Originally Posted by HeluvaSkier
Originally Posted by Uncle Louie
Originally Posted by tdk6
The drill you are suggesting, should I pressure my toes or the shins?
I try not to play this game, but won't that advice open the ankle joint and press the calves against the back of the boots?
I agree. I find toe pressure puts me behind my feet and the front of the ski does not have good pressure or contact. Of course, I can move my COM far enough forward to allow me to pressure my toes and still stay over my feet, but I find (perhaps because I'm basically inept) that toe pressure pushes me back despite my efforts to stay forward, and I'm less able to adapt to terrain or condition variations.
If I gently lift my toes, on the other hand, my feet stay underneath me and, wonder of wonders, the front of the ski stays nicely pressured, which was, I think, the original goal.
I do not want too have much shin pressure, despite lifting my toes a bit on occasion. Too much shin pressure in the bumps leads to shin bang and getting knocked into the back seat.
My presence here suggests that a village somewhere is missing its idiot!