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Inability to ski on one ski

post #1 of 6
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I read recently that skiing on one foot/ski is a good exercise. When I try it I immediately turn/skid to the inside. Perhaps I wasn't leaning over far enough - going to try again tomorrow. What I find perplexing is I seem to have trouble getting descent inside edge angles, yet on one ski, I immediately go to the inside edge.

What, if anything, does this tell you about my alignment or anything else?
BTW- The skis do have a radius of 14m.

Thanks,
Ben
post #2 of 6
check the boots shell fit

have you replaced the stock footbed?

then see a bootfitter about canting and alimnment.
post #3 of 6
base bevel?
skill?

On one ski you will automatically find the inside edge because of the 'toppling' effect, i.e. your COM moves 'inside' your base of support. Harald Harb (no affiliation or affection ) writes well about this.
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Originally Posted by mntlion View Post
check the boots shell fit

have you replaced the stock footbed?

then see a bootfitter about canting and alimnment.
Thanks..... The boots are over a decade old (Nordica NR 980). I'll take them in to see what my local shop thinks - I'm sure they could use a footbed.

Thanks,
Ben
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Originally Posted by jdistefa View Post
base bevel?
skill?

On one ski you will automatically find the inside edge because of the 'toppling' effect, i.e. your COM moves 'inside' your base of support. Harald Harb (no affiliation or affection ) writes well about this.
Thanks for the response Dr. D!

I'm not sure about the "base bevel" - never heard the term.
The skis are Dynastar Contact 9's, which are my first pair of "sidecut" skis.
Skill level is probably a high 6 - definitely went up with these skis.

Wife and I are getting back into the sport. I've read HH's book "Essentials", and am reading Tajeda's (sp) book, "Breakthrough on the New Skis - Say goodbye to the intermediate blues" - both books discuss skiing on one ski as a balance and alignment check.

I would be interested to hear why the lack of "affection" for HH.LOL In particular, are their techniques in the Essentials book you think will hurt an aspiring expert skier - feel free to PM.

Thanks,
Ben
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Quote:

Originally Posted by jdistefa View Post
base bevel?
skill?

On one ski you will automatically find the inside edge because of the 'toppling' effect, i.e. your COM moves 'inside' your base of support. Harald Harb (no affiliation or affection ) writes well about this.

 

That's strange because when I'm on one ski, I immediately find the outer edge.  Maybe a canting issue?  I was also swimming in my old boots, which probably didn't help.  :p

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