Again, more of the same gentle terrain. I can do this all day on groomed easy, e.g. Homerun, to moderate pitches, e.g. Prospector, to groomed black slopes, all at PCMR. On the moderate and steep pitches, edge angles are higher than on the gentle terrain and I hang onto the turn longer to make transitions across the fall line (on moderate and steeper slopes). Next season, I will get video on steeper terrain. In the video above, my right knee is injured. It is apparent in the tip of my right ski coming up in every turn. I was completely unable to pull back my right foot while injured.
I guess "YMMV" is so very true.
TDK, thank you for sharing more images and thoughts!
That's a very good run... pretty athletic, good balance. That terrain of course doesn't warrant skiing like that on a daily basis, but great practice. When working on deep flexing, being a little aft is a expected. You'll need to keep working on pulling the skis back, eventually.
The super flexing allows big angles very quickly at the top of the turn. Combined with that quick counterbalancing, you see the skis bend quickly - and you're having trouble timing the relaxation and absorbing all that power developed even without massive fall line edge angles.
Keep working on timing. Slow it all down a little, into more of a "demo turn" tempo and focus on tipping from the feet and ankles, as a very concious movement and then counterbalancing on top, to complement tipping. Then, as the timing and sequencing of movements improves, bring it back up to tempo.
Here's kind of the tempo to try - look at the deliberate tipping at the top of the turn, as a very distinct movement from the use of the upper body.
Focus on the tipping for now and the timing of the flexion and look for that look of smoothness as a feedback on having improved the timing.
Here's me working on I-forget-what on a slightly steeper run and slower tempo... this is the "demo turn" tempo.
So, think more "glide" and smooth transition than "hop and switch"...
Edited by razie - 8/29/16 at 11:03am