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post #31 of 36

That's the best looking avalanche debris I've ever seen.

 

At first the first clip looked like it had a lot of skidding going on, but as you got closer it looked a lot better. Go figure. Yes it still looks a lot like you from 4 years ago. The distance between the legs looks like it changes a lot, but it's a bit of an illusion. What I'm seeing here is that you are occasionally getting the outside foot hanging back creating tip lead in the fall line and riding the inside ski. We're also seeing a bit of excess hinge at the waist. Balance against the outside ski more and you'll get less tip lead in the fall line, more of the outside ski crossing under your transitions and less of that hip bend. Drill - right foot tracer turns (keep weight 99% on right foot).

 

I really like how your range of motion and flexibility allows greater steering control of the skis and higher edge angles. Simultaneous edge change except for that one spot in the second clip coming right at the camera. You know, if you had worked on collapsing the new inside leg as part of the turn initiation movement like I asked 4 years ago, this would not be happening. I'll bet your wedge turns are not flattening the inside ski. Just sayin'

post #32 of 36
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Thanks Rusty. 

 

I see most of the same things as you, the Slo- Mo doesn't lie.  The windblown snow was very punchy, so I was trying to be very soft & even weighted in the turn entry (flat skis) then give a little punch just before transition to redirect while unwieghted.

 

I will see if I can video some wedge turns.

 

JF

post #33 of 36
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Here are a few more clips from today...  Might want to turn the volume down, it was really windy.

 

I focused on keeping my feet the same distance apart throughout the turns.

 

Some Railer type turns on a green run:

 

Wedge turns:

 

& some basic parallel on steep groomed terrain:

 

Thanks,

JF

post #34 of 36

JF,

 

Busted!

 

Wedge turns. Your extension is up, then the inside ski flattens. The extension move should result in flattening the inside ski. At home, stand in a wedge position and lift the outside heel.

post #35 of 36
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Originally Posted by TheRusty View Post

JF,

 

Busted!

 

Wedge turns. Your extension is up, then the inside ski flattens. The extension move should result in flattening the inside ski. At home, stand in a wedge position and lift the outside heel.

 

You are probably right, but believe me when I say that I am not consciously moving UP in the wedge turns.  I am merely tipping to the little toe edge of my new inside ski to initiate the turn, at least that is what I am conscious of.

 

Not sure I follow you on "lift the outside heel"?  Which outside heel?

 

Thanks,

JF

post #36 of 36

Can you see your slight extension at turn initiation (most visible after 30 seconds)? Can you see the new inside ski flatten slightly AFTER that extension. If you want to turn left and initiate by lifting only the right heel (do not change knee flex), you will tilt left and naturally flatten the left foot. As part of this move you can either raise the right shoulder or shift the left hip and keep the shoulders level. Hmmmm....

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