Originally Posted by cometjo
OK, let me try this: I think this idea you have that you want a high edge angle on you outside ski (and the idea you've expressed in a couple of places that yits OK to want this because that's what GS skiers look like) represents a serious misunderstanding of what's going on in a turn.
On the other hand, here's you:What it looks like to me is that you've straightened your outside leg in order to get a higher edge angle than you really need for this turn. You inside leg is to some extent HOLDING YOU UP, not keeping you from moving to the outside of the turn. Thowing your leg way out like that has also put you IN THE BACKSEAT--its not so obvious in terms of your position, but it means that you can't get your CM moving down the hill and initiate the new turn by simply releasing the old outside foot. hence the up move others have talked about.
this repeats a lot up what other people have said (esp heluvaskier and onyxjl), but I'm not sure anyone has quite addressed your misconception about edge angle so explicitly: its not something you try for: its something that will happen, to the degree needed, when you try to hang on to a line against a lot of momentum.
As for fixing this stuff: since a lot of this seems to be about balance, try this: on a wide. easy blue, traverse accros the hill on you uphill edge, holding your other ski off the ground. You'll need to bend your knee and stay forward with your hands not to fall. Staying on that ski, lean a little forward and towards the fall line til it switches edges and starts to turn. As much as possible carve this turn rather than letting it skid. When you have completed the arc you can put the new uphill foot down and do the drill in the other direction.
As for what what you can do after that, I probably can't say over here, but if you go over to the tgr thread about you I'm sure they'll have a lot of creative ideas.
Yes, my inside ski is
holding me up, to a limited extent. I have weight
on it, ie. downward force due to gravity. This is probably 10-20% of my combined body/gear mass, or around 20-50 lbs of force
HOW MUCH FORCE
IS MY OUTSIDE FOOT/SKI EXPERIENCING?HUNDREDS
of pounds of centripetal force.http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/cf.html
If I were to guess, somewhere in the ballpark of 300 to 400 lbs centripetal force generated, and about 350-450 lbs actually being applied to my outside foot
(force vector of my body mass supported by that foot, combined with the centripetal).
Now, if you look at the pictures postes above, please tell me how my mid-turn body position is much different, especially from Mr. Miller....................it's not! They weight
the inside, but they don't load
it. I'm beginning to worry that you guys haven't actually noticed this about WC GS.
Oh, and if you also look at the 3rd pic I posted, miller making a left turn.........HOW'S HIS TURN INTITATION LOOK?