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Little Racer MA Request

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My 6 (7 in March) asked me to post this for analysis.  He scored a bronze on this run but got 6 Bs and 2 Ss for the day.

Any input?  He is tired of listening to me!

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Nice skiing.  Now that he's shown that he can tuck that run top to bottom, it's time for a bigger challenge.  Maybe tweak the wax a bit if he wants a gold on that course...

post #3 of 13
Max looks great - very aggressive and fearless and seems to be having a ball. Great potential! 


His biggest impediment to shiny gold medals atm is the wedge. This will need to be addressed by training outside the course. If there is a race program available you should try to get him into that. Lots of supervised free skiing to work on basic skills is required.

BTW - Nice job on the filming.
post #4 of 13
Hmm...I couldn't see the wedge...

Definitely a pretty wide stance, but that's not at all out of the ordinary for a 6 year old.  (And he was in a tuck after all.)

On the left ski turns, there looks to be a fairly clean track in the snow, not the brushed track that would be associated with a wedge. 
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Racer256 - that is pritty good skiing. Fast and attacking. Nice round turns and good line selection. Even carving . My advice will be very easy to give since I have a lot of experiance with the same kind of package. Its the same for all kids, angulation. Teaching them how to lean outwards in the turn with their upper body and not inward. Not banking. Angulating. Balancing over the outside ski. Hips into the turn. Up to speed she should have her shoulderline levelled and her skis tipped on edge.
post #6 of 13
Awesome skiing!

The wide stance puts him on the inside edges almost all the time. Even if the skis aren't converging into a wedge, the skis are fighting each other. A little narrower stance might let the inside ski run flat which will let him go faster. Once the speed picks up, he'll need to begin angulating as TDK6 mentions. The speed will push him more to his outside ski which should get more pressure than the inside ski.  Then he will be able to get his skis tipping the same way so the skis work together, instead of in opposition.

Way to go Max!
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Originally Posted by mogulmuncher View Post

Hmm...I couldn't see the wedge...
 

 MM, look closely as he goes through his transitions.  Many of his turn initiations show clear convergence, with both skis up on their inside edges.  It really throws on the brakes each time he does it.  A blown up screen capture would show it clearly.  

When that gets sorted out and this little tiger will be bringing home gold on a regular basis.  
post #8 of 13
Platinum! Go Max Go!
post #9 of 13
Just a great video. My boy is 6 and will be 7 too and racing in his first season, in upstate NY and Mass. He is far faster off the course than on it ! Focused as he says on finishing over winning ! " I do not want to DNF" .

Very nice filming, thoroughly enjoyed his run, very clean filming, and your boy did it in a tuck all the way, way to go!

post #10 of 13
 all of these guys are right but noone told you how to him to quit wedging.

Skiing is dynamic movement sport. You got to get him to move anyway you can to get rid of that wedge.. 1000 steps call it marching/dancing/smashing snow bug whatever float his boat is a great drill to break wedges. also hopping though the turns, rusty frog reference was great, skating straight down the hill, skating though turns . one footed skiing. 

also picking easy but 'fun" terrain will go really far to breaking that wedge. You want everyone of his movements to be offensive and you never want to see defensive skiing. Find terrain that has trees to turn around, jumps, bumps, transitions, rollers anything that he likes doing and ski him though there playing follow the leader skiing the slowest line possible as fast as possible. 

good luck and like I m saying and others are saying that wedge is the devil get rid of it as his primary move ASAP.
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post

 all of these guys are right but noone told you how to him to quit wedging.

 




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Originally Posted by Rick View Post

If there is a race program available you should try to get him into that. Lots of supervised free skiing to work on basic skills is required.


 


Bush, your training suggestions are good, but implementation via the internet is difficult.  This kid has potential.  My suggestion above is the best hope for him to realize it. 
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Bush, your training suggestions are good, but implementation via the internet is difficult.  This kid has potential.  My suggestion above is the best hope for him to realize it. 

Ill agree with that :)
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Originally Posted by Rick View Post

 MM, look closely as he goes through his transitions.  Many of his turn initiations show clear convergence, with both skis up on their inside edges.  It really throws on the brakes each time he does it.  A blown up screen capture would show it clearly.  

 

Looks like I was looking too closely at the tracks at the end of the turn, and missed the wedge at transition/initiation.   Thanks for the reminder to watch the whole turn...
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