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post #61 of 62
tdk6,

I'm guessing a bit here because there were just a few turns in the video clip, but what I saw was your skis diverging because you had more weight on your inside ski. This in turn could be a product of your hip dropping inside (and a bit back) more than necessary. Cause & effect aren't completely clear: the hip drop might be a consequence of getting on the inside ski because of a timing issue, or it could be caused by something like an unmanageable rebound from a stiff boot which then produces the inside ski consequence.

To achieve the goal of both skis tracking parallel, with clear emphasis on the outside ski, I would try to work on re-centering through your turn transition with a pole plant more forward & down the fall line. A Schlopy drill variation could be really helpful, but I'd watch this carefully to be sure it didn't promote too much hip action (or an undesirable hip action). I would also want to have a look at your boots to see how much ankle mobility you have.

I noticed the A-frame tendency -- not a huge amount (relative to what I've seen elsewhere) so the first thing I would to try before changing the boot is to see how much can be trained to get the inside knee directed outward. Sometimes this is enough, and sometimes it has a limited effect and canting is necessary. The simple way I like to test canting configurations is to put one or more washers under the boot (toe & heel), simply held in place with duct tape. (Some people up here use loonies, but it gets expensive after a while when they keep falling off.) A standard 7/16" flat washer (or a loonie) gives about a 1.5 degree cant. I use washers of different sizes for finer graduations, and the washers provide a firmer support platform than layers of tape. When the on-snow results are what we want, we have a few good shops available who will plane the sole to the desired angle.
post #62 of 62
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mogulmuncher and whipper - thanks for your input. Check out my other ma request thread for an update on my skiing after canting my boots. The video in this thread was primary to check if my canting had any kind of impact on diverging skis which I think it had but in the other thread is a clip with more dynamic skiing. Im not canted 3deg on both skis
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