Greetings Ryan and DC,Here's what I see:
It's a steep slope. Getting down without falling or stopping is a major accomplishment. Coming down with some rhythm is a big plus. I see good shaping of the turns with the outside ski, getting on edge above the fall line, good use of pole touch for timing and active flexion and extension of the legs. When the snow flies off the ski, it starts from in front of the binding. That's good.
You are finishing most of your turns with a collapse at the waist. This puts your butt in the back seat. On your left turns, the ski tip comes off the snow. You have to because from the position you're in that's the only way to turn the ski fast enough. This causes a wedge position by the time you hit the fall line. On your right turns, you use a variety of different techniques that have better results (right turns 1, 3 and 4). The common theme is that you are letting your hips get inside the skis more on the right turns.
You can see the whole sequence from the start of the 3rd left turn into the fourth right turn. From the start of the left turn (frame 120 7.14 seconds), you can see the uphill ski is flat, but the downhill ski is still on the uphill edge. The weight is clearly in the back seat and the uphill ski is angled about 45 degrees away from the fall line. As the uphill ski goes onto the new edge, the new inside ski must be lifted (frame 124 8.03 sec). When it's set down, you skid from frames 128-132 (8.07 seconds) and the upper body collapses to absorb the impact. You step up to get the weight forward (frames 139-143 - 9.03 seconds - note the timecode on the video is messed up from the compression). Because you're more patient on the flatter terrain and the brush funnels you, you let your hip drift to the inside you can let your hips drift to the inside of the new turn instead of picking up your inside ski to force it around. The main difference between the left turn and the right turn, though is a better recovery to get the weight more forward/taller stance at turn initiation (frame 137-138)Here's what I want to see:
Upper body remaining more vertical than the lower body.
Both skis changing edges at the same time.
The ski tips spending more time on the snow.
Weight closer to the center of the skis at the end of the turn.Here's how we're going to do it:
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Finish your turns more across the hill. Instead of finishing with the skis at a 45 degree angle, continue the turn until they are at a 60 degree angle (e.g. frame 92 - 6 seconds). Rounding the bottoms of the turn more will help you add more roundness to the tops of your turns as well. More roundness to the turns will help alleviate the need to absorb so much pressure from bending at the waist. You can also help accomplish the stand taller advice by using your ab muscles more to resist getting folded over.
Focus on movement of the hips into the new turn. As you are standing up to start the new turn, think about getting the inside hip ahead of the outside hip and letting the inside leg collapse as the outside leg lengthens. See frame 98 (upper part of the 3rd right turn). Here your hips are more over the skis than they are downhill/inside and the skis are relatively flat on the snow. If your hips were moved more toward your downhill hand, your skis would be higher on edge and you would be rounding the top of the turn more. You do a little bit of the move by frame 101. We want to see more, earlier.
Practice the moves on easier terrain. It's hard to learn anything on runs this steep.
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