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treemore
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Re: correct stance

Post by treemore » Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:07 am

great points guys.i didn't realise it was so complex and open to debate

I don't know if this link works but maybe you can tell me then what you think
I have found in the past when under pressure in steeps I tend to straighten my front leg and think this may be because my stance is off to start

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Re: correct stance

Post by lowangle al » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:35 pm

[quote=" The tip of trying to pinch a quarter between your butt cheeks helps keep the rear femur vertical.[/quote] This a good tip but don't do what I did. Not having a quarter I used two dimes and a nickle and the rubbing together of the coins gave me a really bad blister. Also I would resist the urge to pick up any loose change you may come across on the hill.





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Re: correct stance

Post by CIMA » Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:08 am

treemore wrote:great points guys.i didn't realise it was so complex and open to debate

I don't know if this link works but maybe you can tell me then what you think
I wonder if the guy in the vid wore T2eco.
His style doesn't seem aggressive. Not bad at all.
If you'd look for an easier and more elegant telemark, see this.
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Re: correct stance

Post by Johnny » Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:55 am

Is that you in the vid Treemore?
Your stance is pretty good! I think all you need now is practice...!

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Re: correct stance

Post by dschane » Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:38 pm

Nice ski conditions and, I agree, it looks like you're well on your way.

For me, when my front leg extends in the steeps, I am fighting the fall line rather than attacking it. Can't say what's going on with you 'cause I haven't seen it, but for me, I focus on angulating with hands forward and pointed down the fall line. You can practice on steeps by making one turn at a time.





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