Just a quick question about the hip on the inside of a turn.
I was listening to one of the trainers a couple weeks ago speaking about trying to lead into a turn with the inside hip and decided to experiment a little.
I focused on keeping my inside hip forward during turn initiation while executing short radius turns at a controlled speed on steeper blue/easier black terrain and felt that it helped in a few aspects.
First, it seemed to help keep my upper body quiet and actually promoted counter rotation. I wasn't struggling as much to keep my upper body facing down the fall line and my hands forward.
Secondly, it seemed even easier to control the radius of the turn. I am aware of using the inside ski to control the radius. This seemed to help even more.
Finally, I often struggle with falling into the 'back seat' and the attendant adjustments to get forward into the next turn. I'll pop-up or stem or just ride the end of the turn a little too long to get forward. This seemed to help me keep on top of my skiis.
So, my question is… as this was mostly self discovery, am I on-track or off-base?