I have been skiing for 23 years, live in vail and ski about 75 days per year. Even though I haven't had any technical lessons since I was about 8 years old, I have developed into a strong good skier at 28 years old. I am self taught for the most part. The problem is that I GS/SG everything, and do it very well. When I need to make short turns my pole planting is not so good. Most of this is because I never learned to make great short turns. When I zipper line bumps I am solid at staying in the fall line, keep my weight forward, and pivot/skid/release edges well and quick. My problem is still the pole plant. More specifically my right hand always drops to my side and behind. I can't for the life of me keep my right hand up and in the front??? I have even tried skiing easy groomers making short quick turns while pole planting and it feels so awkward. Any suggestions or drills would be appreciated.
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12/22/07 at 11:30am