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Plie on the weak side cut

JBBJBB Posts: 106 Baller
During the recovery of my ankle injury, I have had time to look through all of the pics and vids that were taken over the summer. I noticed that I plie (bend my knees out in opposite directions) quite a bit on my weak side cut. I am assuming this is sloppy form. So my questions are:
1) Is this at all common?
2) What should i do to correct this?
2a) Would rotating the RTP one way or another help this?


  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,913 Mega Baller
    1) Not that I know of, but *I* certainly do it. Bow-leggedness for the win!
    2) Probably nothing.
    2a) Technically yes, but such a correction will lower your buoy count (or at least did mine). In fact, I ski the best with a pretty decent pivot in the back that allows bow-leggedness.
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • WishWish Posts: 8,269 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @thager care to weigh in ?
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 4,655 Mega Baller
    2 - I've skied with a few folks in the past who used a lateral resistance type band around their knees as a reminder to keep the knees tight.

    Seems to work as it functions not only to keep the knees tight during the cut but also to encourage appropriate position in wakes.
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,913 Mega Baller
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 4,655 Mega Baller
    And this isn't a tight band - it isn't "holding the knees in" it is just snug enough to be almost slack when in a good position.
  • Most people, when their feet are located one behind the other, will bow their legs out when they squat. Fix the squattiness and you legs no longer need to bow out.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • thagerthager Posts: 5,213 Mega Baller
    If bow legged rotating the bindings outward can help as can a slightly wider ski. If not bow legged don't bend your knees so much.
    Stir vigorously then leave!
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