Lifting the tip in skiing

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Lifting the tip in skiing

Postby skijim13 » Fri May 05, 2017 3:55 am

I have seen improvement in my own skiing by lifting the tip slightly at release before the tail. My question do this work better for a longer type of turn vs. a shorter turn. I have been reviewing the short turns in the learn to ski videos and only see the tail lift in the demos by Dianna.
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Re: Lifting the tip in skiing

Postby Max_501 » Fri May 05, 2017 6:50 am

skijim13 wrote:My question do this work better for a longer type of turn vs. a shorter turn.


No. I'm more likely to see a tip lift in my own skiing in short high energy turns.
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Re: Lifting the tip in skiing

Postby h.harb » Fri May 05, 2017 10:34 am

Short turns are the base for developing long turns, not the other way around. Energy turns are even better.
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Re: Lifting the tip in skiing

Postby DougD » Fri May 05, 2017 11:36 am

Jim,

Harald has posted numerous photos of top WC SL racers beginning their release with a tip lift. I doubt many of us make shorter or more energetic turns than Hirscher/Schiffrin/Gross/Neureuther et al.

My understanding of the tail lift emphasis in Diana's Phantom Move videos is that these are for skiing/PMTS newbies who have not yet mastered free foot management, especially a close stance with pullback. Without these movements, a tip lift is liable to throw a skier into the back seat. Lacking a practiced pullback move, a newbie might be stuck there. Teaching tip lift before pullback would be putting the cart before the horse.

Correction from Max or HH welcome of course.
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