Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho
Help, I can pressure my uphill ski i.e., when crossing the hill or between initiation phases on turning. I leave 2 arks in the snow but it just doesn't feel right to me. Clinician yesterday said approx. 70% - 30% I feel like I'm at he most 90-10, I learned to ski mainly with racing and 1 ski was it then. I'm trying to integrate some of the new skiing into my technique. I've tried more ankle, more knee and I am either doing it wrong or something. HELP anyone have any suggestions KIS. Thanks
I am not an instructor. I also have a difficult time communicating what I feel on the snow, but here goes. I know exactly how you feel. This is the stage I was at two years ago. I would ski a series of arcs, stop, look back at my tracks and see nice railroad tracks. However, I never really felt as though my inside ski was active in the turn, it just sorta came along for the ride.
After spending a Summer watching countless hours of WC skiers, both free skiing and race footage, I came to the realization that I just wasn't getting enough separation. Once I learned to let my skis get out from under me, this was very disconcerting at first, it became much easier to roll my inside ankle into the turn. When it happens for the first time and you feel that inside ski bend and arc quickly through the turn, it is quite a revelation. I hope this makes sense.