Ok, so this is me skiing after being out for a year (probably about the 10th hour back on the snow). Left leg is still very tender from getting the rod pulled, and won't take much pressure, you will see very tentative movements in relation to that. This is as aggressively as I am allowed to ski for a few more weeks, so help me out! I want to use the opportunity to get better. A few things that have already been identified:
1) need more upper and lower body separation (I will be working on that with some release drills). Torso is following the legs around too much
2) still have an A-frame stance at the end of the turn: need to roll down the hill (this is at least in part to being extremely tentative due to pain and risk (mostly mental) of re-fracture.
3) weight is slightly back at the end of the turn: I could be up "on my femurs" better (thanks Wade!)
4) pole plant, in conjunction with 1), should be more down the hill
5) need to work on more aggressive release and tipping of the new inside ski
6) cross-under/relaxation movements are not really present
At least I think my pole plants have become more consistent and rhythmic, and the up-movement from last February's video is at least somewhat reduced. Big thanks to Max_501 for shooting this for me!
Edited by dawgcatching - 2/24/2009 at 06:20 am