Reilly is not only one of the best free skiers in the world, but also a true student of the sport.
In this series of articles, I'll point out the obvious and the not so obvious movements that make Reilly such an amazing skier to watch.
|Early inside foot tipping.|
To achieve early inside foot tipping and angles, the proper set up and movements to create early angles, this is dependent on actions achieved just before the previous turn release. Let's walk through the steps, and point out how this is created, using the "Essentials", to focus the discussion. Go to heading, "Counter Acting" below.
|Different turn, different frame, but identical to the upper photo.|
|Just prior to the release, notice the hip counter-acted.|
|Transition, hold the counter-acting so the legs can move under the hips to the new angles without rotation.|
|A stable counteracted pelvis allows for strong engaging, bending and tipping.|
|Tipping and flexing into the arc|
|Here you see the results of holding the pelvis stable through transition, with the counter acting from the previous turn changed to the new counter acting for this turn.|