Static, Stiff 'n Slow
Originally Posted by Rick
Hey Gary, fun thread.
>Dr. Liz is in a nicely balanced stance. Fore/aft close to neutral.
>She seems outside ski pressure dominant, but only slightly. Both skis are bent and engaged.
>She's in a very upright, aligned stance with only slight counter and little angulaton at the hip.
>Inside and outside ski edge angles are close to similar, with only a slightly lower inside edge. Driving the inside knee nicely into the turn, and very little outside knee angulaton.
>A bit heavy on the outside knee/ankle flexion though, I'd check the forward lean in her boots.
>Very good hand position, forward and fairly level.
>I'd like to see a bit more aggressive edge angle and commitment of the CM/CG to the inside of the turn. She looks a bit tenative to move her CM/CG away from the vertical plane of her feet. It would probably help remove some of the excess flexion in the outside leg too.
>Is there waist steering here? Looks like it to me. She's very close to rotationaly square and appears to be attempting to power her outside half and ski forward with the abs. It's still near the apex, so I believe she'll continue to drive that rotation into the transition.
>Overall, very nice skiing. I like the balance. I'm impressed.
PS; Don't you guys ever ski on ice?
Okay Rick, now I know you're on happy dust
The picture of Dr. Liz shows a intermediate Racer hanging on for her life (She'll never read this so I can be honest
: ). It you take her experience into account and the stage she is on, you are correct is it truly impresive.
This was Liz's first year really racing, had only run NASTAR for 3 years before. Though this is a huge improvement from the start of the season she has the following issues.
Hips too far back throwing her CoG back and inside as well. Because she is not properly stacked (pelivs tucked forward and up) She is putting way too much strain on her quads. I can go on and on but le's suffice it say the hips back have put her in a "survial" stance reducing the fluidity of here movements.
She is slightly countered to try and maintain her balance with her outside ski bias. She will not be able to perform a clean ILE release from this position.
She is definitely two footing it but her bias (cross-body alignment) is closer to traditional skiing than WS. She is able to keep somewhat square but her release will be slow and late.
Basically she has a TON OF WORK TO DO. Just tellin' it like it is.
Static, Stiff 'n Slow - sorry my wife! I love you dearly and fortunately you have another season coming up to bust through the door
Busted - in the Dog House
I forgot to put up the correction. She needs to bring her hips up over her feet (Up and settle down). From here she can shift her bias over the inside leg and power the inside uphill ski edge, from there she can make a strong move of her CoG down course and a clean fast release. Woof, woof, woof.
The good. Her hands are excellent. Based on her bias she is doing a good jump of two footing it, she is carving her outside ski and has minimal slippaged on her inside ski. Its not all bad