Friends, I am a very accomplished skier of about 40 years, making the transition to carving technique. I am on a pair of mid fat Elan m666 and Tecnica XT/Dobie liners. I have studied Lito's book religiously and find many of his suggestions helpful. Here is what I can do. I am able to load the uphill ski (or make light the downhill ski) and transition my weight across the ski to initiate the turn. As the turn tightens, I do feel the pressure of the ski flatening under my foot (heel mostly), and I can carry/carve the turn to completion without skiiding the tails. Initiating seems to be to least efficient and engaged part of the turn. I have the sense that as I begin to tip the uphill ski and shift weight to it, I am skidding the tails until enough pressure builds under foot to engage the entire edge. While I realize that the wonderful skiis are not specifically carvers, I am sure that with a bit of tweak I could lock in the turn from the start. Thanks for any suggestions/drills.
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1/29/07 at 6:40am