SAJ, spring skiing training
Key is positioning,fore/aft balance, timing and mobility.
@skierjohan Some really nice skiing over those bumps. That's a big challenge to balance. Obviously I can't follow the commentary but I get the idea.
She angulates really early in those high performance turns and to my eye later in the short radius turns.
There seems to be a good supply of instructional videos in Japan.
Yes - some really nice skiing and would be good to understand the commentary to appreciate the finer points. At the moment can only look for things already understood about skiing. It's a little frustrating as there's likely some good new insights.
Agreed, some great skiing!
Here is direct translation.
Part 1, sinking the skis on snow (having good platform). This reminds me Section 8 Powder skiing video.
Sinking the skis (pressing the snow with skis), we feel the snow wall against our skis, then feeling the snowwall, dealing with snow surface resistance, and edging, that enables us to keep good position from the begening to end of turn. Early stage of the turn, do the right edging angle and directioning the ski. From ski top, we can feel the snow surface resiatance. Keep catching the snow surface resistance all through the arc, that helps propulsion. As the result, end of the turn, ski floats and helps transition.
Training part, use sidecurve of the ski and keep (maintain) edge angle, angulation angle and fore/aft balance.
Training 3, the time of edging, make it earlier. That results to contacting the snow earlier.
Importantly, feeping the rpessure from beginning of the turn and continue to end of the turn.
Training 4, 3-6 and 9-12 o'clock, extending legs and strengthen the pressure. Before the transition, holding the legs, using the rebound power for the next turn. Putting more pressure on the ski, then feeling the rebound power (ski is going to float) is important.
Part 2, fore/aft balane. In order to sink snow, fore/aft balance is important. At the beginning of the turn, starting with high waist (COM), edging and controlling the direction of ski. Later part of turn, put pressure to a tail side and pressing the skis. Moving the waist forward to next turn and catching the snow surface resistance and building up a good turn position properly. Steering stage, moving and pressuring the skis more outsie of arc, then moving the waist to ski tail, as a result, lower position, puressing the ski tail, enables deeper arc and demanding propulsion. Using fore/aft balance, end of the turn, ski floats.Then using the movement and power start the new turn.
+1 point, 0-3, 6-9 o'clock, maintaining how much dropping vertically, Keeping the position when we catch the resistance power enables to pusing the ski more outside.
Another +1 point, matching the outside hip direction to tail moving direction for edging. Moving outside hip to lower and turning the ski. That enbles sinking the ski into snow. Legs are shortning, but don't stop pressing the snow.
+1, Moving properly. After shortning legs, start moving foward. Also beginning of the turn, moving foward enables for controlling the direction. Don't change upper body angle.
Part 3, Rough slopes, edging is pressing the snow with legs. Keeping the middle high waist position, extend and shorten the turn. Presing the snow through the turn, that helps transition.
Part 4, Deciding when to begin the turn and end the turn.