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Had some fun today on the Head Rev 105.  Tried to apply some of the things you guys have attempted to teach me in previous threads on gs and slalom skis.  Definitely a different sensation with 105mm underfoot.  It seems like it is a bit harder for me to tip the inside ski as much as the outside, or it is "untipping" earlier.  I will blame it on the width of the skis.  With that said, have at it.

 

 

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Ok, no tips because it is so bad, or because it is just stupid to try to carve on wider skis?  :confused

 

All kidding aside, I do have a question.  Am I standing up too much between turns?  I noticed some discussions about letting the legs swing under you.  Not sure when it is appropriate to do one or the other.  Pete

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http://www.epicski.com/t/82363/cross-under-move

Some reading on flexing in transition.
Wide skis carve just fine.
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Nice Skiing!  Delay your extension to better connect your outside ski above the fall line.

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Nice Skiing!  Delay your extension to better connect your outside ski above the fall line.

I keep going back and forth with the extension timing.  It looks like a lot of the racing type skiers have that outside leg extended immediately, so I have tried to emulate that the past few times I have been out.  I keep flip flopping with this, not sure what to do.  

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I keep going back and forth with the extension timing.  It looks like a lot of the racing type skiers have that outside leg extended immediately, so I have tried to emulate that the past few times I have been out.  I keep flip flopping with this, not sure what to do.  

If you extend immediately you have to come up.  Once you are up and extended you have less choices ever after at the above the fall line part of the turn.  You will feel more comfortable delaying your extension if you can get better aligned with your new outside ski before it becomes your new outside ski.  Once you feel how the skis work when you move this way you will always try to stay low through and past the transition to your new edges.

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Looked really really  good Peter. The only thing I would have you look at is the release. With the energy coming off the ski it is difficult, but try to make the transition a *hair* more gradual.  Just nit picking because you are making wonderful turns. 

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I like to think of the extension as a movement that has some life to it and serves to allow the feet to reach to the outside, especially the outside foot of the turn. In other words, the extension begins with the change of edges and continues until the apex of the turn.

Is it the camera angle, or do you do a better job of moving the inside knee into turns to your right than in turns to your left? Look at 0:18-on?
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I like to think of the extension as a movement that has some life to it and serves to allow the feet to reach to the outside, especially the outside foot of the turn. In other words, the extension begins with the change of edges and continues until the apex of the turn.

Is it the camera angle, or do you do a better job of moving the inside knee into turns to your right than in turns to your left? Look at 0:18-on?

 

If the extension begins at the edge change you are going up.

If you disconnect the extension (delay until slightly later in the turn) from the edge change you can stay low and reach out further and more effectively.

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If the extension begins at the edge change you are going up.
If you disconnect the extension (delay until slightly later in the turn) from the edge change you can stay low and reach out further and more effectively.
And I'll get a pivot entry. I think of it as an extension across rather than up.
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