|Originally posted by milesb:
Maybe we should have wobble desks!
|Originally posted by nolo:
I'd have to disagree with Ott. I think just about every instruction relates to improving a skier's balance. Walking has negative transfer to the extent that "perpendicular" to flat land is perceived as a whole 'nother thing than "perpendicular" to a slope, and walkers seek to replicate the experience of "flat land perpendicular" on a slope, which manifests as leaning uphill and back. At least that's what I surmise is the difficulty of balancing on a slope vs. balancing on a level sidewalk.
|Originally posted by Ric B:
...a solid stuctural awareness, we can then focus on changing positions and moving while maintaining that rooted feeling of our relaxed static position. ... [img]smile.gif[/img]
|Originally posted by NordtheBarbarian:
I'll explain myself better. In your case you have trouble balancing. If you learn proper body position (proper ski stance) you will be more centered on the skis and challenge your balance skills less. The feedback to your brain won't be your sense of balance but your sense of pressure. You'll feel the your weight on the balls of your feet and pressure from the boot tongue on your shin(s). Figure out how the pressure shifting about on your foot corresponds to the weight shifting fore and aft on your skis. This will should enable you to stay in the centered on your skis.