First, the specifics- 50 yrs old, 6'2", 185 lbs body weight, skiing ~ '03/04 Icon DPXR boots (with custom orthotics, heel lifts, and fitted by custom bootfitter), 178 cm Legend 8000 skis. Skiing on and off for many years. Fairly atheletic and ski aggressively on all types of slopes through single black diamonds, can handle double blacks if snow covered but less comfortable when hard crust and narrow. Can do moguls but not always pretty, especially when tall narrow and icy. Often, I seem to end up in the back seat while skiing. Also, it almost seems like my boots have become stiffer with age.
Anyways, I have noticed with my skiing that I often end up bending forward excessively at the waist. I seem to be able to ski more aggressively when doing that. It may be that it helps me stay out of the back seat, I don't know. I also seem to be able to ski bumps much easier doing that. I know that I should be letting my knees flex in the bumps and keep my hips lower, but I seem to often end up bent way forward down at the waist with my upper bod yless than 45 deg to the slope. I seem to be able to have more control with that BUT I think that other aspects of my skiing suffer. Any suggestions in terms of technique or ski or boot setup? I do have a very large foot size (14" street) but my boot is centered on the marks on the ski. All suggestions welcome.