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# Optimal dynamics - Page 3

Sorry, that is unfortunate. Take all the time you wish as there's certainly no hurry.

(tdk6: I too am in the middle of something - followup when I'm caught up.)

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 Originally Posted by skifex I am working on a translation (german to english) for our company website. I wonder if this passage is clearly understandable.
ok.

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 Originally Posted by skifex Optimal dynamics At the transition between turns your weight is 100% over your old outside leg/ the leg that is about to become your inside leg. The further you lean into the turn, the tighter the radius of your arc and consequently the greater the pressure on the ski.
Sentence 1 is fine, although it is not always the case that your weight is 100% over the outside ski. It does not matter, we will consider that at the starting point.

I think sentence two is unneeded.

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 Originally Posted by skifex The surrounding forces produce a greater edge angle and a shortening of the turn radius. Therefore, as the turn develops the weight distribution continually shifts automatically to the outside leg.
I do not understand the first sentence at all, so I cannot see how the weight distribution must shift.

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 Originally Posted by skifex [3]At the end of each turn the outside leg is fully weighted and the increasing forces tip you over your outside leg and into the next turn. At this point (the transition between turns) your outside leg becomes your inside leg and is 100% weighted. And so the game continues on the other side.
So, you are beginning the turn by pressuring the inside ski.

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 Originally Posted by skifex If you don’t have pressure on the inside ski at the start of a new turn, it’s going to be difficult to develop it later on in the arc! Whereas in the old days we did everything we could to avoid placing too much weight on the inside ski, it is essential for dynamic skiing to weight the inside ski completely at the beginning of the new turn. Otherwise you are never going to develop this pressure later on in the turn. The only possibility for developing pressure is then to increase the radius – and the only way to do that is to skid.

I disagree completely. I can develop pressure on either ski at any time in the turn. I don't understand why 100% weight on the inside ski at turn initiation is necessary. (But that is now outside of the scope of the translation.)

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 Originally Posted by skifex Recognise the cause – avoid errors Not enough lean at the start of a turn results in not enough momentum and therefore not enough pressure on the outside ski at the end of the turn. This makes it impossible to tilt into the next turn dynamically. A lack of pressure on the inside ski is the cause of drifted turns when with the appropriate technique clean arcs along the ski’s edge could be the alternative. Thx for your help!
IMO, it is the other way around: not enough momentum implies not enough lean.

I think some things are backwards in the original post. It is especialy unclear as to how the weight distribution moves to the new ski, since the outside ski is 100% weighted and the end of the turn and 100% weighted at the beginning of the new turn.

What's missing to me, is what element you want to be in control of during transition: Edge angle? Weight distribution? Weight shift? Momentum?

I have an idea of what you are trying to say, but I'd be guessing along with the rest of the crowd if I said it.....

As far as it being "optimal" that's a value judgement I would not make.

BTW: The skier in Max's photo is not in transition, and 100% weight is present on the outside ski as skifex suggests ought to occur. I just don't know when or why the transfer of weight will occur. From the original post, it happens because the inside ski can't hold on anymore.... that is less than optimal.
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 Originally Posted by skifex i will be with you and the thread in a while - i was not able to answer due to a bereavement.
You have my sympathies, skifex.
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