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Maintain Fore Aft Balance over feet:
@ Ankles, knees, hips, spine - extend & flex - maintain balance over feet - skis.
@ Shin / boot cuff pressure - all times.
@ Independent - leg extension & flexion.
Direct balance toward outside ski while turning:
@ Inside half of body - leads outside half - in turn.
@ Independent leg action - transfers balance - ski to ski.
@ Outside ski bends - in progressive arc.
Direct movements of upper body toward desired direction of travel:
@ Vision, focus - in direction of travel.
@ Hands forward - body facing - turn direction.
@ Inside hand, shoulder, hip - lead thru turn.
@ Pole plants - timing cues.
Release and engage edges of skis:
@ Legs, hips - move diagonally ( forward - laterally ) control tipping of skis - direct body thru edge change - maintain balance over feet.
@ Both skis tip at same time - continuous - progressive movements.
@ Shin / boot cuff pressure - constant.
@ Both skis glide - uninterrupted - thru edge change.
Guide skis thru turns:
@ Legs - turning more than upper body.
@ Turning / tipping skis originate in feet, legs - continuous turn to turn.
@ Upper body stable - continuously moving - intended direction of travel.