Originally Posted by Hrvig
I would really like some comments on how to improve my skiing based on this video. It is from Zugspitze in the southern Deutschland, Europe.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzUikomLe5M
I think my skis are too close and that it might decrease my possibilities to improve..
You will experience improvement if you get your movements to start in the ankles & lower legs and "chain upward" to include your upper legs & hips.
What gives you that "feet too close" look is that your lower legs aren't really used to tip your skis, so as the hips move sideways your legs get pulled closer together; once your hips move a certain amount you really can't "move" anymore, or else you would lose balance.
You can start right now if you pick up one foot at a time and tip it from side to side (using muscles that would be down inside your boots to "pull" each side up instead of trying to "push" the other down ) notice that your lower leg & knee move a bit, but not your hips.
Do the same thing with both feet while standing and you should get some movement out of your lower legs/knees, but not upper legs/hips yet.
While skiing, get the chain to start in this way and move it up from there to include your upper legs & hips as your speed & turn shape builds.
In this way you can pick a stance width and ski it without getting wider and narrower in different parts of your turns. To me it doesn't matter so much what the width is, it's how your legs work together that is more important. Right now, they don't.