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Does there seem to be a lack?

post #1 of 8
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Since joining this forum in the fall of 2002, I've have read some very interesting requests, opinions, and professional advice and have enjoyed much of what I've read. I've also learned a few things along the way. Who knows, maybe I've even helped someone else a teeney bit. I hope I've not hindered anyone.

However, I would really like to see more feedback on advice given. I've often wondered if something has been helpful, partly out of plain old curiosity, partly because some of these questions are ones I would have asked if I would have thought of them first or could have stated them as eloquently as others did. Plus, they would make interesting and educational reading, would they not?

Any thoughts or opinions on this?
post #2 of 8

I have been both entertained and educated by much of what I have read here over the years.

It’s hard for me to leave feedback because of the huge time lag between when I get the information and when it clicks for me. Take ‘ski the slow line fast’ for example. Because I’m training resistant, I must have heard that 30 times before I skied it and understood it. “Right tip right” was much quicker, maybe only 5 or 10 times. “Throw yourself down the hill” took a long time to soak in.

It's slowly all coming together!

Many (delayed) thanks to all who have contributed to my improvement in skiing!!! [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #3 of 8

One piece of advice from this forum has really helped me visualize a movement I need to make to improve my turns.

The advice is to "show your bases up the hill".

Boiled down, it means to have the skis on edge so early in the initiation phase of a turn that someone *above* you would see the bases of your skis. That little cue just clicked for me in visualizing what should be happening in a carved turn. I'm not any good at *doing* it, but that suggestion sure made it easy for me to picture what I should aim for.

I'm embarrassed to say that I can't remember who said it, so whoever did should take credit. I'm grateful.

post #4 of 8
The "show your bases" line was mentioned to me during my level 1 prep by Mike Iman.. I know I that since I heard that line, I have used it many times. It's a pretty powerful image. I usually tell my students "imagine you just had some real cool graphics custom made for your bases and you want to show them off" and then follow it with "show them to everyone on the outside of your turn. even up the hill!"
post #5 of 8
Weems used that one with our group!
post #6 of 8
I first heard early edging expressed in the "show your bases" terminology in a PSIA clinic at least 20 years ago. It was used in a progressive exercise, as in, you show your bases to folks looking uphill during turn finishes, so try to show them to the trees alongside the slope, and finally try to show them to folks behind you (uphill). Pretty hard to attribute it to an individual.
post #7 of 8
Howd'ja do that ? (I mean, show your bases up the hill) I like the term, but I can't visualize it... :

FFF, I agree. I too would really like to see more feedback on advice given.

[ February 19, 2003, 10:10 AM: Message edited by: AlexG ]
post #8 of 8
How do you do that? Send your body down the hill and leave your skis behind. They'll catch up. Sending your body into the turn first puts your skis on edge earlier, which shows off the cool base graphics.

How about this one- Keep your bellybutton in front of your boots. I heard that one yesterday from a race coach, and it seemed like an interesting focal point to keep your weight forward. I don't know if my bellybutton ever got in front of my boots, but my bones seemed more stacked than before during open GS/Super G turns.
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