Harald Harb, President of Harb Ski Systems, posts his thoughts on skiing, ski racing, technique and more.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Boot alignment on the world cup
Many women drop out of ski racing after stalling at the top 30.
One reason for this is their equipment set up, the boots are especially not working for them, as with his skier. The athlete doesn't know it's the boots, the boot rep thinks it's her ski technique, the coach has no idea, he thinks and blames it, " She isn't a good enough athlete." Here is a skier, a perfect example, the top image, outside knee behind the inside knee. That is flat out a boot set up issue.
The reason this is slow and it makes the skier struggle, she can't release the edge, she ends up super wide and stuck in transition. When you see this behavior no amount of coaching or training will fix it.