The alignment of a skier's legs – whether they are straight, bowlegged, knock-kneed, or a combination – has a significant influence on the skier's technique. Not only does alignment play a role in how the skier looks, it makes a big difference in how the skis behave.
The intent of this video is to help you learn how to assess alignment on snow. Whether you are interested in your own alignment or are working with other skiers, this video will show you what to watch for.
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Presenter: Diana Rogers, 55 minutes, 1.9 GB, High Def, Copyright 2017
*How to perform the on-snow alignment maneuvers
*Indications of knock-kneed, optimal, and bowlegged alignment in the maneuvers
*Side-by-side comparisons of knock-kneed, optimal, and bowlegged alignment in the maneuvers
*Indications of knock-kneed, optimal, and bowlegged alignment in linked turns
*Side-by-side comparisons of knock-kneed, optimal, and bowlegged alignment in linked turns
*Find out whether alignment changes could help you, your students, or your athletes to ski better
*Clarify what you observe in your own, your students', or your athletes' performance – what is technique, what is alignment
*If you are making alignment changes, find out what to watch for to know that you are close to optimum
In order to get the most benefit from this video, you should already...
*Have read Chapter 12 - Alignment in the book Anyone Can Be an Expert Skier 1
Related books & videos
*Alignment Technician Course Manual (PDF) provides an in-depth explanation of all the aspects of anatomy and equipment that need to be considered in order to optimize a skier's alignment.
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