Wednesday, October 24, 2012

World Cup Skiers speak out on 35meter radius GS skis.

  World's best skiers:

It’s not secret that straighter skis will require more work, that’s why the athletes are strained and fatigued after a run. Just watch the Hirscher interview!

You have to concentrate more pressure on the sweet spot, tip to a higher angle and stand on it.

Inclination and leaning, which you might get away with on a more shaped GS ski, now can’t be as easily implemented.

Some athletes say technique will change, not really.

Technique will become cleaner and more exaggerated toward older established fundamentals, such as Counter Balancing with the upper body. This is obvious while watching the top skiers. One other big change you are seeing immediately, is a narrower stance. This because a wider stance puts more weight/pressure to the inside ski, which will cause the outside ski to run straight, because it acquires less pressure. More dominate outside ski stance will become an advantage, although it always has, these skis require setting up the top of the arc with more outside ski dominance.

 Harb Ski Systems ahead of the realization curve: At Harb Ski Systems we have been saying this for years as the recreational skis got straighter and wider. So this is how discoveries from World Cup, support and substantiate what we do in our teaching and ski selection at our ski shop.

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