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Please help me correct this (these) mistake(s) :(

post #1 of 9
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Allo group ! I'm really impressed of your analysis. Can you please take few moments to help me out? Look at the two or three first turns.  The ski 'skid' at the end of the turns. Look at the picture. How can I correct that ?  Any other comments ?

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 9

Nice skiing. Nice float. Good rhythm and playful appearance. You are having fun.....  ..... untill you look at the video.... ... I know the feeling but help is on its way.

 

You specificly ask how to correct that skidding outside ski at the end of the turn. Its a combination of many things but it cuts down to one important issue, outside ski pressure. In order to improve our outside ski pressure you need to shift your balance out over that ski. You do that by angulation. Bend sideways at the hip. Also by upper body counter. You turn your upper body to face the outside of the turn. Both movements are gradual and you use them to increase edge angles and stay in balance while your ski cuts the snow. From your video its very obvious that you use up-unweighting as primary technique for turning and while its not all bad you should try to work more with your legs than you do. Now you kind of stand straight and only flex at the end of the turn in order to extend to un-weight. No flexing over bumps or absorbing ski rebound. Also, you are very much in the back seat. Get forward. To be honest, you ski much better than I thaught from looking at the photo and reading your opening post.

post #3 of 9

as TKD6 mention you use up unweighting alot, in snow and turns shape like this down unweighting, absorbtion or retraction(different term for pretty much the same thing) would be much more appropiate.

 

combine that with a more aggresive COM move down the hill in to you new turn and you may get rid of the skid/1 2 step.

post #4 of 9

keep turning :)

 

It looks to me like you change directions, but then sorta ride the ski until you do it again.

drive the skis across hill if you dont want them to skid cross hill

post #5 of 9

snoroqc,

 

Welcome to Epic!

 

This is what I am seeing in the vid.  I really like the leaper action in the transition.  You are quite centered over the ski while you do the leap into the turn.  What happens from there is where you are loosing the edge grip on the outside ski.  After the skis re-contact the snow, your feet are getting ahead of your hips, and you are compensating for the lack of position over the skis by leaning on the inside ski.  From there, you are ab-steming the outside ski to get you re centered before the next transition.

 

To correct this, you must recontact the snow with your ankles flexed and more centered over the skis.  Body position is everything in skiing.  Keep your skis more under your body at all times.  Learning to use ankle flex to keep centered over the skis will correct many of the symptoms you are encountering.

 

RW

post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks you all for yout Input. It's REALLY appreciate . Waaaaaa It's a shock to see a video. I was thinking be better than that !  

 

Tdk6 and BushwackerinPA are right but I used more than usual up-unweighting in the video because of snow conditions (small bump and new snow). I agree I have to use my legs.

 

Ron White:  ''After the skis re-contact the snow, your feet are getting ahead of your hips, and you are compensating for the lack of position over the skis by leaning on the inside ski.''

 

You are absolutly right. You put words on my feeling:). I got new boots in more upright position and it's worst (the forward lean of the previous boots was bigger). I don't know if I need modification to the forward lean or 'delta', both or none (only lack of technique :)

 

At the very end of the turn, The ski is ahead of my hips and I'm in the back seat too much BECAUSE the acceleration of the ski is too high ...

post #7 of 9

Bear in mind that I am a complete amateur, but it helped me a lot when I realized that you don't have to work as hard as you think to ski in those conditions. Essentially you are trying to make the skis turn (as evidenced by the up-unweighting) when you could just be letting the skis finish turning and relying on them to cut through the chop.

 

Also, I can't believe no one has mentioned this, but you aren't useing your poles. I think that would automatically correct a lot of your issues.

post #8 of 9

 

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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post

 

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combine that with a more aggresive COM move down the hill in to you new turn and you may get rid of the skid/1 2 step.

+ 1 on trying to get more forward.

 

I saw only a few half-hearted pole plants - try reaching those pole swings farther forward. May help get out of backseat (into tongue of boot), hands low and ahead, especially the inside hand.

post #9 of 9

balance on the outside ski

transfer weight to the midfoot at the end of the turn (less shin/ankle pressure)

maintain separation (control rotation)

have your alignment checked (perhaps a wee bit undercanted?)

 

good skiing!

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