Skier in Balance - can access and effect any skill throughout turn:
@ Entire body involved - participates in balancing.
@ Flexing originates in ankles - supported by knees, hips, lower back.
@ Hips centered throughout turn - promoting movement forward through finish and into new turn.
@ Inside leg shortens as outside leg lengthens - sets up alignment and balance with weight on outside ski.
@ Upper body remains more vertical than lower body throughout shaping and finishing phases of turn - creating body angles - align balance over outside ski.
@ Inside hand, shoulder, hip - lead through turn shaping and finish - creating upper /lower body countered relationship (degree of counter related to turn size and shape.
@ Hands in front of body - aid balance.