I was in a ski class today and we were trying to pratice a move which looks a lot like the pivot slip. The instructions went something like this:
1. slide sideways and backwards - I think the backwards part is to help pick up some speed?
2. turn the upperbody down the hill and put all weight on the uphill ski and I guess there is a twistying
motion in there?
3. the body will pivot and a nice 180+ degree turn will be the result
In my case I can slide sideways/backwards no problem but I'm feeing a lot of resistance when trying to bring the skis around. Sometimes the skis come around part way but I don't get the full rotation.
I looked at a few threads about the pivot technique and the steps look a little different. What can I focus on to help finish the maneuver?
I have 4 days of skiing left so I'm hoping to master the technique in order to improve my bump skiing. The class I'm in is a level 7 class and pretty much all the students are having difficulty w/ this...