|Originally posted by dchan:
More angulation? you mention sections that would benefit but what would more angulation gain?
As far as toes against the tops of my boots, They probably are in these runs. That was my Mantra early last season. In Powder and crud it's pretty much automatic now. If anything there might have been a few moment's in those runs I let my toes drop (although I can't tell you where) but I generally keep my toes up now. I seem to get better feedback, better balance and quicker response.
My apologies, for lack of clarity. Please feel free to disagree with my views as you wish. I'm just making some comments, and have no interest in getting on anyone's bad side.
More angulation done right would help in many ways:
One: Enhanced seperation of upper and lower body enabling you to ski with only your legs.
Two: Feet will move closer together. IMO, a bit wide for the conditions.
Three: Obviously, remove the banked turns, in which there is a tendency to put too much weight on the inside edge of the uphill ski. Once this happens, balancing movements stop.
Four: End of the stiffness -- which puts you a bit far back.
IMO, the toes thing is supposed to promote dorsiflexion, and keep you out of the back seat. Raising the toes only while keeping the foot down is not the goal. Perhaps my suggesting is better stated as pulling the top of the foot to the boot?
What more can I say?
IMO, the first video was far far better, except that the poles were not carried strongly, and were sometimes planted after the turn had already started.