Originally Posted by 4ster
Nice action shots!
At first glance, I recognize something that I've been working on. Your left shoulder appears to be lagging behind a bit in 2nd & 3 photos (I wonder if this happens on your other side). Your left wrist is also cocked up slightly, & out of symmetry with your right. This might not be a problem in this turn, but could be in the next. My call would be to ask you to roll your left shoulder forward slightly & bring your elbows more forward. You want to avoid using any rotary impetus from the torso when you transition into the next turn.
The second photo shows good balanced angles, but looks like you get behind in the third. It might be that you are getting ready to react to a mogul or something. It is hard to tell much about movements from still photography, but I would say it's dynamic skiing! Even with the knee tuck A-frame thing in the second photo, your edge angles look pretty equal. Good level shoulders and lateral angles. Photo 1 gives more of a side view, & it appears that the angle of your tibia from boot top to knee, is greater than that of your femur & spine.
I can't believe I just wrote that knit-picky kind of stuff down, but it's been raining out... & well I really like your shots.
BTW, why is Atomicman on Head skis?
To answer your last question first, I didn't think Headman was a good choice!
All three photos just happen to be taken I believe just as I am about to plant or pole touch and change edges. this would explain the cocked wrist. As to the lagging left shoulder. I am a bit baffled by this one particularly in the 2nd shot. I just don't see it. Looks like strong inside 1/2 to me and my left shoulder is ahead , as is my left hip and ski and left hand.
In the 3rd photo I am much closer to edge change then in the other 2 shots. I think i am a split second from edge change in photo 3 and I would expect less difference in shoulder alignment fore/aft because I am closer to neutral (less edge angles
I have no have an issue with my hand or elbow postion in any of the photos.
As far as rotary impetus of the torso. What do you consider the torso? If it is the body from the hips up, I will have to disagree with this. If you don't have rotation of your torso, you end up following your skis. In photo 2 i would submit one of the strongest points of this photo is i am nicely and naturally countered upper body facing the next turn before edge change.just ready to pole touch and rollo over this is right where i want to be I think? I think the next turn will be a crossover as I am reaching down the hill from my boots and will dive directly over my skis into the next turn or let me knees come up and crossunder.
Look at frame 3 here of nicole Hosp http://www.ronlemaster.com/images/2006-2007/slides/hosp-aspen-2006-sl-2.html
As long as you are not pivoting your skis the upper body anticipation to the next turn is desiarable. In fact I have been working on that exact move with coaches in the slalom course. It almost makes your skis turn themselves. this along with level shoulders shoots your skis effortlessly but powerfully to the other side.
3rd and 4th frame here http://www.ronlemaster.com/images/2006-2007-B/slides/myhrer-bc-2006-sl-1.html
Her it is Jessica kelly 3rd frame & 3rd to last frame. http://www.ronlemaster.com/images/2006-2007/slides/kelley-aspen-2006-sl-1.html
and with all said, still shots are tough since it is just an instant in time!