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    two feet or one

    Tip Nr. 5 is what to put into practice, first I think. How other individuals actually ski may not work for YOU.
    During Race-clinic at PC week B4 last, tip Nr. 5 is what made clean turns possible in the less-than-desirable-conditions preceeding the racing.
    Press forward, and stagger the skiis less (than you did with "old" skiis).
    Great links, Dean!

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    Really good stuff Dean! Thanks.

    I was reading some technique analysis on Bode and Benny Raich. These guys both use the inside edge more than "experts" suggest and are fairly successful!! :shock: :roll: :wink: :lol:

    I'll have to find the publication and post it. 8)
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    Inside ski

    I took a clinic from Doug Lewis at Sugarbush two years ago and he said to quit worrying about the inside ski - focus on the downhill one. That helped me a lot but I've looked at photos of the greats these days and seen what appears to be more emphasis on the inside foot. Looking at a shot of me at a GS race in March I can see the inside ski is lazy (not edging nearly as much as the outside). Think I need more coaching....

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    Pat don't worry..Its porbably just the atomics :lol:
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    Pat:

    You look pretty darn good in that shot!! I fully agree and subscribe to focusing on the DH ski. I have been working hard to stand on my DH ski; so much so that in drills, I am trying to lightly lift the inside ski off the snow to fully "stomp" on the DH ski. I have a bad tendency to pressure my inside edge. :? :(

    This article I was referencing was also in agreement with 75-25% DOWNHILL vs inside edge. But, they said Miller is so aggressive and has such instincts that he stands on whatever is there.......... :shock: :o

    I will find and post.

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    That would be great Mike. Anything that will help me shave time is welcomed.

    Skidude - I LOVE my Atomics! (And my Volkl RennTiger 168 cm GS board too). Ironically, my GS times improved when I switched from my 180 cm Atomic 9/20s to 160 cm Atomic 9/12s. I used the longer boards in a DH race last month with pretty good results.
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    One foot or 2?

    A great exercise to practice while free-skiing to improve inside leg balance is to actually ski on one leg on a hill with a slight to moderate pitch. After just a run or two, you'll be surprised how much your balance has improved. You do have to stay forward, or you wil skid every turn. I noticed how much more pressure I place on my inside leg in a few races late in the season last year - on one turn in particlular, I was about 90 - 10 inside to outside. The practice paid off and I saved myself from a nice wipe-out.

    Good turns :D

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    Re: Inside ski

    Originally posted by patmoore
    I took a clinic from Doug Lewis at Sugarbush two years ago and he said to quit worrying about the inside ski - focus on the downhill one.  That helped me a lot but I've looked at photos of the greats these days and seen what appears to be more emphasis on the inside foot.  Looking at a shot of me at a GS race in March I can see the inside ski is lazy (not edging nearly as much as the outside).  Think I need more coaching....


    I skied with A.J. Kitt before the mid west Pacesetter Trials and he said the downhill ski is the one to concentrate on. I feel the up hill ski should compliment the downhill ski and begin preparing to be the new downhill ski near the end of the turn. For holding and carving power the downhill ski is the main tool.

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    Re: Inside ski

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    Don't get to carried away with pictures, skiing is a movie not a still photo. To me it looks like your inside leg is providing balance at the start of the turn while you establish a big lean/ edge angle on the outside ski. My guess is alittle further through the turn when centrifical force kicks in your shin angles will come closer to matching.

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    On leg or 2?

    Good bit, Backtomasters. The exercise I described above has really helped me get used to using my inside leg/outside edge more. I believe it is a balance issue as well as a carving one. You will always be more balanced over two feet as opposed to one. Also, if your inside ski/leg does not match your outside one, it is just along for the ride, scrubbing speed because it is not high on edge and is contacting more of the snow w/ the base.

    Here's to railroad tracks in the snow! :D

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