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post #31 of 44
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Originally Posted by ssh View Post
tdk6, it seems we're destined to agree about nothing regarding skiing! Oh, well. I would say exactly the opposite of your comments about the two pictures, fwiw.

Max, let's find time to go skiing. But, if you've skied with Rogan, you've had far better input than any of us can give you here!
If its destiny we cannot do anything about it....

I think the first picktrure is great and it also shows better technique but I still like the other one better. I see something that I like, movement.... action.... skiing. I think we should be able to look at photos and say "wow, I like that one" without giving it too much MA. Maybe that is what max is asking for so in that sence you are right and I am wrong.

BTW, look at where his ski poles are pointing.... uphill
post #32 of 44
Thread Starter 
Which is pretty much the same as Mike Rogan on page 139 in the Nov 06 Ski Magazine.

Mike told me to follow him and do everything he did. Yea, like it was that easy. lol
post #33 of 44
Looking good Max!

I hear Mike is coming back in Dec. ...are you?
post #34 of 44
Thread Starter 
No, to many other places to spend my money.
post #35 of 44
Max:

These are a couple of great pics for a guy like me to learn from. I'm trying to upgrade my "eye" for assessment in my never ending journey to level 3 (CSIA). So I have a few questions for you and others in this thread to help me connect some dots. Hope everyone is patient! Here goes.
(BTW it is very good skiing, IMHO).

Max.
Did Mike Rogan tell you why you were skidding out at the tail of the outside (left) ski on your right turns? Did he say it was connected to upperbody rotation earlier in the turn? Was it something else? What did he suggest you do to fix it?

MattL:

Your hint: "right pinky toe...early" Are you suggesting that Max needs to start the new turn with a deliberate tipping of right foot on to its LTE and continue to lead the steering effort with that inside (right) foot through the turn? ( this would hopefully create and maintain the skis in a parallel position)Or is it something else?
post #36 of 44
Thread Starter 
Mike told me to be careful about tipping in. I'm trying to remember. I know the upper body has to lot to do with the turn.

edit, He also stressed to finish the turn.

Other friends (instructors) and I have talked about toe pressure at different places through the turn. So I understand that concept. I do play with it while I ski by myself.

Another thing the may have lead to the skidding tail is I was looking for the camera and may be not paying full attention to what I was doing. Not to make excuses.
post #37 of 44
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Originally Posted by cdnguy View Post
Max:


MattL:

Your hint: "right pinky toe...early" Are you suggesting that Max needs to start the new turn with a deliberate tipping of right foot on to its LTE and continue to lead the steering effort with that inside (right) foot through the turn? ( this would hopefully create and maintain the skis in a parallel position)Or is it something else?
By starting the turn with the inside ski tipped to the LTE earlier in the turn the skis will be less prone to converge. IMO this reduces the amount of active steering needed of the inside ski to compensate later in the turn. It also allows you to become more dynamic with the inside foot/leg earlier in the turn so you can match the edge angle as well.
post #38 of 44
BTW, watched some of the runs from the mens first WC SL in Levi in slowmo and it was very interesting to see that one of the young racers was using a move that put his skis in the exact same position as MaxC in his second photo:
http://forums.epicski.com/attachment...1&d=1163618031

At the steep he used a pre turn pivot that put his skis in a slight wedge....
post #39 of 44
tdk6,
The WC skier's 'wedge' was seen entering the fall line, not exiting the fall line like Max's abstem. Yes?
post #40 of 44
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tdk6,
The WC skier's 'wedge' was seen entering the fall line, not exiting the fall line like Max's abstem. Yes?
I was going to post the slowmo video here tonight but that darn VCR thing broke on me ..... Actually it was pritty much comming arround the gate. It looked like the guy had it pre angeled for the next turn. He was flying through the air and landing in a pre turn pivot at the gate in a stance like that.
post #41 of 44
Maybe to assure his tip clears the gate?
post #42 of 44
Thread Starter 
Showed the photo's to my boot fitter. His first thought was, "I'd like to see the video", sorry, don't have one. His second thought was maybe some canting would help, but there is not enough evidence to warrent it.

An Engineering buddy pointed out that the shins and the ski bases appear to be at the correct angles. So maybe the top of the left boot is unbuckled ? If it was would that make it more difficult to make the next turn ?

tdk6, it's nice to be compared to a WC skier, to bad I'm not that good.

I'll be back on skis this Friday as Okemo opens on Thursday.

Thanks for all the feed back and things to think about as I ski.
post #43 of 44
That's funny Max;

I was also looking at that tail skid and wondered if you'd had your alignment checked. That's a classic symptom of a 'knee out' stance issue.
post #44 of 44
Thread Starter 
Yes, volklgirl, my alignment has been checked by the same boot fitter. I go to Shon at Northen Ski Works in Ludlow VT. He is one of the top 2 or 3 guy's in NE. He has had me stand on a computer pad and told me my balance and pressure points were as good as Tommy Moe's. Shon has spent a lot of time on my footbeds. I send him all the bussiness I can.
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