Originally Posted by tdk6
Thanks for your nice words. You are too kind. We have been debating mogul skiing and stance width last year so thats something I would like to have your comment on. Do I have a close stance or not?
Yes I have a traditional style but I have been working on getting the hang of a more two footed stance. A lot has happened since I made the videos showing here.
For example the FLS is something I had no clue of back in 2004. It would be very interesting to hear your suggestions of how I could improve my skiing using that consept.
Verbier is a cool place and one of the best resorts for offpist skiing here in Europa. They have a couple of lifts taking you places with no marked pists down. Like Mount Gele.
And windslab is deffinetly not one of my favorite terrains.....
I would say that your stance is narrow but not overly narrow.
I can ski about three moguls the way you are skiing them and then I am done. I would ski nearly the same line but look more like I was skiing on piste with little round short turns. No edge set, no bang and not as much flexion and absorption.
The inside ski is used to activate the outside ski instead of the inside ski used to activate the inside ski. The inside ski is used for control and the throttle and the outside ski is used for riding and balancing. Your movements should be forward, not towards the outside ski.
Lean to move forward by flexing the ankle by dorsiflexion (lifting the top of the foot towards the shin) and extension of the knee (opening the knee so the hips move forward). You have to train the ankle to flex and the knee to extend all in the same leg. This is not natural and takes some real time to learn. Its best learned without boots on indoors. try keeping your lower leg flexed at the same time you open the knee. Most people take some time before they are not opening the ankle with the knee.
It is this forward movement that allows you to be two footed and use the inside ski to activate the outside ski. Gravity will provide all the lateral motion you need, all you add is forward motion. The forces of the turn will dictate where the pressures end up. Pressures are controlled with an active pedalling action. These are the go movements of the Slow line fast.
At your level and aggressiveness be forwarned that forward movement is slamming on the gas pedal. You will need to back off the aggession or be in the woods. You are use to moving towards the outside ski or the brakes.
I should have video of myself in the week or two.