Harald Harb, President of Harb Ski Systems, posts his thoughts on skiing, ski racing, technique and more.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
World Cup Overall Leader.
If your inside hand isn't moving forward in the arc, you are rotating.
The amount of short, quick direction change around the gate, in slalom, would cause the upper body to rotate, if the skier didn't counter act the upper body. So if you are rotating, and not controling that rotation; the upper body ends up facing the ski tips, which steals your energy for a good release.
Hirscher keeps pushing his inside hand forward to keep his upper body Counter Acted for the release.