Well the timing is off, it means he moves a bit early into "position", meaning his legs are flexed too soon before he reaches the apex and without engaging the edges. Then he stays too long on the edges meaning he stays in that position throughout the apex and only moves up again when the turn is almost complete. Thus not much pay back for his efforts. His alpine stance is good, movement is all there.
The entire motion should not be aprupt, meaning too sudden, but rather flow smooth. Somebody said like a electrical wave or curve which is another good way to explain that. There should be a constant move either down flexing or up stretching. If you hit the moment correct, the forces are quite strong, meaning it is quite a work out and it should not be that easy to come out of your flex. Especially when the turns gets bigger and with that the speed increases. That is why we work our athletes on a trampoline for workout, not just for balance purpose but to also to mimike? that move. I mean I do use that comparison with the trampoline at times to help the student to understand how to move into a turn. And yes everyone, of course I understand it is not exactly the same as on skis.
If you have a chance to ski with your friend again, work on that. Experiment a bit for yourself, too. Sometimes by doing that you may find new ways not just for yourself, but also to explain and pass on your knowledge.
I never said it is easy to achieve, so don't expect success immediately. That is why I said do it another 30 times. Well, add some austrian humor to that, I was being just a bit sarcastic. But you are right, without changing something you can easily do it another 3000 times and you wont get anywhere. So know what you are looking for, seek for that rebound effect. That continuous range of motion. And of course visualize by watching those videos and try to detect those moves and see what happens.
It helps to practice that first outside the gates and in medium size turns.
Trying to be back means really me being back here online as much as I can.
Anyhow, greetings back to Finland
Originally Posted by tdk6
Good to have you back simplyfast and thanks for your input. This is a video clip I shot off a friend running gates. He was in the same coaching group with me.
What exactly do you mean that his timing is off? Do you suggest he should flex earlier and extend later in order to lessen the park and ride in between the turns at transition?
Why should he do it 30 more times? He has alredy done it 3000 times like this. Isnt his problem that he needs to change something first, then do it 30 more times?
Why "try to be back"? What does that mean? Is he too far forward?