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post #61 of 73
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I did not take the skiing, they are separate modules here. You do have to give an appropriate demo to pass the teaching though.
post #62 of 73
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BTW , I think proficiency with a video camera should be a level 2 task. I went out with another for an hour and got shot 5 times and ended up with 10 seconds of viewable footage. :(
post #63 of 73
RE Modules,

Western division are separate modules as well. The difference is you have to pass the skiing module before being allowed to take the teach.. 3 days skiing, 2 days teaching.

Re Video,

one of the examiners was trying to video our group yesterday and missed a lot of the runs for our groups too. I do a lot of video and it's tough. It takes a lot of practice.. If you don't do it a lot, it's real tough.
post #64 of 73
 I am coming to this party late and have not read all the posts.

Your alignment issues affecting your one ski skiing can be a combination of frontal and sagittal plane issues.  I believe fore/aft parameters must be pretty spot on to make one ski skiing relatively easy.  Without seeing you and your set up I can not comment though.  Get with someone who really knows what they are doing with alignment and not just a wannabe!

With the skills I see in your photos there is no reason you should not be able to rip on one ski....
post #65 of 73
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I completed a earlier started full session with Jay Peterson from SkierSynergy today and got some new footbeds that straighten up my heels significantly. The final analysis yielded a planing result that will likely be not too far off from the original boot work i had done a while ago. Probably the big difference is the footbeds and pulling out the heel lift. We'll see how it goes. Currently shopping for a new head 120rs boot or similar as the abducted stance boot doesnt seem to play nice with my very curved tibias.
post #66 of 73
I will help you work on one ski skiing.  Just let me know when you will be around.
post #67 of 73
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Originally Posted by pdxammo View Post

I completed a earlier started full session with Jay Peterson from SkierSynergy today and got some new footbeds that straighten up my heels significantly. The final analysis yielded a planing result that will likely be not too far off from the original boot work i had done a while ago. Probably the big difference is the footbeds and pulling out the heel lift. We'll see how it goes. Currently shopping for a new head 120rs boot or similar as the abducted stance boot doesnt seem to play nice with my very curved tibias.

Don't forget the fore/aft plane (ie. ramp, fwd lean, delta, mount position)  most importantly delta!  You should be able to extend and feel your shin resting into the tongue in a relatively taller stance while being able to pressure the ski shovel on the little toe side.  Too much forward lean or delta and your hips will stay back and balance will be difficult.  Get it right and you will find your balance!
post #68 of 73
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Originally Posted by pdxammo View Post

I completed a earlier started full session with Jay Peterson from SkierSynergy today and got some new footbeds that straighten up my heels significantly. The final analysis yielded a planing result that will likely be not too far off from the original boot work i had done a while ago. Probably the big difference is the footbeds and pulling out the heel lift. We'll see how it goes. Currently shopping for a new head 120rs boot or similar as the abducted stance boot doesnt seem to play nice with my very curved tibias.
 

If you are still having trouble after getting aligned, take a lesson from Jay.  It will be well worth your while and I know he'll be able to put you on the right path if you are having any movement related issues...
post #69 of 73
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 PSIA W requires you pass the 3 day skiing module before you are allowed to move on to the teaching module.
Could be the topic of a new thread--does it matter what precedence a division gives teaching and skiing in the exam? I think I'll start it...
Edited by nolo - 4/23/10 at 1:47pm
post #70 of 73
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Had my new footbeds made by Jay's SkierSynergy and I am very pleased. I discovered that I have never really skied on a flat ski with a stacked leg etc. Going down the heather runout felt markedly different, I was on a flat ski without either a dramatic angle on the boot sole or a contortion of my anatomy. It was easier to stay in the front of my boots and to modulate the edge of the ski. I feel like some of the things I've been working towards are less mystery than tangible skill to be mastered.
   The one ski skiing is progressing nicely, I am able to turn on the LTE in a fairly tight radius, although at this point there is quite a bit of steering going on. Its a big improvement from the complete collapse that existed before, I am definitely over the ski. I think I just need to get more comfortable with the balance point when tipping the ski to that side now.
  
   I'd like to say that Jay is a real class act. He was thorough in his analysis and demonstrated a wide breadth of knowledge of anatomy and its interaction with the boot and ski. He was able to relate my particular leg shape to the turn phases and articulate some technique changes to help me overcome some limitations I am stuck with. Jay was very knowledgeable of both the PSIA and PMTS systems and respectful of my position in a competing school, and I was impressed with the different approaches and similarities of his system. In summary we made somewhat radical(to me) changes in the footbed and as a result didn't have to make any big changes with the boot sole, I think it came down to identifying the root cause of the mis-alignment.
   Thanks for all the input along the way!
post #71 of 73
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Originally Posted by pdxammo View Post

Had my new footbeds made by Jay's SkierSynergy and I am very pleased. I discovered that I have never really skied on a flat ski with a stacked leg etc. Going down the heather runout felt markedly different, I was on a flat ski without either a dramatic angle on the boot sole or a contortion of my anatomy. It was easier to stay in the front of my boots and to modulate the edge of the ski. I feel like some of the things I've been working towards are less mystery than tangible skill to be mastered.
   The one ski skiing is progressing nicely, I am able to turn on the LTE in a fairly tight radius, although at this point there is quite a bit of steering going on. Its a big improvement from the complete collapse that existed before, I am definitely over the ski. I think I just need to get more comfortable with the balance point when tipping the ski to that side now.
  
   I'd like to say that Jay is a real class act. He was thorough in his analysis and demonstrated a wide breadth of knowledge of anatomy and its interaction with the boot and ski. He was able to relate my particular leg shape to the turn phases and articulate some technique changes to help me overcome some limitations I am stuck with. Jay was very knowledgeable of both the PSIA and PMTS systems and respectful of my position in a competing school, and I was impressed with the different approaches and similarities of his system. In summary we made somewhat radical(to me) changes in the footbed and as a result didn't have to make any big changes with the boot sole, I think it came down to identifying the root cause of the mis-alignment.
   Thanks for all the input along the way!
 

Could you explain a bit more in depth what he saw out of your legs and how he tried to correct them. Do you have a photo of your footbeds. It would be good to get a visual.
post #72 of 73
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Mostly, my heels tip strongly to the outside, like a birds claw, with the bottom of the heel to the inside. This causes me to load bear on the outside of the foot. The heel of the footbed is angled to correct this. Addressing it this way allowed to us avoid a dramatic plane of the boot. The curvature of the tibia, especially the right side is pronounced and depending on how it is addressed either interferes with the initiation or finish of the turn. We split the difference so that the top and bottom of the turn would be affected equally and i have to make some technique adjustments such as being sure to ski into strong counter to stay aligned.
post #73 of 73
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LOL looking at the title again I'm glad no-one suggested more fiber in my diet.
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