Can the toe lifters clarify what they actualky want lifted?
A)-Are you saying just lift the toes while the ball of the foot remains grounded?
B)- Is it lifting the toes and the whole bottom of foot? So top of foot towards knee.
Either way i can do it without closing the ankle much which is partly why I consider it less than useless. Aka counter productive. Since it screws up the whole balance and foot loading system.
I could see A as getting one to unclench feet but could quickly lead to B. B apparently can become stubborn teenage girls who heard it from a brilliant cute instructor years ago therefore it's the way and won't let it go till...maybe the new new one. :-)
But maybe someone can say why they think it's productive. It's the shin contact thing? Just say put your shin in the tongue, no?
Edit: productive- maybe when hauling-ass down steep pow lines. Pressure - using the top 2inches of pow as a "fulcrum" on the balance point of the ski. If you engage your hamstrings, glutes, etc at the sametime you get that "holding the feet back" feeling. Now you don't have to control the fore/aft with with fine adjustments of the foot and ankle. The top two inches on a 15 inch day is all i need if i direct pressure on the "right side" of the fulcrum. I have something to balance against and pressure is the main ingredient. My 2.
Edited by Tip Ripply - 2/10/16 at 5:52pm