After posting some skiing for MA a year ago, I promised to get a follow up on here for all those who had some great insights last year.
After a season of mostly skiing off piste & lots of powder I finally got out on some groomers this morning. It was good firm spring snow at first, but softening quickly. I have made no equipment changes (have you seen the economy), so I hope we can put a lighter focus on alignment issues.
Early in the season, while still skiing groomers for the first few weeks I worked on some of the things that were suggested last year.
1. Lots of Javelin turns, & balancing against the outside ski.
2. Trying to keep the skis from splitting/diverging after the fall-line.
3. Opening my ankle at the turn apex in order to keep from crushing the shaft of the boot.
4. Lessen the A-frame.
5. Trying to keep my left shoulder from lagging behind.
6. A more upright stance.
During the season, I spent only sporadic time refining technique on the groomers, & even less time in the gates. I still find myself slipping back into the same patterns at times, but feel I am beginning to make some steps in the right direction.
As usual, as soon as the camera is on everything turns to sh*t, but that's the way it goes. I again would appreciate any input, whether or not you are familiar with stuff I've posted before.
These short clips where shot with my little point & shoot Kodak, so my apologies for poor quality.
!st clip is still pretty firm moderate pitch:
2nd & 3rd clips, flatter shorter turns:
Last clip bigger turns, steeper & softer:
Thanks in advance,