So what are you guys working on?

HortonHorton Posts: 27,168 Administrator
edited June 2010 in Technique & Theory
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<font size="3"><font color="#000000"><font face="Calibri">Since I switched back to my Elite from a Strada 55 it is really clear to me how hard I hit the end of the turn. The 55 forgave this but the Elite is like “90 Degrees? Ok Hold on”. <span> </span>As fun as that may be it is not really good for control. <span> </span></font></font></font>
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<font face="Calibri" size="3" color="#000000">To fix this. I am trying to keep my free hand off the handle a fraction longer at the finish of the turn. <span> </span>I ran some 32s and 35s this way last night and it felt pretty good. <span> </span>Think I managed to move the power away from the ball line a bit. Working on this derails some of the other things I am trying to do at the ball but for now I think it is a smart trade off.</font>
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  • MrJonesMrJones Posts: 1,763 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Level shoulders and vision.
  • AgustafsonAgustafson Posts: 55 Baller
    I'm working on being more patient on my 1,3,5 side I guess that would be my onside RF foot fwd?? AS I go around the turn islands I tell myself handle up at 1 ball and counter rotate @ 2 then at three hold back a bit, not trying to over turn! I've also gone back to working on a 2 handed gates which seem's to be setting me up better for my 1 ball with a nice smooth roll in.. I ran some really clean 32's yesterday and worked on a couple 35's only getting up to 2 ball.. Last year at this time I was struggling to get into 28's... My gates still need some work but I'm having a lot of fun skiing this year!!!!!! Worst part is I'm still in a drysuit, RADAR water temp was 62 yesterday....
  • ski6jonesski6jones Posts: 940 Crazy Baller
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    Better counter through the turn on my offside, usually achieved by trying to stay off the handle a bit longer.  I'm on the Elite also and it punishes with too much angle if I try to get on the handle too soon.  If I don't reach for the handle too soon the turn is unreal.
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    That and better handle control at the hookup and edge change.
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    Carl Addington, Lakes of Katy, Texas
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,053 Mega Baller
    Staying on the handle, proper counter, vision up, rear arm tension w/level shoulders, soft front leg - all at the same time !
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
  • acmxacmx Posts: 235 Baller
    For me it's been mostly gates longer lengths really nice, but 38 not so nice (55k). JTH, why did you switch skis? Sounded like you were ripping it on the strada55.*
  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,260 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Lately I've been working on a sixer of leinenkugels sunset wheat!  I may graduate to something a bit heavier this weekend.  <img src="http://www.ballofspray.com/vanillaforum/js/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-foot-in-mouth.gif" border="0" alt="Foot in mouth" title="Foot in mouth" />
    Mr. Mom is Horton's favorite movie!
  • Thomas WayneThomas Wayne Posts: 550 New Baller
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    Bruce55,
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    I've got two words for you: <strong><em>intermediate loop</em></strong>.
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    TW
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  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,053 Mega Baller
    or just add a .5M loop to your handle, giving you the extra length for practicing between 28, 32, and 35
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,260 Open or 55K Rated Skier
    Head up; handle control; progressive tempo (gate)
    Mr. Mom is Horton's favorite movie!
  • scokescoke Posts: 641 Solid Baller
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    Last night I learnt how to reach correctly. Was able to go from right to left and left to right better. Felt kinda good.
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     Bruce55,
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     When I skied with you last year you had some strong looks at 12m didn't you? Sounds like you have changed your setup quite a bit though?
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  • Old MS AccoutOld MS Accout Posts: 2,114 Baller
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    Dawg,
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    Its good to know you southern boys are drinking some good beer. I still have 3 cases of sunset wheat in my fridge. I can save it for my 6 rounder if you come up.
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