Bit of a weird question I suppose but it's been something I have been thinking about while out skiing the last couple of times and decided to finally ask.
I'm an advanced skier, but never took any lessons, really just learned from following my pops.
So I''ve been thinking more about how I initiate my turns and where I'm driving my ankles, knees, etc as I'm turning.
I know that I have a bad habit of making more z-shaped turns and I'm trying to work on that.
Something that has been bugging me though is, I'm not exactly sure what I should be doing with my feet in my boot.
I've read here you need to be using your ankle joints to begin the process, so that would lead me to think I need to be pulling my toes upward (towards me) and putting pressure on the sides of feet (depending on which way I'm turning it would be the outside of my uphill ski and inside of the downhill ski).
However, I've also read about feeling the pressure on your whole foot, so the above would put most of the pressure from behind the ball of my foot and to the heel.
Then I took a lesson where the instructor had me lifting the tail of what would be my new inside ski, but pressuring the tip into the snow to help me learn to shorten the inside leg and to feel where I'm pressuring in the boot to make this happen.
This drill suggested to me that I should be basically up on the balls of my feet (basically trying to come out of my boots from the heel from pressuring the tongue of my boots) and again pressuring the outside of my foot on the uphill ski and the inside of my foot on the downhill ski.
However, then I only feel the pressure on the balls of my feet and also found that this made my feet hurt, although that could be because I have new boots, I'm not sure.
So what exactly should I be doing with my feet inside the boot?