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Things are greatly improved.  In my regular skiing, I can feel more of a distinct pressuring of the ball of my foot, and a move back towards the heel at the end of the turn.  There is no strain on my quads.  I don't need to "crouch" or "sink in" to my boots to pressure the cuff.  No issues on ice like the tails washing out.  Everything is more "apparent" and I can much more easily feel where I am in the fore-aft spectrum.  With better awareness, I have noticed a weaker left turn where I sometimes start too far aft.  Worked on free foot pullback / tail lift or lightening of the uphill ski to reinforce where I should be.  One-ski skiing is easier, but my right foot is still weaker so I think I simply need for time on that side.  In general, I feel like I was skiing at a disadvantage before the shims.   As an added bonus, I can actually walk comfortably in my ski boots now.  Before, I was always hunched over with knees overly flexed.  Now I can stand more upright.

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Good to hear..

 

RE uneven strength/balance foot to foot. That is just plain normal..

 

Figure this, if you are "right footed" ie you tend to kick with your right foot, then you generally balance better on the left foot. You have to plant and balance on the left foot in order to kick with the right. If you have done this all your life, then your muscle memory for balancing will be much better on your left foot.

 

Athletes that can do things almost equally well on both feet or with both hands have most likely trained very hard to get to that point.. I know I still have to train that way. My left leg feels more natural, I really have to concentrate harder to move the same way on my right..

 

DC

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