Thursday, December 21, 2017

Riders of the Lost arc: Getting to the top of the "New Turn!"

This coaching should be read after the "Transition Posts" which are published 3 articles below this post. Study those posts first, to understand and achieve the full benefit of this one. 

After the release, increasing the flexing and tipping of the inside leg, moves the hip inside the turn, and closer to the surface.

As the skis tip to higher angles the upper body and hips turn toward the outside ski boot. Called counter-acting!

Keep relaxing the inside leg, and tipping it further. The outside ski and boot should be active to match the tipping of the inside ski. 

The inside ski pole tip should keep moving forward to help create a strong counter-balance and counter acting movement of the upper body.

 There is no pole swing in the PMTS Direct Parallel system. The pole is prepared and placed due to and with the counteracting of the upper body. This only leaves the pole tap straight down from the lower boot to be accomplished. A pole swing, is a negative movement, it squares up the hips, and shoulders, which destroys the energy in the body and ski. 


gos said...


You are superb, i find it hard to pull feet back in boot. There is more feelin of pressure shin to cuff , can that affects "the float" ?
I mean hard to study self , but i have hard to belive im that light of foot for inner ski and with tipping "little toe edge".
I cant reallly say i find pressure from the tip of the skis , its goin to fast to notice..
Im learned to tip both skis wide stance and press of outer ski ,hips follows the knees, no counter acting. this sucks thou.

Your skiing tech are great to see and read , skiing seems to be fun again at 46 years old..
And how about material : skiis = Lengt , with , radius and stiffnes ?

Harald Harb said...

Hi, thanks for the post. Usually the problem with not being able to pull back the feet, is for a a number of reasons. First you have to find and develop the movement. Second you have to use it on every turn for a few weeks. Third, you have to make sure you have the forward angle and boot ramp angle correct for your body proportions. This can involve heel lifts and forward cuff adjustments. It's rarely the stiffness of the boot. For example, I had difficulty getting forward in a race Dalbello. The cuff and boot are very upright, just watch the skiers on the world cup; they all are standing upright in a Dalbello. Is the boot too stiff? No it's a the wrong forward angle, not enough. I lifted the heel, put an added spoiler in the back and it worked fine.