- Plantar / dorsi flexion fore/ aft balance drills (like the Mahre brother used to do in their clinics)
- Inversion / eversion of the feet (think sideslips)
- Rotating the leg without changing the leg length. (bowties in the snow with the ski boots drill)
Exploring the RoM in the hips and pelvis falls into this same catagory. It's teaches a skier how moving the hips and pelvis can affect their balance. It also introduces the idea of projecting the hips and the core into the new turn in a disciplined, deliberate and directionally relevent way. Said another way, it teaches them how to commit the pelvis to the new turn in a way that has a positive affect on their balance and facilitates balancing better through the next turn.
Edited by justanotherskipro - 12/15/09 at 7:30am