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post #91 of 106
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Thanks @Bogatyr!
I keep working on my skiing every season to improve my skiing and coaching. Hopefully there is more to come.

Cheers.
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Thanks for all the comments everyone.

 

Two things to note:

I do have an imbalance in my turns. The double fall line exaggerates it, but it is there on straight fall lines as well. I am working on it a lot, and it has improved since the beginning of the season, but I still have a long way to go.

 

I JUST (less than 20 minutes ago) ordered new Leki poles. 48" for GS and 46" for SL as opposed to my current 50" and 48" poles that I have now. I noticed the need for shorter SL poles in courses this year when I started running over them because my transitions were so flexed. My freeskiing poles will still be 48" but thats not really a crisis, and is a more versitile length for me.

That is the first confirmation from anyone else I have gotten that dropping pole size if you are trying to stay low throughout all of your carved turns is a beneficial thing to do. I recently saw my skiing from afar and could really notice how my elbows are riding so high due to attempts at making near vertical pole plants while riding lower and lower over these past 5 or so seasons. It does not look right at all. I can see the direct connection between my pole plants and a high elbow. I simply let it develop on its own without noticing it. I am thinking if I drop a few inches for the start of next season,

 

Can I ask you, HellmanSkier,  what were any movement and position changes made regarding your arms and pole plant as a result of skiing all day with low hips?

post #93 of 106

Just loose the poles altogether!

 

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post #94 of 106
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That is the first confirmation from anyone else I have gotten that dropping pole size if you are trying to stay low throughout all of your carved turns is a beneficial thing to do. I recently saw my skiing from afar and could really notice how my elbows are riding so high due to attempts at making near vertical pole plants while riding lower and lower over these past 5 or so seasons. It does not look right at all. I can see the direct connection between my pole plants and a high elbow. I simply let it develop on its own without noticing it. I am thinking if I drop a few inches for the start of next season,

 

Can I ask you, HellmanSkier,  what were any movement and position changes made regarding your arms and pole plant as a result of skiing all day with low hips?

 

Hi Rich,

It is funny that you bring this up... only because a few days ago, I was discussing dropping to yet an even shorter pole length (discussed with a friend who some of you may have heard of). This friend, is close to my size (slightly shorter) and uses very short poles most of the time because he also tends to remain 'low' in most of his skiing. For next season I may drop to 115cm for most all of my skiing... possibly 110cm for certain situations.

 

Going down in length has its advantages and drawbacks. I miss the extra length in the start gate, powder and pushing myself around in flats. My preferred length for all skiing is 120cm... but in short turns, bumps and SL turns they get in the way. Part of the result, is I tend to keep my elbows lower and more relaxed these days, which has the advantage of loosening up my chest, shoulders and upper back so it does not move with my arms.

 

If you're going to experiment, I recommend finding cheap or free poles to test with on video before you drop coin on nice poles that end up being too short.

post #95 of 106
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@Jacques

Probably not happening, but where can I get that outfit?

post #96 of 106
I've dropped to jr poles. Goint to cut my 48" this summer.
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Link.

When something goes wrong...

Dag Nabit ! Launch control ! Hate when that happens... !

An incredible amount of energy is stored in a deeply carved ski..... (!).

I've had a couple of "Edge Throws" from deep carving (GS) with similar flight !

...Hmmm. Looks like Sunset chair at Bristol ..... Did I guess right ?
post #98 of 106
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...Hmmm. Looks like Sunset chair at Bristol Did I guess right ?

 

Iliad, Greek Peak.

post #99 of 106
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That is the first confirmation from anyone else I have gotten that dropping pole size if you are trying to stay low throughout all of your carved turns is a beneficial thing to do. I recently saw my skiing from afar and could really notice how my elbows are riding so high due to attempts at making near vertical pole plants while riding lower and lower over these past 5 or so seasons. It does not look right at all. I can see the direct connection between my pole plants and a high elbow. I simply let it develop on its own without noticing it. I am thinking if I drop a few inches for the start of next season,

 

Can I ask you, HellmanSkier,  what were any movement and position changes made regarding your arms and pole plant as a result of skiing all day with low hips?


Hi there, '' shorter poles " drill from Klaus Mair could be of great benefit  in your situation. Don't pay too much attention to the rest of his system though .

post #100 of 106
When I watch Paul Lorenz (MrSnowPlow) I *think* I notice that he uses adjustable poles in some of his vids? Sort of like a trekking/tele pole...

zenny
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When I watch Paul Lorenz (MrSnowPlow) I *think* I notice that he uses adjustable poles in some of his vids? Sort of like a trekking/tele pole...

zenny

 

Not sure... but I can find out. These guys have a lot of gear.

post #102 of 106
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Not sure... but I can find out. These guys have a lot of gear.

 

  Yeah I forgot to ask him during our PM'ing....

 

  zenny

post #103 of 106
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@Jacques

Probably not happening, but where can I get that outfit?


Second had stores!  You are a hell of a skier for sure!  I've seen your videos!

 

BTW, I have about 63 fart bags now!

post #104 of 106
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 For next season I may drop to 115cm for most all of my skiing... possibly 110cm for certain situations.

 

 

 

 

Greg, I just had a vision pop into my head of Dorf does skiing.  :D

 

post #105 of 106
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I guess everyone will understand if I'm short with you now...

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I guess everyone will understand if I'm short with you now...

Nice!  Always got a kick out of his Dorf instructional skits.  

 

"Leonard, would you bring me my little poles, I now want to show the people how to do the short leg, shorter leg drill. 

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