|Originally posted by Biowolf:
"In GS, I've been working on ankle flexion, and rolling up at the top of the turn, and now my slalom is starting to feed off of my GS."
Ted Legaty, Top Us Junior Racer
Does anybody REALLY know what he is talking about ???
in turn transition, when you initiate the new turn, you roll your knees and ankles downhill. It's an awkward feeling at first, and under static conditions leaning down-hill results in falling downhill. However, when you're in motion, the next turn requires you to lean to the inside of the turn, which at the initiation of the turn is actually downhill.
This is often the most difficult fundamental for beginning and intermediate skiers to learn. Ted's comment just goes to show that this fundamental is just as important in professional racing as it is in recreational skiing.