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So easy an 11 year old can do it.

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

Just how much is right in this photo?

 

post #2 of 15
Looks like everything is. Next Ted?
post #3 of 15

I think that's one of the shots I liked on FB when I was scrolling through the shots from the race... It looked like really great skiing from the frames that were there. This one was definitely my favorite.

post #4 of 15

Ummmm, wow!  Is this your kid?

post #5 of 15
NICE!
post #6 of 15
Everything, expect maybe the right arm. A bit more counter and this could have been a picture of Marcel Hirscher.
post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by KevinF View Post
 

Ummmm, wow!  Is this your kid?


No, one of her teammates.

post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by DJ61 View Post

Everything, expect maybe the right arm. A bit more counter and this could have been a picture of Marcel Hirscher.

^^^ +1

post #9 of 15

There's nothing wrong with the right arm.  Look at the grip; it's in front of the fingers.

Look at the curve along the top rim of the glove on that right hand.

That curve indicates that the forearm is pointing towards us, not pointing down or back.

There's an illusion going on; the hand is pointing forward relative to the skier, just as it should be.

post #10 of 15
Nothing wrong with that arm whatsoever




zenny
post #11 of 15
Moving the inside hand up and forward to block the next gate is the most efficient way to ski?
post #12 of 15

I really wished someone would compare my skiing to Marcel Hircher! It goes without saying that the kid is a truly accomplished ski racer. The agreement to DJ61 was that at times, not all the time, MH holds his inside hand higher.

 

post #13 of 15

A lot of "where" the arm is caught in a still is largely dependent on what movement may or may not be associated with that position at that instant. If the arm is a bit low at a certain instant in time but it is part of an arm "up" movement racers use to re-center/realign forward to shovel pressure the next turn then that would be OK. If the arms are not a bit low then there is no range for this movement in order to create a touch of upward inertia that assists the CoM in getting forward. I use Shiffrin's "Get Over It" drill, "double pole plant" drill and Cuche's training move (also Grandi, Guay and Nyberg to some extent) in the "world cup gs stars freeskiing" youtube videos as training references as well as any number of WC SL vids for racing examples. Also, with only one gate for reference, one cannot determine where the skier is exactly in their line and pressure timing. This type of arm movement is also used for creating lateral inertia for lateral upper body movement in the turn when it is the inside arm that moves to the inside of a slalom turn. Often, you can see a combination arm movement directing both up and to the inside (diagonal) creating a "touch" of redirected inertia to aid both getting the CoM back over the shovel and a little upper body lateral movement with which to pull the legs along laterally beneath you. 


Edited by Rich666 - 3/8/15 at 10:23am
post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 

There's probably a bit more offset to the next gate than you might think from that one frame. Looking at the three turns before this on, I'd say he probably could carry that inside hand a little better, but it doesn't seem to be getting in his way very much.

post #15 of 15
Thread Starter 

The kids are alright. Here's one of our U14s.

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