I am returning to skiing after taking 30 years away from the sport. When I last had skied back in 1976, needless to say, skis and technique were much different. I am having difficulty getting a good clean carve on steeper slopes. I feel my difficulty is that I start skidding to keep my speed in check. N On a more moderate pitch I feel like I get a decent carve. I am on Norica GranSport 8 skis, 176 cm 116-70-100 with about a 18 m radius. I am trying to use my ankles first to edge in followed by my knees while putting more pressure on my outside ski and pushing the shovel in to initiate the carve.
This is the only video I have taken on one of the steeper intermediate slope, Capitan, at Ski Apache in southern New Mexico. Unfortunately the first 10 seconds are out of focus. The remaining 25 seconds are better. According to my GPS I was traveling at about 20 to 25 miles per hour at the top of the hill and got up to 30 miles an hour at the bottom. This is about the speed and pitch that I start having trouble holding an edge.
Any comments about how get a cleaner carve would be appreciated.