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    Season starter 2014-2015: Back to Basics - Drills and Thrills

    Here is a little video I put together from brand new material taped at our Glacier camp at Stubai in Austria last week. This particular clip allowed for some cool glowing effects and I must say I look almost as cool as Batman . Anyway, as allways, I feel like Im back at square one for the first few days. That calls for drills. Our Austrian coach did the same as the year before. Had us do lots of basic drills all through the racing camp. They call it School. Everyone needs to do it. Even Marcell Hirscher.

    In this particular drill we were supposed to hold the poles half way down and carve down this easy flat slope working with our legs while our upper body stayed calm and quiet. Check it out and tell me what you think.



    And for all of you equipment freeks:
    - Völkl GS 185 Racetigers R19,8
    - Piston plate SL
    - Marker Comp20
    - Dalbello Scorpio 130
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    Looks good.

    I wonder, what kind of ski is Völkl GS 185 Racetigers R19,8. Is it a masters ski or "shop-gs"?

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    Its the normal shop ski. I just pulled off the junky plate and binding combo and threw it in the trash (figurativly speaking) and replaced it with the real thing. Those skis are great, its just that the binding and plate combo is strictly for recreational use. Not racing.
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    Looks good, TDK. Nice to be back on skis I bet.

    Good symmetry in the legs, smooth transitions. If I were to notice anything, it would be you appear just a slight bit tippy. Nothing of much significance, just something that struck my eye. Slightly more so in your left turns than right
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    Tippy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiquidFeet View Post
    Tippy?
    I also wondered about that so I had to look it up, Tippy: "the state of intoxication between tipsy and drunk; almost drunk"

    I'm not sure that's it :-D

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    That's what I was thinking! Maybe he means a bit under-uprighted?

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    Hahaa.... yes I was a bit tippy as a matter of fact but had sobered up during the morning! Looking at the video you can see, although not very clearly, that Im inclining a bit more into the turn turning left. It can be a result of assymetry in my movements. Not sure. I notissed the same thing. Also, I had a little problem getting adjusted to the longer GS ski turn radius and therefore struggling a bit with my balance while arching edge locked at slow speeds. It also looks like the slope could have had a slight double fall line.

    BTW, I like the word tippy. Looks like I was a bit intoxinated and tipping over left and then adjusting myself turning right. Like Chapling comming out of a bar in gold rush.
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    A****,,, the jump from SL to GS ski could very well explain it. The body moves in anticipation of the skis doing sooner what it takes them till later. Easy to get caught inside until the mind/body adapt. I think a thread on what to do technically to ease and hasten the adjustment period when changing over to a different radius ski could be useful.
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    maybe regrip the poles normally and drag behind, keeping BOTH baskets on the snow throughout????

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