Sunday, August 16, 2015

Gross could be the best slalom skier in 2016

It always looks easy when the top 5 slalom skiers do it, they have all the tools. 

Gross demonstrates all the right movements and he uses the exact movements we coach and teach in PMTS Racer Development.

In particular his upper body and hips are perfectly positioned or counter acted to the falline. His flexing and retraction release are also timed right. His inside foot tipping is a perfect "Phantom Move", from the PMTS manual.

His boot change has made a huge difference as well. 
Congratulations to Gross and the Italians for changing his boots.

This is where most of his competition has a wider, lower stance.

Notice how he opened his pole tap arm, and held his counter acting. 
This is also typical of Hirscher and Neureuther as well.
He shows perfect counter acting, open lower arm and shoulder balance is already transferred.
Perfect early angle, without pressure, inside ski is active with tipping and it's pulled back. Perfect slalom.
Now the question is how do you learn this way of skiing. This is the PMTS way of skiing and it's easy to understand and train this method.

If you don't think boots and their set up make a difference, look at this comparison. Night and Day.
Notice the clear difference in his skiing a few years ago in a Fischer Boot. I commented frequently on this Blog, (look back to the posts) that the boot set up was wrong for him. He is much more knock-kneed here. He still had great technique, but the boots were a liability. Now on Tecnica Boots, above in the red suit; he has a totally different stance, more upright, straighter leg, and much more powerful.

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