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MA - tdk6 SL update #1 2008 - Page 3

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poles / flow of COM

lots of very good things but this is MA, so my $0.02 worth

What i dont see is fore/aft changes, ie the hips coming across the skis (which a pole plant/touch could help with).

Could you ski these same turns / edge angles with (in general) less bend in the knee (ie the hip more forward, particularly at the transition)?

With the hip farther back, the pressure building up in the bottom of the turn is a lot of fun, but then it is difficult to achieve early pressure on the shovels just after initiation.

the 4th and 3rd turns from the end illustrate this (IMO)

brad
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lots of very good things but this is MA, so my $0.02 worth

What i dont see is fore/aft changes, ie the hips coming across the skis (which a pole plant/touch could help with).

Could you ski these same turns / edge angles with (in general) less bend in the knee (ie the hip more forward, particularly at the transition)?

With the hip farther back, the pressure building up in the bottom of the turn is a lot of fun, but then it is difficult to achieve early pressure on the shovels just after initiation.

the 4th and 3rd turns from the end illustrate this (IMO)

brad
Thanks brad for your 2cents. Basicly what you are saying is that I should bring my hips forwards right? And especially at transition? We had a thread about hips forwards and what that means just recently. Check it out for some inspiring discussions on the topic. Are you saying that I should extend my ancles, knees and hips at transition insted of staying flexed in order to be able to pressure the tips earlier in the turn?

BTW, you also suggest poleplant. Could it be that the pole plant usually is coupled to an up movement that brings the hips forwards?
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