Originally Posted by cgeib
Question for ya: In the top picture, on the page your link goes to, what's your take on what Deb is doing with the inside leg?
Looks to me like she's rolled the ankle to rotate those buckles toward the snow and the inside of of the cuff is plastered against the inside of her lower leg.
Or, is the leg being driven into the outside of the cuff to tip that ski???
Sorry it took so long to get back to you Chris.
"Looks to me like she's rolled the ankle to rotate those buckles toward the snow and the inside of of the cuff is plastered against the inside of her lower leg." I don't understand this question. It seems to me that if she's rolled the ankle to rotate the buckles toward the snow, she couldn't possibly have the inside of the cuff plastered against the inside of her lower leg. I think the leg is being driven to into the front/outside of the cuff AND she's rotating rolling her ankle.
We tend to identify one part of one move, and then forget that the whole system (the whole leg from foot to hip) is doing the thang. In this case, I see both skis carving very nicely. I love the spray coming from the inside ski hitting the outside shin. When I feel that spray, it makes me think I've got my edges working well.
When the site opens you can see her ski into the final position. It is interesting that in THIS turn, the inside leg tips over after the outside leg starts to change edges. In the recent two legged tipping oppression, this would have been considered A-framish. But there are many times and many reasons to have this slightly sequential edge change. I think that the result (of both skis carving) is more important, and she clearly does that. (This is not to say both skis have equal weight/pressure.)