Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho
I see it. I raced for 25yrs and Stenmark and the Mahre's were on top then. To tell you the truth I have always had trouble converting the written word into action on my part. Going tommorrow so I will see if I can do this. Would it me smart for me to: repeat my turns with the lean and all and then try to do what you are saying. So.... if I am turning Left, don't let my should tip into the L side but stay ? over the ski's in the middle or should I go back a little to the independent leg days and take the should with me to the new ski ???
Excuse me if I am dense, I need to feel it to learn and am quick learner when out on the snow instead of a written page. thanks Pete
many types of learning: visual, kinestetic, reading etc.
I find it hard to learn something new if I still do it the "wrong" way - I would just focus on getting some CA/CB going and maybe after that's working, go back and compare. The CA and CB are related and you can't effectively do one without the other. in powder, I can see how CA is more important so not a lot of CB required, but you have none right now.
in terms of how: yeah, when you turn left, think of tipping that shoulder to the right - the timing and amount of this depends on how much the skis tip, speed, snow hold etc - but there should always be some. classic drill is touching the outside boot.
if "lazy" is a requirement - you can always manage that with the speed and amount of tipping: keep the speed down by dissipating it throughout the turn.
but again, you need some flex and tension in your core - again, if your body is stiff and long, you can't balance, or absorb or control things properly.
I'm not a powder skier though, like canoe noted, but for your turns there, you should angulate. If you were skiing big open mountains with 50m radius arcs, maybe angulate less :) each turn is different.