|Originally posted by funkybob:
HOW DO YOU LAY OUT A GOOD CARVE ON COURDEROY.
I guess I'm tempted to say there are no mail order turns and suggest you see a local level III cert. You asked the question and it deserves an answer.
Railroad track turns are a drill and the genesis of any carved turn. The movement is almost imperceptable and begins in the foot and the foot alone. If you can readily see the movement it may be too gross a movement. If you are going left simply roll the left foot towards the little toe. Any weight shift at this point will destroy the dynamic of the turn. This is where folks make the mistake of shifting weight to the outside ski, thus unweighting the inside ski.
Practice RR track turns on relatively flat terrain and they may well lure you into a more dynamic carved turn on steeper terrain.
All joking aside, find a pro at your local resort who can really lay the skis over. Then commit to a series of lessons and plan a progression. It's not going to happen in one or two hours.
Avoid the pro who is;
1. Static or in the classic "park and ride" mode
2. Overly countered from the waist down and or "braced" against the hill
Look for someone who carves and looks as though he/she wants to "go there" on every turn.