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Knee pointing and driving and Torque

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Lets open up a discussion (canofworms) on turn initiation by pointing our knees. Driving them into the turn. Cranking them arround and down close to the snow for some really aggressive edge angles and extremly tight carved turns. Think serious racing type skiing eather in or out of the race course. The world cuppers do it so why should we not? Right?

 

Ive made a simple drawing where I try to show the relationship between skiis, feet, knees and hips and upper body. Lets limit the discussion to carved turns only. This way we will better tangent the word Torque that seems to have caused some controversy here lately. Is my drawing correct? If not please speak up. What am I missing?

 

Kneepointing002.jpg

post #2 of 8

Sorry, I like my knees.

 

It's all too easy to over-do the knee driving thing.  IMHO tipping should be balanced; you shouldn't push the skis over with your knees, and you shouldn't drag your knees over with the skis. 

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So how do you tip your skis? With what kind of movements?

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 What am I missing?

 

Kneepointing002.jpg

 

 

 

Ankles?

 

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Ankles?

 



What about them? Are they missing from the pickture?

post #6 of 8

Active weight transfer from one side of the foot to the other.

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..............  IMHO tipping should be balanced; you shouldn't push the skis over with your knees, and you shouldn't drag your knees over with the skis. 



Blending movements. I think you have to flex or close your ankle to initiate a carved turn. The knee movement should be a result of closing your ankle. When i HAVE to make a turn, i consiously close the inside ankle, pushing/lifting my forefoot against the top of the boot, but i'm probably initiating most of my turns with ankle movement.

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So how do you tip your skis? With what kind of movements?



Everything is here... I am pretty sure you' ve seen it, but here it is:

http://www.youcanski.com/en/coaching/incline-to-win.htm

 

Read carefully the very first passage of the article........

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