November 28, 2006

More of the same

Today I continued to work on smooth, flowing turns, progressive edging and hip angulation and a continuous, flowing, forward moving pole plant. It all worked well and my warm up on 3500 was almost as smooth and flowing as my skiing on the easier pitch of Rosolin.

The top of the course this morning was quite offset (wide left to right distance between each gate which requires lots of turning to get around) though after a rhythm change it became less offset and looser (longer gaps down the slope between poles). The course started off as full size poles and when we ran out it became stubbies. This exposed a slight problem with my "forward moving hand that strikes the pole and then pole plants", when the gates were full there was no problem, with stubbies (since there was no fear of getting a gate in the face) the hand stopped... I worked on that for most of the day, the lack of movement with the hand caused my feet to be slower (!) and so if I didn't do it then I was late on the gates. It generally took two or three stubbies for me to get back in the swing (hmm!) of things! We all skied the course pretty well and in the afternoon Blair changed things around a little and made the top section less offset.

Video analysis was good, I had a fair amount of lateral movement in the offset part of the course but less in the less offset part of the course (which is almost to be expected), still Blair wants more lateral movement at all times (to see how it works out), so that's the aim for tomorrow. My "forward movement out of the turn" was quite noticeable in the video, which was nice to see.


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Posted by Len at November 28, 2006 07:17 PM | Categories: R21 - Race training , Season 2 - Ski Days
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