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post #31 of 41
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Originally Posted by Paul Jones View Post
Which stance.
Feet together - knees apart.
post #32 of 41
so can you keep up that style of skiing for more than a couple hundred feet?

I really dont want to do a MA if not in person. but if you can keep that up for quite a awhile sure there is flaws but its fluid athletic skiing that looks like it fun.

what are your goals? let go from what you want.
post #33 of 41
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
so can you keep up that style of skiing for more than a couple hundred feet?

I really dont want to do a MA if not in person. but if you can keep that up for quite a awhile sure there is flaws but its fluid athletic skiing that looks like it fun.

what are your goals? let go from what you want.
fatigue is a huge issue for me. Those vids show my why.

My desire is to get over the sweet spot, and get out of the back seat. I also want to be able to get high edge angles - both skis. Looking for the quick response one gets from the front of the boot.

Also, this style of skiing when I can do it right is pretty but I do like to ski the bumps ie zipper line. That is not going to happen with what's going on right now.

I'd like to have both halves.
post #34 of 41
Paul,

Do you experience sore quads when you ski?

Try this: Put your boots on and stand with your feet wider than your hips. Now, squat down as far as you can. Can you get all the way down or do you start to fall backward before you reach the bottom of the squat?

If your boot person has never evaluated your stance using a plumb line dropped from the center of your knee or some kind of a duel rocker system that you stand on to determine the angle that your boot soles need to be planed to then you need to find someone who has some understanding of lateral alignment to work with you.

fom
post #35 of 41
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Originally Posted by Paul Jones View Post
fatigue is a huge issue for me. Those vids show my why.

My desire is to get over the sweet spot, and get out of the back seat. I also want to be able to get high edge angles - both skis. Looking for the quick response one gets from the front of the boot.

Also, this style of skiing when I can do it right is pretty but I do like to ski the bumps ie zipper line. That is not going to happen with what's going on right now.

I'd like to have both halves.
You could help yourself stay out of the backseat if you keep your hands in front of your hips.

When you are pole planting you are skiing past your hands before you make your next turn and next plant. This is keeping you in the back seat. We were talking about this a few days ago in another thread on bump skiing. Instead of a blocking pole plant, use a tip plant and release instead of skiing around your pole.

Keep your hands in front of you and your less apt to get backseat reguardless of how your boots fit.
post #36 of 41
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Originally Posted by fatoldman View Post
Paul,

Do you experience sore quads when you ski?

Try this:

If your boot person has never evaluated your stance using a plumb line.

fom
Yes they get to the point of total charlie horse throughout the quad.

I will try it.

My fitter did use the line and seemed to know what he was doing. I argued with him about the left boot needing a cant.
post #37 of 41
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I will try to get the boot thing straightened out and shoot another few shots. Some groomers would be good, maybe reveal more of the sorce of the problem.

Here's one more that I don't think I posted.

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post #38 of 41
Thread Starter 
Thanks for everyone's help. This has been a reality check. Please look for better vids and better skiing in the future.
post #39 of 41
Paul,

If possible, could you get a video of yourself making some slower, carved turns on mellow terrain. This should be pretty easy video for someone to get a good shot of you coming and going. There are probably a hundred cat tracks around the mountain you could use for that shot in between ripping the bumps.

I think that would help a lot.
post #40 of 41
to me you are always looking to your skis...look down to the fall line
post #41 of 41
Thread Starter 
Just got back from a day of groomers and had a lot of fun skiing and mulling over some of the stuff that has been discussed here.

Before I went, I did change the cuff adjustment (cant??) to try to improve my edge set on the left ski. I think I moved the cuff to the outside, so that my leg engaged the shell sooner - inside edge. This boot has no cant on the bottom of the boot. The other one does and it works much better.

I also remove the comformable heal wrap with laces. I used this to snug up the fit but wasn't sure about the effectiveness plus it screwed up the fit above where it ended.

Once on the hill, I snugged the boot down, but did not do much with the strap. I spent the day working on carve GS type turns, both slow and fast, steep and not so. I was very careful to stay off the shell and to stand centered. That day at Killington was a battle between me and the front of the boot.

So the help I have received in this thread, even if only to remind me to get my $#!* together, was excellent. I intend to film some groomer type skiing so please stick with me when I post.

Speaking with the ski school and others that I know and respect, many are using my boot fitter at have great respect for his work. They were faithful to Green Mountain but now use my guy. I am not sure what to do about fit, but I do plan to show him my skiing posts to see if that helps him understand my problems better. I think my left boot needs cant work, but my ankle flex is still not right either. The Nordica 130 is a great boot and today demonstrated that. I skied well today.
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