[quote]Originally posted by Ydnar:
In relation to the traditional C-shape turn at what point in the turn are you feeling yourself drawing the foot back under the body?
At what point in the turn are the ski tips even with each other?
Ydnar for "kicks" next time you have the opportunity to ski instead of "pulling" the inside foot back try this. (I hope this does not confuse the issue.)
Relax the inside leg/foot, actively start the turn with the inside ski, and then almost but not quite at the same instance actively forward pressure the OUTside ski throughthe turn. Think of scribing the arc of the turn you want with the outside foot. Caution: Do not pressure the outside ski through the turn too much or you may find yourself on your heels. Gain a "feel" of keeping forward pressure or moving the outside ski through the arc of the turn and yet not "forcing" the body rearward.
Now you have created "active" skiing with both skis/feet instead of releasing the inside ski and riding the edge pressure you created for turn shape on the outside ski. Both skis will actively develop the turn shape. On Midwest hard pack the edge seems to "hold" through the turn stronger than I experienced previously. This is obviously not a movement used for other than "strong" skiers. I find the movement of both skis into and throughout the turn more natural than pulling a foot back under my body except possibly in the bumps and then it would be both feet. By actively using both feet throughout the turn the resulant is my body will naturaly stay over both feet. As in most things more may be less or is it less may be more. You may also find a new "natural" tip lead and create better "angles" but I won't get into that now less I really confuse the topic.
I just returned from Frisco and Vail was great, Copper fine, Keystone was so so.
<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ December 15, 2001 09:47 AM: Message edited 1 time, by Floyd ]</font>