they use 10 sinew 10 coaches we're talking about separation and Alpine Skiing you guys are doing amazing this year amazing in the gates amazing in the moguls the trees free skiing in the air all of that it's time to start having a deliberate focus about what our body is doing and how our entire body isn't doing the same thing all together but different body parts are separated out doing different stuff the more skilled we become the more we have the ability to have our upper body do one thing and our lower body do something else so our lower body can really absorb while our upper body our tight core is staying very stable with a good upper body posture we may be focusing more on our edging our outside leg might be getting long the inside leg might be getting really short to start to establish greater edge angle that's separation when we're left filled one movement can have a chain reaction down your whole body and it's so important in skiing that we have the ability to hold our upper body still and move our lower body work our lower body or in skiing if we get out of balance which always happens that we can get way out of balance but our legs and Steve's can still be doing what we want them to do carving in the snow carrying speed or absorbing in the moguls whatever that is another form of separation might be making a really short radius turn down a steep or through the moguls your legs are turning a lot but your upper body your hips and your upper body are very quiet just working down the hill with your pole plants allowing those legs to turn turn turn underneath you're real stable core all different forms of separation the more skill you are the more you're going to be able to allow one part of your body to do one thing and another part of your body to be quiet stable doing something else we do so much with you guys to try to isolate different body parts we might make short radius turns and you might hold your poles high on you over your head you might hang on to your head you might have your hands on your hips while your lower body is reaching out is edging it's absorbing one leg may be getting longer than the other all the while your upper body in your core is very quiet and stable and very precise in terms of how you're directing your upper body and what to do with it your upper body might be directed towards your outside ski a little bit down and out towards your outside ski tip so you can balance with the outside ski and start to really establish some angles unbuckle your boots feel your ankle and I just want you guys to go down the cat road here and I just want you to go with a lot of tension and your legs and your feet underneath you I just want you to go back and forth edge to edge with your hands out in front and just you know build up a little speed don't try to do it when it's too slow but when you build up a little bit of speed just see how quickly you can go back and forth using ad and adduction squeezing these muscles in your legs nope just back and forth in a straight line so did you touch one edge you go to a flat ski and you go to the other edge and so you're you're skiing with good foot spacing and almost like there's a ball between your leg and it's all coming from your knees name separation what interests me a lot with the younger athletes is foot to foot separation so parts of the body we talked about we talked about upper body lower body separation in terms of keeping upper body down the hill and the lower body works underneath you with the you fourteens and then I look at you 12 also what I think is really important when you see youngsters that are solid slalom skiers and that are solid solid tech skiers which of course is our foundation they're able to move foot to foot very strong so they do a lot of exercises both on snow but of course it starts off snow with regards to to moving from from one outside foot to the other outside foot which translates to one outside ski to the other outside ski so guys we've been doing a lot of drills lately right a lot of upper lower body separation but we want to bring it into more of a real sense and how it feels when you ski and what it looks like and I was just out free skiing this morning with my dad and what I thought about is when when you come out of that turn and you move really quick from edge-to-edge right and almost initiate instantly when you start edging the ski this ski starts turning on fallen skis right and so that inside foot has to be right up underneath you that inside leg has to be shortening almost instantly when you start skiing so how do you pressure the outside ski you just push on the outside ski or you shorten inside leg yeah this is how I think about pressuring the outside ski is by shortening this inside legs because this is what creates pressure on the outside ski you're skiing a steep pitch like this look at the officer this course pretty attorney right you're going to have to have separation you're going to have to come back across the hill the more you shorten this leg the more everything comes underneath you so what I want you guys to do is make some bigger cross hill turns feel all the phases of the turn really point the skis out get you tipped up on edge so I can see your bases if I'm looking downhill moving forward but then as soon as you start to initiate that ski that inside leg shortens and that inside foot is underneath you so that's end of the turn you can move on to that new ski because that inside leg is right underneath you and you're nice and level with your hands really like across the hill fall terms or you can really feel that inside Lakes shorten and slalom skis are a really good tool to play and feel the top of the turn and feel all the phases of the turn and really feel that inside lick come up underneath you you got to have good hip mobility and flexibility to ski that way and you know a strong core you can't do it if you don't ski from the core so once you ingrained that muscle memory kind of becomes second nature but you have to practice leveling out practice skiing with pulls on your hips practice skiing with your poles in front so you can feel what that inside half of your body is doing good only they give you better look at coupies a little more forward than you but everything else is good game and four more forward then you don't end up rotated hips and your upper body are one unit and your legs are separate so you can turn your legs without turning your upper body so we try to teach hop turns that way teach pivot slips that way keep our hips the upper body facing down the hill and engage our core and you know ski ski from the core that's what we talked about and

Separation in alpine skiing

9 thoughts on “Separation in alpine skiing

  • June 5, 2019 at 11:17 pm
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    I am from Gulmarg kashmir and I am advanced skier in curving i also got madal in skiing if you visit Gulmarg for sking so my WhatsApp number is 9596475349 or contact with me

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  • June 5, 2019 at 11:17 pm
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    I am from Gulmarg kashmir and I am advanced skier in curving i also got madal in skiing if you visit Gulmarg for sking so my WhatsApp number is 9596475349 or contact with me

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  • June 5, 2019 at 11:17 pm
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    Great video! Tightening the turning radius by shortening the inside ski: I totally agree. That makes the center of the gravity of the body to move inside the turn to create higher edge angle. It makes sense. But, to do that, both legs/knees have to be close together so that shortening of the inside leg occurs vertically along the leg. Widely accepted wide-stance skiing doesn't work since you really can't balance with your legs/knees wide apart.

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  • June 5, 2019 at 11:17 pm
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    modern school..ugly style

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  • June 5, 2019 at 11:17 pm
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    Thank you! Hope to see you at Jahorina

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  • June 5, 2019 at 11:17 pm
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    Those are not u10s. they are u16. I filmed the 16s as examples for the u10s to watch.

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  • June 5, 2019 at 11:17 pm
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    Wow those U10s are pretty big!

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  • June 5, 2019 at 11:17 pm
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    thanks Debra. My U8 Skiers learn so much from your videos.

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