr. Red Pants is doing allows him to get more are and do more pivot.  

1) He finishes his turns more across the falline (bigger degree of turn).
2) He flexes his legs more prior to the explosive extension
3) He uses more anticipation.

The bigger degree of turn provides for a stronger platform to leap from, and allows for the employment of more anticipation, which is what powers the bigger pivot he's doing.  The extra flexion/extension is what gets him the air which makes the transition look more impressive.  

What is "anticipation" and how does red pants employ it?
post #64 of 65
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What is "anticipation" and how does red pants employ it?

Hi Nancy, thanks for the question, it needs explaining.  Probably be easiest and most clear to just copy and past my explanation of it from my glossary at my website.  I'll also post a link to that entry, in case anyone wants to see it in it's entirity.  It has explanation, pictures, and even a video clip of one in action to support the description.  Here's a link: http://www.yourskicoach.com/glossary/SkiGlossary/Anticipation.html

 

ANTICIPATION:

A means of powering a pushor pivot initiation.  During the transition, the upper body is kept facing down the falline, while the skis and legs are still turning across the falline.  This creates a torque at the waist that can be used to rotate the skis downhill once they're unweighted and/or disengaged from the snow.  This is the most energy and movement efficient way to power a downhill redirection of the skis during a transition.

 

 

post #65 of 65

To supplement that:

 

The torque anticipation creates at the waist is like a loaded spring,  When your edges disengage from the prior turn it's like releasing the spring, and your legs just snap around to point downhill, seemingly all on their own.  It's a really powerful and efficient technique.

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