|Originally posted by Ric B:
Disski, for me I feel that when my hip doesn't come "up and through" as you say, my inside half gets weak and I can't angulate as well or direct the forces to the outside ski, or move fluidly into the next turn... Can you see that? Do you fold at the waist Disski? I don't remember your hip problem but has your instructor given you something to draw awareness to how this effects things and can be changed?
Sorry Ric - it was in August sometime & people kept giving me these ideas that didn't match the hip movement that occurred. The movement wasn't a 'move' one way but the simple 'lack of move' as you & Ydnar described - ONLY ON TURN TO RIGHT & ONLY AT END OF that TURN.
No waist folding - but that is my weak turn side & if it is really cruddy etc THAT is the side I think I will bite it & so I do strange things (pretty much I FEEL UNSTABLE compared to the other turn & then either have balance problems or do silly things because I am uncomfortable - read run away from possible problems etc)
ie the biggest problem is lack of FLUID movement (from what I have been told)
NO PROBLEM with other side turn - hip ALWAYS moves as it should(I'm told)
Instructors cure? ummm he had a couple
- ski around behind me yelling 'HIP' at the initiation of that turn - then I try to make sure i move the hip THROUGH & the 'falling back & in' doesn't happen because I am moving forward & through.
-make me do EVERY STEEP ICY traverse in the direction that pushes that hip UP he could find on our daily travels - so I learn the position better in my muscles.
-get me to concentrate on my KNEE in that turn initiation a bit - when I get the knee right the hip seems to follow suit.
Knee right - ski without poles soI can do hands on knees...
That foot is VERY unstable - I have a HUGE correction in my walking orthotic - unfortunately since 1997 I am up to second pair of footbeds & boots & have had alignment done TWICE by surefoot & a quick look by some guys in Whistler(when they built the second orthotic) & it is STILL CRAP! That foot FEELS BAD - I am used to a supported foot & the FOOTBEDS do NOT cut it.
I CAN make the moves - if I try really hard as above - but they are REALLY hard & I need to concentrate & my knee aches the WHOLE ski season as it did before I had walking orthotics.