Originally Posted by tdk6
For me there is no logic to this exersise. If you try to ski the outside ski away from the insied one you guid your outside ski out in a wider arch than what you should and then you loose pressure and you lean on your inside ski which in your case is skidding a bit and at a different angle.
I must agree -- I see no reason for it. In fact, I think it is counter productive. But I may not understand.
Guiding is active. So I assume you are PUSHING the ski out?
If so, there is very little chance that you will find the path to dynamic skiing this way. If you are pushing skis, your CM will likely remain over the BoS. The overt focus on guiding is distracting you from ensuring that the path of the CM is not along the same path as the base of support takes. Dynamic skiing requires the CM be moved into the turn and cross over the skis to change the edge.
This won't happen if you are pushing your legs out -- that's not crossing over. It's pushing your legs out. It will only happen if you are reaching with your legs/letting them get long during extension.
For those accomplished "dynamic" skiers the term guiding will take a completely different and really different twist. It's just pointing the skis in the "right" direction just before initiation, and that's it
. Then the skis do the work,and you let
the skies continue in their direction. You let them
ski away from your body as your body continues downhill. No pushy. Plan for full extension at turn apex.
Now, as the loading begins, you let
the feet pivot/femurs rotate, to follow the arc of the ski without disturbing it from it's track.
Loosening the hips to allow both rotations (away from you and back under) is the key.