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So I'm back from Italy and I'd like to think my skiing has come on leaps and bounds since I last posted a video - if anyone has any pointers though on how to improve that'd be welcome. Thanks


http://youtube.com/v/dCdDkilFY_8

And just for fun here's my last post / video:

http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=2661784&highlight=#2661784
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Hi David, the first thing I see when you turn is that your weight always going to fall on the inside ski long before the end of the turn.
Try to keep your body weight on the outside ski. Not project yourself towards the inside of the turn.
At that speed and with that radius of the turn you don't need it.
when you want to turn left and bring the weight on the right ski stay on it.
let the skis become flat on the snow. Feel that it is changing edge.
you'll see that it turns on its own. Do not rush. Stay calm and in balance.
Meanwhile, try to do some counterbalancing, because you are too tilted like the leaning tower of Pisa.


http://youtube.com/v/rNH3994DRpU
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
@sgarrozzo, nice post
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Leaning inside the turn is putting too much weight on the inside ski and therefore the outside ski is slipping away.

If you work on steering the skis by turning the legs inside the hip joints, this will create separation (legs turn before upper body). The result of that separation is angulation (upper body ends up more over the outside ski). This angulation will put more pressure on the outside ski (which will also be more on edge) therefore the outside ski will push you round the turn instead of slipping away.
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Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Lazy Hands -get your hands out in front and up, like a boxer
More Athletic Stance - more dynamic stance, like you're boxing or dancing
Separation- as per post above
Get &vary your edge tilt, using ankle flex, and get your hands up and out in front and flex in and out of the turn progressively, keeping your poles from dragging on the snow as in the video.

Good luck!! Smile
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Thanks everyone, that's really useful.
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@davidmt83, Well done. I can see a big improvement from your last video.
Who/where/how much instruction have you had?
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
I have the same issue. My weight is not enough on the outside ski. I sent a video to Steve Angus and he has given me a few tips to try when I am out in Tignes in April. Google Javlin turns and Outrigger turns. A couple of drills to get your weight on the outside ski. I have not tried them myself yet, but will give it a go in April
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An instructor suggested gradually compressing your rib cage towards your hip. It's very subtle and you have to time it right, but at speed, I felt much more solid on my outside ski and therefore easier to commit to it early. Worth a go.
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It's a little hard to tell from the newer vid but the older on you need to look down the mountain rather than the direction you are going.
A good tip i got to help this was turn your stick upside down, hold them at the normal hight you would ski at, pick a spot down the mountain you want to ski to and make a frame with the sticks.
Start skiing and keep that spot inside the frame.
Its feels and looks a little strange at first but becomes second nature.
Kinda like playing a trough ball to a team mate, you look to where you want to pass it to, not where the player is
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Thank you @gazzaredcruiser. Sorry for my english. Very Happy
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@sgarrozzo, il tuo inglese è proprio bene, mio italiano sull'altra parte non è molto buona!Very Happy
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Agree with other comments. Upper/lower body separation is almost non-existant - dropping your hips into the inside of the turn (NOT back) and keeping the upper body vertical will give you far more leg angulation, meaning more grip and a much cleaner turn.
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
@ALQ try next step:

Try to raise the inside hip without move the shoulders.

http://harbskisystems.com/blogs/tech-blog/38821251-the-pelvis-in-counterbalancing


is not easy at the beginning and sameone do it better.......


http://youtube.com/v/IbsCfqDXZtQ
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 Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
wink @gazzaredcruiser
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@sgarrozzo, Laughing Laughing
Errr....bit too advanced for me....but I can see why that technique is popular with you Italians wink
(Japanese sounds so cool)
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