Originally Posted by Rick
Ken, take a pencil and connect the ski tips, then observe the angle the skis form with the pencil. 90 degrees would represent no inside tip lead.
So,,,, do you see tip lead now?
Nice production work, tdk6.
One thing. The tip lead in the skiing part of your video looks a little forced. Those are very low edge angle turns, which wouldn't necessarily require the amount of lead your inserting. I'll accept it though, for demo sake.
Thanks, yes the production was kind of interesting since I just grabbed a sequense from a video lesson I did 2y ago and some really lazy carving that I made in a circle arround the cameraman in order to make it look like he was following me downhill. Didnt turn out the way I expected but you gotta keep experimenting and be creative for when filming
. Glad you liked it.
The reason why there is less tip lead on the clip where Im skiing is because it is at very slow speed. The higher our speed is the more we have to lean into the turn and the more tip lead will be present.
Anyway, what Im trying to do on the video is to show that there has to be tip lead. Im a little let down by the fact that I dont reach out to all of you since tip lead is a physical must and there is no reason we should deny it, just learn to live with it. Some people deny man sat foot on the moon but that is annother issue....
The reason Im sitting down is because I cannot lean at anything at lets say 45* at that particular spot on the mountain. A chair would have done the trick or maybe a bucket. When Im sitting down Im simulating a very high speed GS or SG turn where hipps sometimes allmost touch the pist itselfe (WC on TV). The more we lean (is that the right word rick?) from an uppright position the more tip lead we get until our inside knee hits the 90* and after that tip lead decreses in theory since knee gets pulled upp and back untill it stops touching your chest.
Here's a good sequense made by therusty that is a perfect example of tip lead and by the master himselfe Rocca:http://www.therusty.com/images/heluva/rocca_turn.gif