So I've been skiing on and off for a while now (I feel like I can rate myself a 6/7), I feel comfortable on almost all black runs, light/moderate moguls (especially in spring conditions), and have a ton of fun doing it. I cringe every time I see myself skiing on video though and I really want to address my issues to make myself a proficient technical skier (and a pretty one at that hah).
The problems I feel I have and don't know how to address well:
-Lack of adequete upper and lower body separation.
-Back of the skis skidding in my turns.
-Lack of angulation
-My arms looking like I'm doing the running man while skiing.
-Dragging my uphill pole on the snow
A lot of these might be a consequence of dropping my inside shoulder or pivoting my upper body to turn?
Things I've tried (and maybe should keep trying):
- Going on big groomers and really feeling the start of my turns with the outside ski being angled.
- Skiing with poles held flat in front of me to focus on separating my upper lower body angle.
This video is from a particularly warm day so the conditions were not the most conducive to holding high edge angles and speed, but I think it makes my issues that much more visible.
I'm willing to put in the time and effort to get better, but I feel like I've been stuck here for a long time. Also any recommendations for good folks to get lessons from in the NE array would be great.