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Flabby outside ski and the hip

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Hello



 



Yesterday I had a chance to ski fast at the Alberto Tomba pist in Bansko (you can really get some speed there). One thing that bothered me a lot was the flabby left outside ski during long turns. My right ski (on left turn)  was holding edge much better but my left foot just didnt stop shaking. So I couldnt blame it on the snow or the ski. I tried to press harder, edge more, hold it still but it didnt work.



 



So today to see what's going on there I did some Javelin turns at low speed. Looked down to my skis to catch any difference. And I noticed that on the right turns my outside (left) foot was significantly further down the hill than my right foot (on left turns). Because of that I thought I couldnt apply pressure on it with my body weight. I tried to pulll it under me, i didnt work.



 



So while I was trying to fix that I noticed that on my right turns my hip wasnt moving inside the turn as much as on my left turns. Actually that move (hip to the right on the right turns) wasnt activated at all in my skiing. (and last year the instructor did not even mention it) I had to really push it after then my hip moved inside the turn, my left foot tipped better and I could actually put more pressure on it.



 



So tto figure out what's wrong with my hip I took the skisoff. Put both my hands on a table and start to push my hips left and right. My hipdidnt go to right as far as it did to the left. I guess my muscles onn the right sideof my hip were much stiffer. After 5-6 mins of stretching and pushing my hips left and right hard (I wonder if the table behind me enjoyed it or not) My hip gained some mobility to the right.



 



So I put my skis back on and left the poles. I did the hand on the waist- push the hip inside the turn drill. I think my turns (especially right turn) improved. 



 



Now I wonder if I did the right thing?



 



Also tomorrow, I will hopefully have my friend take some video clips of me, and I will post a video here for MA.



 



 

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You mean flappy???
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yes yes flappy. the front part especially moving up and down rapidly. vibrating big

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Originally Posted by Ozan Saracoglu View Post
 

yes yes flappy. the front part especially moving up and down rapidly. vibrating big


We call that chatter.  Try slowing down the start of the turn, allowing both feet to point straight down the hill longer before completing the turn.  Sometimes chatter comes from rushing the top of the turn.

 

Also check how your hips are pointing at the top of the new turn when it's a left turn, and see if the hips are doing the same but opposite on the right turns.  Sometimes (often) the hips misbehave on one turn more than on another.  Do what you can to get them to do the same on both turns.  We have difficulty feeling the hips.  

 

There are drills (hands on hips is one) that can give you physical or visual cues to find out what's going on with the hips.

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