Here is my attemt to analyse my progression from the last season. Both videos are on easy part of a blue run.
Please comment on it... are my conclusions right...
Thanks in advance
Looks to me you have compensated for the earlier lack of angles by making a quick lateral shift of the pelvis across the skis rather than forward and diagonally into the turn.
I'd like to see that movement become more gradual and more forward. Point your belly button at the apex of the next turn as your feet turn more than the torso in the finish of turns and then rise to release the edges. Try to gradually extend the new outside leg to decrease the fold in the fabric of your ski pants, then gradually recrease the fabric during the finish. A little one-two-three count for both the extension and flexation. Think of keeping your torso upright and letting the feet go out to the side while at the apex of the turn.
I think the order of things for you to work on is:
Hi Pete. I think that before you try drills with active inner leg you need to be more dynamic. As MR says you should extend into the turn and flex when you exit. It should all be a fluid motion. The body is never static. At the moment you seem to have a very quick transition and then you stand most of the turn in a static position. Try to flex exaggeratedly between the turns to get the feeling. Try going into a full tuck and then extend progressivlly unitl you are almost fully extended at the apex. This might feel ridiculous but I have found it very effective on the juniors I coach. I will also prevent too early hip angulation.
When you get this feeling you can practice active innner edge by making long turns and stepping between outer and inner ski, and lifting the ski should be primarily in the tail in order not to have a back-seat position.
Don't take the critique literally, you have a lot of good things going as well.
A-framing isn't as bad as you may think it is. Keeping pressure on the outside ski is much more important than activating the inside knee, which is why the knee was last on my list for you. Come back to this thread when you have tried being more dynamic and utilizing progressive pressure changes.
Things will change radically for you if you can just be more dynamic which often will make subsequent suggestions we have made moot. You'll may need a new set of exercises that what we have already advised.
I think that the second skier reaches the apex slightly before the fall-line and the first one reaches the apex after the fall-line. Agreed that the first skier gets a pretty straight leg early, but this is what makes him LESS gradual.
I think the first skiier has the same tendencies as Pete in some of his turns.
Apec is the point where the turn radius is mininal, which normally should coincide with maximum pressure.
With CoM direction I mean the direction it is moving. Look at the great picure MR did in the hip rotation thread.