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post #61 of 68
I was this way for many many years. Then shaped skis came out and totally transformed my skiing. Suddenly I was as confident turning right as I had always been turning left.

I assume you use shaped skis right??
post #62 of 68
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I've been skiing Axis Xp's for a few years.
I'll be on RX8's this year, mainly to improve my carving skills.
post #63 of 68
Ok you asked about a test to see if it is actualy an alignment issue. On my web site below you can test yourself for pronation by downloading the self test. So this will not give you all the info you need but it will give you an idea about your feet and which one works better. This like I said will only give you an idea of how your feet pronate and the boot stuff will come later on but give it a try and let us know what you find out.
post #64 of 68
Originally Posted by Kneale Brownson View Post
I've been kind of conscious of personal one-sidedness for years, so I routinely vary which leg I put in my pants first, how I start to go up and down stairs, etc., but there is one thing I do totally with my right hand that I will try to change--brushing my teeth. Since I currently have an open socket (had a molar pulled a week ago after it split around a large, old filling), I'm brushing tenderly anyway, so the slowdown from switching hands should fit right in.
Update: After a week of brushing at least twice daily with the left hand, I've become fairly comfortable with this otherwise totally foreign move. Still not "natural" like with the right hand, but no longer awkward or painstakingly slow.
post #65 of 68
Not sure if this was discussed earlier, but I was reading recently - can't remember where - that footedness is often more complicated, and less clearly understood, than handedness. According to this article, people typically put their weight on their nondominant foot, in order to leave their dominant foot free. So for instance, the test for dominance mentioned above - gently pushing someone from behind to see which foot they step out with first - might actually show which foot isn't dominant. So perhaps it shouldn't be too surprising that right-handers may find themselves turning better to the right - they're putting much of their weight on their left foot. I know I do.
post #66 of 68
I personally do not believe there is any correlation whatsoever between handedness and footedness! Footedness in skiing has more to do with alignment issues than any other factor IMO.
post #67 of 68
Soccer players have a plant foot and a swing foot. Haven't seen many that can kick the same with both feet. If it was just alignment wouldn't that go away?
post #68 of 68
No, what I am saying is, just because you are right handed does not mean you are right or left footed. A person may plant with one foot and kick with the other or be goofy or regular stance on a board, but once in a ski boot this may or may not change for different reasons.
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