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Hip Alignment...Help

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Thread Starter 
I need the help of all you guys who having been teaching so long! I know you'll be frank and A) Tell me I'm nuts and/or B) offer suggestions.

In almost all my turns I have a little too much tip lead and I know my outside/downhill hip is open or countered throughout most of my turn.

I was in a toy store today and saw a "kickball" on sale and stuck it below my knees and thought it might help/cure/correct my problem to take a few runs this way. I'd wear a dunce cap if I thought it would make me a better skier. I realize this has been prescribed before. Do you guys think it will help my particular problem? I honestly feel at times as though my outside hip is half a second behind the rest of my body.

I've tried having my outside ski race ahead of my inside ski and I've tried closing my inside ankle as I make turns. Neither really seemed to correct the hip.
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How far apart are your feet and knees, Rusty? I have a friend who likes to tuck his outside knee behind his inside knee to keep his skis stylishly close together. On big turns he often looks like he's in the position you describe trying to pressure the inside edge of his outside ski. If you move your inside knee into the turn and maintain bootcuff-shin contact, you shouldn't end up over countered at the hip.
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Thread Starter 
Thanks to both for the reply. I am wearing the Atomic 10.5 boot and do have footbeds. The only work done to the boot is having removed the "plug" in the back in an effort to make the shaft of my leg as upright as possible. I'm trying to stand on my skeletal structure minimizing shin/boot-tongue pressure as I ski.

I have been fiddling with my stance and do think I can get too wide or open.

I can't get to Vt. Any ideas on a fitter in Co. who can help me?

Again, many thanks.<FONT size="1">

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