Originally Posted by Skidude72
No......my question to you is....why are you trying to minimise tip lead? Tip lead is not bad....it is the result of other things...if your tip lead is way out, that is not the problem just the symptom.
Im my book pivot means offset. Offset to what? The skier or the snow? Or both? Lets call pivot offset in reg to the snow, direction of skiing. In a traditional pivot slip we remain with our upper body in direction of moovement but our skis are pivotted 90deg. The pivot has in this case produced skidding, counter and tip lead. I have been flamed here many times earlier when I have claimed that WC skiers often skidd parts of their turns untill somebody came up with the startling explanation that what I call skidding is in fact a pre carve pivot and that is something completely new.
Look at frame 5. Here Bode is square over his skis. He is also in the air and in the middle of his transition. Landing in frame 6 he has pivotted his skis in ref to where he is hedding and he is starting to skidd. He is starting to show some counter and due to long outside leg and short inside leg the tip lead is alredy in frame 7 at least 15-20cm.
Can you angulate without countering? Yes, that is what racers are trying to do as much as they can and even sometimes because they think they can eliminate tip lead. Here its good to point out that the "no tip lead" spokesmen are talking about the next generation of race skiers. Not the current WC old school racers. I suspect that this is just a fling and will go away in a few years or eventually evolve into "perfect tip lead" club. Back to the Q, yes you can angulate without countering but it doesent affect tip lead. The only way of eliminating tip lead is to start skiing telemark style. I have a demo of that too in my video archives (lets see if I have time this weekend to dig it out). But you want to counter a bit because its such a waist of speed and moovement to have your entire body follow your skis all arround the gates for example. Thats why we counter. Minimise non functional moovement. Enchanse angulation and optimise edge hold. Maintain a strong stance and stay in balance.
Pulling inside foot back is ok to do but dont think you can get rid of tip lead that way in the context of upper level functional skiing and skiracing.