Thursday, May 9, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013
These are clips from an instructional video on You Tube. The instructor in this video is telling us that to get on an early edge you have to roll the outside ski on edge without standing up or extending up.
I guess if it's not working for him, how will it work for you?
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Click on this URL for more explanation!
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Here is the two time Overall World Cup champion, and arguably the best technical skier since the great, Alberto Tomb, demonstrating the Phantom Move.
|This begins by lifting the old stance ski and foot off the snow.|
|Once lifted the ski is tipping toward the little toe edge to increase angles.|
Friday, March 29, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
Shoulders level, torso vertical, outside leg long, inside leg flexed and tipped.
Counter acting is reversing the forces that act on your body in an arc. In this case it's counter acting with your hips. To counteract you have to physically make an effort to move your outside hip back.
Counter balance is to keep your upper body from leaning into the turn or toward the gate. To accomplish these tenants of skiing you have to move the inside hip higher and keep it engaged. This makes it look like the pelvis is more level, that's what you want.
Is the skier balanced on the outside ski? All the way through the turn? Can you hold this inside ski like this, all the way through the arc?
(below) My inside leg flexed and ski lifted, one of the best tests for high level skiing.
Alexis Pinturault (below) has it all, his inside foot management rivals Hirscher and Neureuther. Here his inside ski is light on the snow and just slightly lifted. Perfect!
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Is there a point in every turn where your outside leg is straight, (stretched) and the knee is touching the inside ski boot?
Mistakes: Most skiers stance is too wide, this has been taught for decades by the instructors of traditional methods. If you use a wide stance it really hurts your skiing development. A wide stance limits lateral movements, it causes two footed weighting and lack of balance.