Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Coming out of a GS turn Hirscher increases his counter acting.

This is not "counter rotated" or counter rotating, because he never rotated to begin with. He counter acted to set up his body to release the edges and pressure. counter rotated is only needed and results from the wrong movements to begin with, which are rotation.

3 comments:

Unknown said...

Is this really counter rotating or is it a result of the hips moving in and down
What I mean is the hips are moving in an arc that starts to move inwards and then down ie getting closer to the snow, hope you get what I mean

Unknown said...

Is this really counter rotating or is it a result of the hips moving in and down
What I mean is the hips are moving in an arc that starts to move inwards and then down ie getting closer to the snow, hope you get what I mean

Harald Harb said...

Check the comments on the Shiffrin post for more details or my Essentials book, or the PMTS forum.

The uphill or inside hand and arm, shoulder are held forward, and the lower or outside hand stays back. This is part of the hips turning, as the turn progresses, called counter acting. The best racers use this and hold CA at the end of the turn and the beginning of the release.