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Lifting back foot heel. Pros and Cons

gsm_petergsm_peter Posts: 810 Crazy Baller
I just got back for a full week of coaching and skiing in Italy B)
In the end I realize that I am lifting my back foot heel a bit.
It seems like I do it at the pull out but I do not know if I do it through out the course.
I do not know why I do it or if it is a positive or negative thing?!?

Any thoughts?
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  • gregygregy Posts: 2,590 Mega Baller
    That's why a lot people have gone back to rtp. Lifting the rear heel lets you get up on the ski more.
  • DefectiveDaveDefectiveDave Posts: 479 Solid Baller
    The consensus seems to be that it's useful, but it's more of an advanced concept.

    If you're doing it, that's fine and it might even be helping you get forward a bit on the ski. However, it's probably not something that's incredibly important from a functional perspective until the shorter line lengths. This is because other things such as stack and line control are far more important.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 30,602 Administrator
    after the apex and on your way to the wakes I believe you want both Heels firmly planted unless you are a very advanced skier.

    if you lift your heel approaching the ball and this does not bring your hips back it is a good thing. but again I think this is an advanced move

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