Originally Posted by doublediamond223
I'm as obsessive about technique as anyone, but holy shit. We're analyzing the movements of a metal object.... Must be summer!
Ha, my thoughts too. Psiaman has never connected with me. he's cute though, wearing his colors as he does.
Greg, I watched your clip and what I saw in the last turn was a relase of pressure on your outside ski without the outside leg getting shorter, which would seem to me to suggest ILE. It even looked like at one point you were extending the outside leg just to keep pressure on it before the ILE. Too far inside maybe? Certainly up and over, and certainly neither wrong or right, all depending on your intention.
Why is no one speaking of the role of the hips in all this? Lateral movement (ab/adduction) of the hip(s) is how we carve on one leg and ski in both directions and it is a nessasary element in controling the effectiveness of our movement move across the ski. Otherwise we would fall over. We can even initiate a turn from the hip if we want. A good exercise to me.
Back to psia man. I know.
: Never say never I guess. What you would see if the shield was resting above his hips would be total angulation, or counterbalance
, with the hips staying parallel to the snow. Not how we ski but we do want to ski with our pelvis biased towards being parallel to the snow.
For me this all boils down to a strong inside half, which shows itself most in how the pelvis is oriented. This bias towards parallel to the snow gives us a greater range of motion lateraly and allows for more effective activity of the inside leg. The inside leg may not be so much in "the way" if we get effective lateral movement in the hips.
I'm using lateral as an anatomical term, and not as an actual direction in our turns, though there is a realtionship here, but our movement isn't all sideways. Theree is also a relationship between how flexed our lower joints wiht respect to how our lateral movement is transfered to our ski. The more flex in our leg (ankles, knees, and hips), the more the lateral movement in the hips produces rotary torque. Food for thought anyway. Later, RicB.