Originally Posted by justanotherskipro
Snappy turns from Charlie. You mentioned wanting to ski like him but I am curious how you view your skiing compared to his? What do you feel you do similarly and perhaps more importantly what do you feel you do differently?
What is your plan and primary focus?
I want to smell and taste the turns...
What a great set of questions, JASP! Thanks for the focus.
I love Charlie's natural smoothness, and the apparently effortless way that he creates his exceptional angles, moving fluidly from turn to turn. I really like the extreme angles he creates when he's arcing (with his inside hand nearly brushing the snow even though it's in a perfectly balanced position).
I tend to hold me feet under me, even when I feel like I've let them get "way out there." I also tend to hang on to a position too long, I think, and I'd like to be more natural, more mobile, and more fluid.
Right now, my plan is to play with my balance and stance early in the year, learning to get more comfortable with movement during the turn and with allowing my feet more freedom. That said, although I'm scouring various materials that I have, I'm looking for ways that others have found to improve these skills...
Did I describe it well? Any thoughts as a result of this response?