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@Russeh, You’ve inspired me to get my trainers dusted off and go out for a run.
Well, perhaps more like a jog. Well, I say jog, maybe a brisk walk.
I say a brisk walk, more of a stroll... past the take-away. Little Angel
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
@Russeh, I think being too self conscious often effects the way you ski eg. Being filmed; or when the Ski Instructor tells you to wait, while they ski on down the mountain and then wave a pole for you to follow and be analysed (which is when I forget everything I know).

Personally, I think the drill of lifting the tail of the d/hill ski just before turning (especially if going slowly in a shallow traverse) and holding it up though the turn , is great for: a) Getting early weight transfer and b) Forcing you to commit forward and across to start the turn c) Control

Re Skis: For On Piste work, the fundamentals will come much more easily with a Piste Ski....so worth hiring for a few days, especially if timed with lessons. A Ski with lots of Rocker at the front, makes the Tip hard to engage; and lots of Rocker at the back, encourages the Tails to skid. A smaller Turn Radius and narrow waist, makes Carving much easier and Transition quicker, especially for short turns.


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Russeh wrote:
spyderjon wrote:
@Russeh, well your skilling is better than your spelling Toofy Grin

That is a fact - worryingly i read back what i posted and don't see the mistake.

The thread title, quoted by spyderjon.
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To get your hips forward you need to flex the ankles more - that‘s why I posted the ankle flex video. Pulling you feet back flexes the ankles.

KISS = Sh@g it don‘t sh!!t it.
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DB wrote:
Pulling you feet back flexes the ankles.

I couldn't agree more.

Pulling the feet back at the start of the turn engages the tip (vital for pulling you into the turn), as well as getting you forward - but it is only part of a very useful movement, that can be used to keep balanced over the skis - especially when faced with uneven terrain ie. Moving the feet back and forth under a stable upper body....especially in Moguls.

I'm sure you know this, but it may be something the OP can experiment with...For example, when skiing over a steep lip, it's amazing how much control you get by pulling your feet back as you drop over. Conversely, if hitting a big mogul a bit fast, pushing the feet forward, will help offset the sudden breaking that occurs (which causes the upper body to collapse forward, leading to a subsequent loss of control).

This guy explains and then demonstrates it really well.


http://youtube.com/v/VDKdkCJbia4


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DB wrote:
To get your hips forward you need to flex the ankles more - that‘s why I posted the ankle flex video. Pulling you feet back flexes the ankles.

KISS = Sh@g it don‘t sh!!t it.


while pulling the ankles back certainly helps closes the joint, moving your hips forward in a sh*g movement doesn't really help with flexing the ankle joint ime and creates more problems than it solves...
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skimottaret wrote:
DB wrote:
To get your hips forward you need to flex the ankles more - that‘s why I posted the ankle flex video. Pulling you feet back flexes the ankles.

KISS = Sh@g it don‘t sh!!t it.


while pulling the ankles back certainly helps closes the joint, moving your hips forward in a sh*g movement doesn't really help with flexing the ankle joint ime and creates more problems than it solves...


I didn't mean doing it like a dog on heat or throwing your shoulders back like a cowboy. Razz
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