Originally Posted by HeluvaSkier
Relaxed and controlled...? What are you trying to show?
Technical errors are most glaring when a skier is skiing at their peak performance level... less so at lower levels. I've seen better turns from you for sure, but they aren't bad... but a bit uninspired maybe? If its a pat on the back you are seeking... the season is still young.
Actually, technical error are often most glaring when using skills at a slow speed and low slope angle. Speed blurs a lot of issues.
Originally Posted by bud heishman
Why are you lifting your inside ski tail?
Why the big counter at edge change?
The skiing looks very lazy and static, strictly riding the ski design without any shaping? It looks old school on new skis!
I agree with Helluva, I have seen better skiing from you.
Totally agree with the static. In fact, mid-turn your body seems to stop moving completely. Your feet being so jammed together mean that you're literally getting into your own way and blocking natural movements. Most people will find it much more confining to move with the entire legs touching from crotch to ankles...
Ironically, as Bud points out, a number of the movements that you are
making are extraneous. Those up-and-down movements of the feet are extraneous and will have negative consequences. If you allow your feet to separate a bit, operate independently, and if you keep a nice set of movements like a pendulum (no stopping, no sudden changes, but nice back-and-forth), your performance (and comfort!) will improve dramatically.
Originally Posted by tdk6
ssh, looking for general feedback whatever that might be
Heluva, yes its not peak performance but I dont ski very aggressively and fast all the time. If you want to give me a pat on the back feel free to do so
Bud, you are correct. Im riding the ski design with no shaping. Its actually a pritty good demo of how this particular SL ski turns according to its design. Not a very tight radius turn. In order to turn it more sharply I could eather start working harder bending the ski or slip into steering. Steering would slow me down because of the friction and also the tighter turn radius. Bending the ski more would accelerat me due to rebound momentum even if the radius became tighter. Acutally when you look at me Im not going that slow at all. Its actually pritty fast for very relaxed skiing. Old school on new skis LOL! Its the close upright stance and the counter that makes it look like old school doesent it. But great style never goes out of fashion I read in the morning paper today.... You mention two things, counter and lifting the ski. Do you think I should have tried to face downhill with my upper body through out the whole ski progression to form anticipation insted of forming an upside down counter at turn initiation or should I have stayed square the whole time? The ski lifting maybe a leftover from previous drill, the javelin turn. I dont remember but maybe it was so that I started out with both skis on the snow but then in that one righthand turn you can see a slight struggle and to slip back into controlled outside ski pressure I lifted the inside ski up. Maybe it was just a demo of how you can eather lift it up or leave it on the snow. Leaving it on the snow would be closer to the final result
Nobody, yes, as matter of fact I was working with some friends on balance and this was a demo of how Im outside ski dominant even though my skis are both on the snow. There should be no change in upper body movements when picking it up or leaving it on the snow. Good comment, thanks
skinerd, Im not following you here. Could you explain a bit more in detail. What kind of movement are you talking about when you say I should turn my legs? When you say turning legs to change direction it sounds like some kind of pivot where I point my skis into a new direction insted of tipping the skis on edge and waiting for them to start turning on their own?
I don't think you're getting any of the real performance out of those skis. Your foot location both in terms of being locked together and in terms of them being so much under your body instead of out away from it, means that you aren't getting as much pressure on the skis as they are designed to have, and you are not nearly as outside ski dominant as you seem to think... It would help you get more out of the skis if you were more
outside ski dominant.