Now that ski season is over in New England I have been using my time to watch video from the summer. I ski at 34 and was able to get my 22 off routinely and 28 off about 75% of the time. I got [email protected]
off which is a PB for me and makes me want more.
As I watch short line skiers, 35 to 41 off, I notice that their ski tends to skid around the ball, it reminds me of a car fishtailing in the snow. This seems to be what allows them to get great angle across the course. I do not do that when I ski, I get me ski to turn but not as quick as they do.
As I watch the video they use the speed to whip their ski around the ball in front of them while I use the ski to rush past the ball and try to turn. I feel balanced on my ski but I think they have their hips and upper body behind their front foot which allows the ski to be in front of them and turn better. While I an balanced over my feet with the ski underneath me which lets me get speed but not turn as effectively.
If this is correct what can I focus on at the turn or pre-turn to get in better position to turn around the ball?