Carving
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Dec-2011
Dave Mac
I have the Klaus Mair vid, the progression is good demo, but my view is that the static demo at the start is marred by the excessive side cranking of the knees, and no little hip movement. Once the dynamic vid starts, it is good.

Time for the endless turn Trencher video to be shown again! Most current J2ski guys have only joined in the last 18 months and will not have seen it.
Dec-2011
Trencher
Dave Mac wrote:I have the Klaus Mair vid, the progression is good demo, but my view is that the static demo at the start is marred by the excessive side cranking of the knees, and no little hip movement.


That is the modern direct to parallel teaching model Dave. You are looking to make a D shape with the inside leg, initiating the turn with the inside ski. It's not so much a cranking of the knee, but a rotation of the inside leg at the hip joint. The outside leg and ski are "recruited" by the inside leg movement to follow.The joint that may be stressed a little (for me)is actually the ankle. This would apply to all turns, skidded or carved.
Dec-2011
Iceman
You a boarder or ski trencher?
Dec-2011
Smokey Barr
Iceman wrote:
Andi282 wrote:Hello there!

I bought a DVD called sofa ski school! it's the best thing that I have bought. I'ts very usefull and informative. Been using the drills at the time and now just got back from Courchevel this weekend and loads of snow! Lots of carving !

Take a look on line google sofa ski school. I think you can buy on Amazon.

Andrew


Or alternatively just watch the sofa ski school lesson on youtube




Cheers, will have a butchers tonight.
Dec-2011
Trencher
Iceman wrote:You a boarder or ski trencher?


Both
Dec-2011
Dave Mac
Trencher wrote:
Dave Mac wrote:I have the Klaus Mair vid, the progression is good demo, but my view is that the static demo at the start is marred by the excessive side cranking of the knees, and no little hip movement.


That is the modern direct to parallel teaching model Dave. You are looking to make a D shape with the inside leg, initiating the turn with the inside ski. It's not so much a cranking of the knee, but a rotation of the inside leg at the hip joint. The outside leg and ski are "recruited" by the inside leg movement to follow.The joint that may be stressed a little (for me)is actually the ankle. This would apply to all turns, skidded or carved.

I understand the teaching mode, what did not sit was the static demo; ~ he didn't crank the knees sideways when he was sking, the inside knee and hip pushed/rotated forwards. (Just like it always did when ah were a lad, but with straight skis, it took 200m to make a turn!)
Dec-2011
Billip1
OK, one thing I have not understood in my (admittedly limited) attempts at carving is that, yes, the skis have a "natural" turning radius, which they will follow if you carve nicely, but how do you make tighter carving turns? Eg, if the skis' natural turning radius is 13.5 m, how do you make a carving turn with a radius of, say, 10 m ? Hence, I've had a few goes at carving on nice wide empty slopes, but find I revert to sliding when on a narrower, or more crowded piste.
Dec-2011
Trencher
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