Nice short radius turns my man! I like the movement from the hips down laterally with both legs moving simultaneous. The rhythm is outstanding while turning. It also looks like in this clip that you are getting up on the edges early, IMHO, a good thing. Great job! [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
These are some things that I believe you could work on in your skiing. You are allowing the hips to move back through the turns, and this leaves you somewhat countered in both the right and left turn.
Also because of being back at the end of the turn, there is some movement up to start the new turn. This is minimal though.
When making your left turn, you are letting the right leg drift back somewhat. In this turn, I see more counter than in the right turn and I would believe that there is more tip lead in the left turn also. You may be finding that in the left turn because the ski goes back, that the edge breaks away and some skidding occurs.
Here are a few of the things that, IMHO, might help you become a better skier than you already are.
Try standing taller and keep your hips over your feet at all times. Don’t let them drift back while pressuring the skis. This, IMHO, will reduce the little vertical movement that you have. By standing taller, this will help you to remain squarer to the skis and help to do away with the counter that develops through your turn. You will have to be active to do this by pulling the inside ski back and pushing the outside ski forward at the same time for awhile until you get use to the stance and skiing like this. Try and keep both skis moving forward, especially the right ski. Don’t let it lag behind.
Try and keep the width of the legs the same as much as possible. Work at keeping them hip width apart. When making the left turn, the width is good. But when going right, you are allowing them to come together. I see in this clip that there may be some “A” framing in the right turn. Try and get your right leg more involved by tipping the boot and leg more to the inside through your right turn. Keep the shins in contact with the tongue of the boot as much as possible. Again, this will help with standing taller.
I would also like to see an effort in controlling the speed in the turn by coming across the hill a bit more. It looks like there is acceleration pretty much on every turn. If this is what you where working on, Great job! [img]tongue.gif[/img]
Holiday, All in all, you are an accomplished skier. It looks like you’ve been at it for sometime. For me, its fun doing MA’s on upper level skiers. It really trains one’s eye for the little thing that someone at your caliber needs to work on. I think if you take some of these ideas out on the hill and work on them, you will be pleasantly rewarded.
Thanks for the opportunity to do the MA.
: ----------------- Wigs