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I usaullly throw this out there after our Chmpionship race every year.

Here are a couple of clips of me racing GS.  Love any feedback you guys might have.

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I see some skidding coming out of your turns. ITs located in the last 1/4 of your turn. I'm not sure what is causing it. Why are you so wide on the gates? You are certainly late, but going quite wide none the less.

Some good moves recentering yourself fore/aft over your skis with the changing pitch.  Could ski quite a bit more aggressively, but overall pretty good skiing.
 

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racer256,

I like the way you use fluid motions in your skiing, especially your transitions; there is nothing static about your skiing, which is a plus. You are smooth on your skis except for the little skid at the bottom of the turn. Good snow contact is key to maintaining speed; even pressure with progressive changes in pressure, which you have for the most part, are good.

Your line is late and wide. On the right footer in front of the camera, where it drops away, it is a real problem. By being late there, when you get light, you drift down and away from the line even further. That turn especially would benefit from turning earlier so you have your direction change done at the time you get light.

You don't achieve much edge angle with your inside ski, but you do get some weight on it. Both of those things should change. Tip your inside ski when you tip your outside ski following transition so that the inside ski engages better. Get your weight over your outside ski and don't let the outside leg get quite so long. You can acheive these things by using more angulation and less inclination; your hips should move inside the turn but your shoulders need to move to the outside so that you get the angles and keep the outside ski pressured.

I'm going to suggest that the skidding at the end of the turn is due to a little twisting or added pressure because you sense you are late. If you move your line up the hill a bit, you won't feel the need, either conciously or subconciously, to make an extra 'move' at the end of the turn. You will simply be able to release your old turn when you are directed properly to the new turn; much faster that what you are doing now.

Good luck with your racing and send us more video, earlier in the season.

MR

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I usaullly throw this out there after our Chmpionship race every year.

Here are a couple of clips of me racing GS.  Love any feedback you guys might have.


Well you look extremely timid......why?
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lol.   i'm old!
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- push your hands forward, yer leaning back a bit
- smash the gates
- get low, beat the wind

Smooth though, I like it :-)

sani
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lol.   i'm old!

Oh come on now, aren't we all? First I think it is great you are still at it, second if you want to add some spark to it for yourself try to be more fierce and commit with more certainty towards your outside ski. You show a bit of an a-frame and I can see also that because of this you have your weight too much on the inside ski looking for security. But instead it just makes you skid more and thus your turns are not as crisp and controlled as you would wish for.
Oh and make those panels look like as if the wind is blowing on them. Use the back of your inside shoulder to do that.
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