In longer radius turns, you can still feel your skis working under the body.
As your retract and then extend your legs into the new turn. You need to drive your body down the hill.
Here my skis are still in the last turn,but my body is already moving down the hill, in preparation for the next.
This allows you to release the edges and direct you towards the inside of the new turn .
There result would be smooth linked high performance turn.
You may have heard the expression stacked before in ski technique. And what that simply means is lining up your body.
Now,as I'm stood here, as I line up my toes, ankles, knees, hips, shoulders and hands. And you could say: I'm stacked.
Now that s by far the strongest position. Standing here like that, all of my ligaments, muscles and skeleton are all lined up.
And that s gonna allow me to handle the huge pressures built up in modern performance ski.
Let s try an exercise to encourage that stack position for the knees and arms so you can get rid of the poles .
and we would gonna to do
as I start to turn to my left I'm gonna point my right hand and it's gonna follow exactly where the right ski
is going all the way through the turn as finish release the turn my hands going to come gently in front and then I can start to point my left hand
in the same direction as a less ski all the way through that turned
meanwhile the other hand will be staying on the side sough I'm turning to the left the right hands following that ski and left hands
gonna rest on the side and that's going to stop that shoulder in twisting turning my body into the turn
and this hand is in across over the skis I'm point where you wanna to it's just simply gonna follow the skis nothing rush nothing forced
start the turn hands in front and follow the ski have going
yeah the outside hands gonna follow
the outside ski release
make it's smooth transaction one turn to the next
reset keeping both hands forward and then start the next turn
when feeling comfortable with the excise grasp you poles back
focus on that body position as you skiing
now even I have the poles back the outside hand is still following the outside ski
now that technique is much more for longer to medium size turn
in short turn simply don't have enough time you will be filling in your hands all over the place
remember short turn keep upper body still calm and facing down the hill
but in longer turns stay stacked