Originally Posted by makwendo99
I've been working on eliminating that 'pop' at transition and I had a little alignment work (aka new boots) for some slight canting/ size issues.
No need to kill you as you are making very presentable turns. Since your main concern is with the "pop" it should be relatively simple to eliminate that by focusing on the cause. I like that you are moving into the new turn and creating new edge angles early in the turn and that you finish the arc of the turn. I think that the alignment of your body to your skis is appropriate for the medium radius of most of your turns. If you make short radius turns in the fall line then definitely increase your counter.
I like your dynamic range of movement but I think that you could tune up your extension timing, duration and the direction of extension.
In this still of your extension move you see that it is up and back with no flexion of the ankles instead of up and forward with good contact with the front cuff to begin your turn. A pole plant as suggested earlier would help if it moved you towards the apex of your new turn. The "pop" seems to come from this quick extension vertically and back followed by rapid flexion to control your momentary imbalance and regain balance.
In this still you see the A-framing which indicates that you are moving to your new outside ski in your extension without the complimentary moving off of your old outside ski by shortening and tipping of that leg.
I would suggest that as a first step you focus on the pressure of your foot against the bottom of your boot during your turns to recognize what is happening during your "pop", the rapid extension and flexion. Because of the A-framing I would suggest that you begin your focus on your old outside/new inside foot. Take time to feel the pressure of your foot on the big toe side of the boot. Then feel the pressure move to the entire bottom of the boot as your ski becomes flat to the snow. Hold this pressure on the whole foot maintaining a flat ski longer than you think you should. Then feel the pressure move to the little toe side of the boot as you tip to the inside of the turn. You may have to actually push down slightly on this side of the foot in order to feel any pressure since I suspect that now there is no pressure at this edge in your turns. Spread out the duration of this sequence which will slow down the turn and quiet the "pop". By creating pressure on the little toe side of your foot so that you can feel it, this should eliminate the rapid unweighting you are doing by the quick extension and flexion which is totally unweighting that foot.
Give this a try and let us know how it works.