Originally Posted by tdk6
body counter and early angulation in the top C part of the turn are not my intent in the clip. Im aiming for short pressure and longer float.
Wow, based on your list of things you have been working on/out I would say kudos! You must have been working hard and effectively. If you have a coach I'm sure you have thanked him/her profusely. If not. Good work for you.
In specific reference to your above stated intent I have some direction/feedback. I do not know if I can convey it concisely here, I usually do this in an activity process on the snow. You do seem to be achieving it somewhat already.
Here is what it will "do" for you. Mind you. I think you are skiing great to begin with, in relation to the things you have been working on.
- pressured and working skis directly out of transition: right now there is a slight delay before you begin to get pressure to the ski(s) and control it.
- Move the shaping of your turn very slightly uphill in your turn, i.e. "on it" slightly earlier & "off it" slightly earlier (or as you wish; as I see it now you can't "choose" to do this)
- complete choice as to how you shape & pressure each turn & control pressure between the skis.
If you ride a bicycle much it's related to a spinning pedal stroke in which you pull as much as you push; i.e. both legs are really involved.
Another way to relate it to biking is cornering at speed, in which the leg lengthens to the outside pedal & the inside leg pulls/points into the turn.
It may be easier to focus/play with the ouside leg action at first, and tune the inside leg into play when you feel the reactions form the outside ski become more energetic, you should begin to feel a lively "rebound" feeling from it that you can direct & control, this is when to involve that inside "pulling" to keep up with dynamics.
don't worry about copying the actual mechanics of a pedal stroke. It is a skiing movement after all & it's the general extension/flexion and how it is timed into the fall-line/turn shape that is important.
A simple way to play with this is:
from a comfortably balanced fall-line glide on both feet (this may require a stance adjustment in comparison to your vid)
- begin to mimic an outside leg pedal stroke (it should create some shallow (slight), but increasingly energetic turns. Pedal to the ball of your foot like you would on a pedal.
- if it begins to work, direct the stroke to your arch some.
- as the arch stroke results in an active ski, begin to add the pulling stroke of the other leg to apply that ski.
If none of this works, disregard my input and keep on the path you are on. It looks great. Being that I won't be skiing in Austria anytime soon I wouldn't be able to try the process with you on snow.
Getting this "long leg/short leg" thing going for shaping your turns will activate your lower body more & help you develop more body/core stability, yet at the same time allow more activity with your upper body. Many of the things other people have mentioned here with the pelvis, torso, arms & poles will begin to happen, just not so much out of effort specifically with them (at first). It's the activity in the legs that will stabilize your core and generate more energy from ski design.