Bruce Butterfield article

alex38alex38 Posts: 539 Baller
edited July 2009 in Technique & Theory
I have found the concept of "pinning my elbows to my vest from the wake to the buoy" to be super effective, does anyone have a good tip for what happens after that.....along the same thought line?

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  • Thomas WayneThomas Wayne Posts: 550 New Baller
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    Left hip forward at the 1-ball, right hip forward at the 2-ball.  Repeat twice.
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    TW
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  • kpickettkpickett Posts: 142 Baller
    I second what TW said. We had Marcus out last week, and he spent a lot of time with me talking about just that concept.
    Kyle Wiley Pickett
  • alex38alex38 Posts: 539 Baller
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    will give that a whirl, thank you.
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  • Bruce_ButterfieldBruce_Butterfield Posts: 2,027 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
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    Alex,
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    There are a number of things that you can focus on.  Again, all are different descriptions for the same position:
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    - pull your outer shoulder back (exagerate the counter-rotation)
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    - keep your head/eyes level.  Try touching your ear to your shoulder
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    - keep your shoulders level
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    - counter-rotate your hips
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    - focus on keeping your shoulders facing perfectly downcourse, like a snowskier keeping shoulders downhill.
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    Good luck.
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    I'm Ancient. WTH do I know?
  • alex38alex38 Posts: 539 Baller
    Thank you, good stuff, "elbows on my vest" from wake to buoy changes alot of things easily, will try these others too.
  • tsixamtsixam Posts: 372 Baller
    edited July 2009
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    <span style="font-size: 10pt"><font color="#000000"><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Thanks guys!</font></font></span><span style="font-size: 10pt"><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif" color="#000000"> </font></span><span style="font-size: 10pt"><font color="#000000"><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">I have been struggling with <span> </span>”counter rotation” for years. When I counter rotate with my shoulders I have usually ended up to far back on the ski with stiff legs. After reading the posts about counter rotating hips I had a real Break Through Run! It seems like when you counter with your hips you also put more weight on the front of the ski or use your CM more efficiently. So far I have only tried this at 35 with great success, but I am sure it will help me to be more consistent at 38 as well.</font></font></span><span style="font-size: 10pt"><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif" color="#000000"> </font></span>
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    <span style="font-size: 10pt"></span><span style="font-size: 10pt"><font color="#000000"><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Tsixam</font></font></span>
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  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,482 Mega Baller
    Ward,  louisianna
    NWA....Heaven on earth!
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