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post #61 of 63


Your turns are dead mate. The skis are just being ridden around the arc and not bending much at all. Your legs are static and whenever the poor neglected skis actually do send you back some energy it appears to upset your basic position.

Get some power going. Leave the whole analysis paralysis thing behind and move on to some snappy power turns. Get the skis bending and snapping back so your legs and feet can read what is going on in the turn and learn to respond accordingly and automatically. Ski "noisy" (more stomp) and THEN start to quiet things down and intergrate the movements into one long and loose sequence of turns. That way your basic position become more dynamic and your legs and CM "smarter" to react to what the hill is feeding you.

Happy Skiing
post #62 of 63


I am dial up only so I didn’t get to view the ma stuff until I went to a friends house, so most of this is from memory so forgive me if its not completely clear, once I get this figured out I will post something to get feedback on until then I guess I have a few questions about one of your posts and a few thoughts.

"If I can keep my CM in front of where my feet are, I would be standing taller, since my knee's would be less flexed."

Do You think you ski too short?

"I would be stronger as my hips knees and spine would be better aligned and stacked using my skeletal structure instead of muscles to stay up right."

To me this is a myth, if you were going to use your skeletal structure to stay up right you would never bend your knees. It is something PSIA has been saying but I think its meaning has been lost along the way. Of course you want to use your muscles to be upright in an athletic stance, I think the goal is to use them in pairs as they were intended to be strong in skiing rather than one muscle group and not its complement
"Being taller and stronger, I would have more leverage on my boots and thus be able to flex the boot more easily and not get kicked into the back seat when I encounter bumps or terrain."

In would love to see a picture of you legs and bare feet,( let the jokes begin ), do you suspect an alignment issue, limited dorsiflexion, with your skiing? I do.

Stuff to critique:
Low uphill hand
Too much lead change
A Frame hints
Tendency to push tails up hill: rotary push off?
Pole touch a bit too late
Slightly sequential

As for suggestions I would start with equipment.
post #63 of 63
Its your equipment.

The graphics on your skis just don't cut it at all.

You need a lesson from BearBear.

He gives value for money as he covers all possible angles in one online lesson
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