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Martin Bell, nice pics and point taken. Good to have your contribution. Very Happy
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Martin Bell, why not pick someone who can really ski? wink

I agree with both your points! Skiing isn't about dogma, after all, it's about the fun factor for most of us, and other specific results for others (speed, points, etc.).
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The most important thing is that you are flowing, loose, and smooth. If you can make smooth high-speed turns without much effort, then you are probably distributing weight properly, angling properly, etc. If not, get some lessons and see what you're doing wrong.
The point I'm trying to make is that everyone has different bodies, and different body positions will work best for different bodies. Of course you want more weight on your outside ski when skiing on piste, roughly equal weight distribution for powder, and skis at somewhat similar angles - but the exact weight distribution, angles, etc. are different for each skier.
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ponder, Very well put. Are you talking about bodies or Bodies??? wink wink wink wink

Martin Bell, Great pix, and good to have your input. Little Angel
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The inside ski may well have a greater angle, simply because you have to get your inside leg out of the way to let the outside one get over, otherwise you end up A-framing.


So what's this then? wink Laughing
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marc gledhill, that sir, is me prior to some boot work being carried out, and on a pair of boards that are not designed for much time on piste...
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Fox, I was referring to the greater angle of the outside ski to the inner, I am in no way sufficiently proficient to be able to cast aspersions as to your technique. Little Angel
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marc gledhill, i would agree, there is A-framing in that photo.
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Wear The Fox Hat, I don't know about that! I watched you pretty closely just recently and didn't see a lot of A Framing. In addition, as I recall, Bud didn't suggest canting for you, did he?

I think that A Framing comes from one or a combination of two things: misalignment and a lazy inside leg. I have the latter, so I don't know for sure whether or not I have the former!
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Martin Bell, I agree with your comment as it is made here, but I also think that many skiers are too lazy with their inside leg, not using it as much as they could (largely because, in the old days, it didn't help at all to do that!). I don't think that it's a be-all of skiing, but I do notice that when I engage my inside leg more in the turn, my turns are more effective. Do you think, then, that there is limited utility in working the shins towards parallel? Or are you just saying that, in an effort to distinguish "good" skiing from "poor" skiing, that many are focusing on effects instead of causes? Or something I'm missing completely?
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(largely because, in the old days, it didn't help at all to do that!).
now, isn't that a bit of apples and oranges, especially when one looks at legacy technique hip position and therefore front-to-back balance being affected by weight distribution?
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