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post #31 of 35

It's funny to try to do MA/give a lesson based on just a video. You have to wonder how much change he could make given the chance and then you want to go from there. How much of this is just touch? He's used to skiing on hard snow which will let him get away with being so heavy at the bottom of the turn, but here ha can't. If you asked him to adjust could he? He needs to do more at the top of the turn.

post #32 of 35
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@epic I am aware that nothing can replace a lesson on the slope (especially with a experienced professional) What I'm looking for here in the internet is just another point of view/perspective and better understanding. And I believe that experts here at epicski can provide me such view or at least food for thought.

post #33 of 35
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@epic I am aware that nothing can replace a lesson on the slope (especially with a experienced professional) What I'm looking for here in the internet is just another point of view/perspective and better understanding. And I believe that experts here at epicski can provide me such view or at least food for thought.

While that is a good point, for those who just don't have an extra hundred or so for a private, getting an MA online can supply a lot of what might be missing due to lack of lessons. A savvy learner could easily gather a custom list of video drill demos online and brought to the hill on a smart phone. From what I have read, Josh Foster's site has a lot of drill demos/lesson that will be going onto a phone app.

post #34 of 35

I see the oft-described windshield wiper turns with pivot point at the tips and pushing the feet back and forth as if you have been training on a skier's edge machine for 100 years.

 

Instead of unweighting and shifting what weight is left to the tips, I suggest you try keeping a balanced fore-aft stance, no un-weighting, and instead of pushing your feet from side to side, simply tip the skis and wait for them to to turn.  Once you get that, play with and vary the amount of tipping to change the amount of drift.  

 

Caveat Emptor: I am not an instructor, and have no training in movement analysis, the advice is just based on what I would do to ski better if I found myself doing what you look to be doing in the video. 

post #35 of 35
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1 - in pivot slips and really anything involving brauquage, there should be tip lead. Probably the same amount of distance as the distance between your hip sockets.

 

2 - these moves work better with a wider stance, not narrower. If you have a narrower stance, odds are good that your hips will start following your skis. 

 

 

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Looks to me like the biggest thing going on here is the old down stem and rotary push-off. For sure working on some brauquage will help. Releasing the old outside ski wouldn't hurt either.

 

 

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....He needs to do more at the top of the turn.

PeteW, 

Pay attention when epic gives you advice.  All the stuff in red above is good.
The stuff in blue is understated.

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