Getting on the lift
- Mar 30, 2017
I have seen posters use this term. What does it mean? And How do you know if you are one? Is it terminal?
I see a lot of skiers turning by swinging their butts and skidding their tails back & forth to change direction. I think I tend to do this sometimes when my legs get trashed.
QFT. That, and there is this "need for speed" and somehow in non-instructor minds, speed=skill. I am currently working on erasing the lack of skills I obtained from chasing fast skiers from day 1. It's so hard! I have spent hours and hours on the bunny hill, skiing as slowly as possible. It's starting to pay off. Skiing with an L3 regularly (lucky me!) has really helped me. Skiing as slowly as I can, making as round of turns as possible, on the bunny hill is NOT easy. That's the drill...over and over and over. I'm much more aware of sensations coming from the feet all the way to the shoulders. I am much more aware of when I'm starting to push the heel, and I now have an instantaneous cue I use (pull that leg back, and keep your hands down the hill) that is working wonders. I'm also very aware of when I get tired and start falling into the backseat, because my quads tell me, very loudly. So, they are also a really good cue for me to STAND TALLER!Or your legs are getting trashed because you ski that way.....
Another Note is "Dirty" is the word that the person describing themselves came up with.....its just an add on.
What it comes down is most people do not care enough to learn how to do things efficiently and with less impact. I also would say rocker ski promote skddingis just they accept it a ton better. I am certain I can ski a rounder turn in 3d conditions than I can ski on narrowor less rockered ski, so there is that.
Are you describing both extension and transfer here? Sounds like you are describing the two versus one or the other.A very large portion of skiers push the ski away from their body (center of mass) rather than engaging the ski by tipping it on edge and bending it, allowing the ski to deform and push their body across the hill. There are a lot of mechanisms that lead to pushing the ski, but the result is usually that the maximum pressure comes late in the turn and is a braking action. Aligning the body parts and movements to get the ski to move along its length and control speed and direction by allowing the ski to push the body across the hill requires a lot of precision in alignment of the body parts, as well as the duration, intensity, rate and timing of movements.