- Created 2/2/09 by nolo
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Balancing Movements is a topic on EpicSki.
Keep It Simple Stupid (KISS): Angulation by Weems Westfeldt One of the people asked me to elaborate on ankles and angulation from Bonni's KISS post. Here are my thoughts, and I don't pretend either science or dogma here. This is just my feeling and observation. I understand angulation as a movement that anticipates and/or compensates for lateral movement of the ski. Call it lateral balancing--just as you move forward on a forward moving ski, you can move sideways on a sideways moving ski (or a ski that is about to move sideways) while still... read more
by Bud Heishman Bud's footwork in action. Our feet are the beginning of the kinetic chain and our most sensitive proprioceptors for balancing. The foot/ankle can move in three planes of motion, each relating directly to one of the PSIA skiing skills. We can dorsiflex and plantar flex (pressure), we can evert and invert (edging), and we can abduct and adduct (rotary). (note: pronation is a combination of dorsiflexion, eversion, and abduction and supination the opposite) Though our ski boots fit snugly around our... read more