Originally Posted by moguljunkie
Thanks, Bob, for all the great info! I can't wait to work on my active inside foot tipping. The foot movements which you suggested we try in our chairs has given me great insight into what I need to focus on to improve my carving.
Indeed. Also, in bumps, ice, crud, and, yes, Virginia, Deep Powder! It works, it works! I really can
get a wonderful arc in powder (or even goop) without "pumping," "porpoising," up-unweighting, down-unweighting or frantic arm-waving. (But I still get sloppy and make Ye Olde A-Frame - bleahh! Some day, I must actually learn to ski...)
That inside foot tipping works wonderfully in the bumps. Do it early, and it makes it easy to pivot and smear (assuming you are balanced). Do it late and you can get a nice round turn off the side of the next bump over.
The inside foot doesn't dominate, but it guides through subtlety. Remember, you steer a bike mostly by tipping, not by brute force twisting of the handlebars.
Try inside foot tipping on in-line skates. Make sure you have lots of room. You will