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Comment my stance in this video

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Hi,
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..
Thanks
post #2 of 17
You are going too straight and too faast. You need to slow it up a bit and finish you turns more across the hill. Nice angulation but now it looks a bit like park and ride.

What kind of lessons have you been taking and what are your goals?
post #3 of 17
It's difficult to see much in this video, Hrvig. You do not have a problem with skis too close together. You might have a problem with inconsistant stance that results in your skis being too close together at one moment and then farther apart at the next. General variable stance width results from not doing the same thing with both skis at the same time, usually because turn focus is mainly on pressuring the outside ski.

A video showing several turns from the same perspective would be easier to evaluate. As TDK6 notes, you'd have to make more rounded and more complete turns at a slower pace to allow for a more useable video.
post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 
I've only taken lessons several years ago. Now I'm 19.
My goals are mainly in the park but I want to learn to right technique on the slope aswell
Im going skiiing in 7 days and there I'll take a new video with more curved turns.
Thanks for the info so far.
post #5 of 17

knees too close? (not skis)

Hard to see much, but to my eye your knees look pressed together much more than your feet.

Take a look at your shoulders - they appear somewhat "tipped in", especially turning left

slow speed turns are the ones to video for MA.
high(er) speed hides a lot of flaws

brad
post #6 of 17
You look like you are having the time of your life.

What is it you wanted to hear about your stance?
post #7 of 17
Bad filming Maybe your poles are too short? you have some problems skiing with your hips instead of your knees - might be beacsuse of you skiing volkl walls?,.....
post #8 of 17
Thread Starter 
Who was it that filmed it GrooK? You!
Guess my poles and skis are just perfect
post #9 of 17
I couldn't help it
post #10 of 17
Bump. Comeon somebody must have something better to say do that MA!
post #11 of 17
Back and inside.

A frame.

Park and ride.

Nice carves, though. Move to the front of the boot by standing tall at the turn initiation and you will harness great power!
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by Roto View Post
You look like you are having the time of your life.

What is it you wanted to hear about your stance?

What is it you wanted to hear about your stance?
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by Roto View Post
What is it you wanted to hear about your stance?
He wants to know what he is doing wrong and what he should correct in order to have a 'correct' stance..
post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 
Maybe I should have said that my skis are centermounted
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by tdk6 View Post
You are going too straight and too faast. You need to slow it up a bit and finish you turns more across the hill. Nice angulation but now it looks a bit like park and ride.
I agree, but only partly; it doesn't look like you're skiing too fast to me. TDK just want's you to ski like a golf cart. I would suggest though that you should continue to tip to a bigger angle and keep tightening up the turn as it develops. Let's see some real g-forces in a turn that deviates further from the fall line.

Maybe those park skis you're on can't handle the g-force when it's aligned with gravity and that's why your not turning more across the hill..
post #16 of 17
Thread Starter 
Going skiing in 6 days. Can't wait to destoy that gravity!
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by Hrvig View Post
Hi,
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..
Thanks
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.
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