Skiing stance, do you agree with this?

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Skiing stance, do you agree with this?

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Brad1138 posted Sep-2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OzYQwH4rG4&NR=1 I was just watching ski vids on Youtube and came across this, is he correct about not having skis close together? Maybe he just means for beginners? If he is correct, things sure have changed a lot in the last 10 years.

Brad
If there is no skiing in Heaven, I am staying here....

RossF
reply to 'Skiing stance, do you agree with this?'
posted Sep-2008

Things have changed a lot.

Bandit
reply to 'Skiing stance, do you agree with this?'
posted Sep-2008

Things have changed a lot, however, I'm not in agreement with having feet shoulder width apart. More like hip width. Imagine someone holding you up so that your legs hang loose from your hip joints. That wide. Wider is for downhill racers
BTW I am not qualified to make any suggestions and generally know sod all

Trencher
reply to 'Skiing stance, do you agree with this?'
posted Sep-2008

brad1138 wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OzYQwH4rG4&NR=1 I was just watching ski vids on Youtube and came across this, is he correct about not having skis close together? Maybe he just means for beginners? If he is correct, things sure have changed a lot in the last 10 years.

Brad


and that's just the beginning.....

That's why you may well be doing your sons a diservice by teaching them yourself until you you are up to date. It's not just a matter of stance, but the way the ski interacts with the snow has been changed by modern skis.


Trencher
because I'm so inclined .....

Trencher
reply to 'Skiing stance, do you agree with this?'
posted Sep-2008

bandit wrote:Things have changed a lot, however, I'm not in agreement with having feet shoulder width apart. More like hip width. Imagine someone holding you up so that your legs hang loose from your hip joints. That wide. Wider is for downhill racers
BTW I am not qualified to make any suggestions and generally know sod all



I'd agree with that [the stance comment, not the know sod all ].


I think there needs to be some balance between aesthetics and stability, and it is hard to impart some elegance to free skiing with the feet shoulder width apart. In the video, there may be some exagerating modelling for instructional reasons.

Trencher
because I'm so inclined .....
Edited 4 times. Last update at 20-Sep-2008

Brad1138
reply to 'Skiing stance, do you agree with this?'
posted Sep-2008

Things have changed a lot, however, I'm not in agreement with having feet shoulder width apart. More like hip width. Imagine someone holding you up so that your legs hang loose from your hip joints. That wide. Wider is for downhill racers


The more I think about it and remember, I was always more comfortable with my skis about that width apart anyway.

I don't think it is going to be that hard. Everybody says that new skis are a lot easier to ski on. After a few days (if not a few hours) I think I will adjust to the new skis and the feel for how to use them will probably come somewhat naturally.

But if not, I will take a lesson or 2.
If there is no skiing in Heaven, I am staying here....

IceGhost
reply to 'Skiing stance, do you agree with this?'
posted Sep-2008

brad1138 wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OzYQwH4rG4&NR=1 I was just watching ski vids on Youtube and came across this, is he correct about not having skis close together? Maybe he just means for beginners? If he is correct, things sure have changed a lot in the last 10 years.

Brad
Thank god I'm not the only one that has a wider stance. I'm not exactly a skinny skier, so having a wider stance is Great! * Notes the DJ brace* Yay just like mine!
Uh oh, I think I broke'd the lift
Edited 1 time. Last update at 21-Sep-2008

Ian Wickham
reply to 'Skiing stance, do you agree with this?'
posted Sep-2008

Think your selves lucky with my bandy legs I have always skied with a wide stance even before carvers .

Topic last updated on 29-November-2008 at 17:24

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