Counteracting enhances edge grip and gives you an easy transition from one turn to the next. The hands-on-hips sequence of the Angry Mother 1 video engages the whole torso in counteracting:arms and shoulders down to the hips. This video also introduces the basics of “Home Base” and a pole swing that support the counteracting you have developed.
Presenter: Diana Rogers, 11 minutes, 431 MB, High Def, Copyright 2012
*Isolate the movement of counteracting - what it is, how to perform it so that the whole torso from the hip sockets up is engaged
*How to coordinate the counteracting of the torso with tipping of the feet
*How to counteract in linked turns
*Coordination and timing of change of counteracting and change of edges in turn transition
Counteracting – turning the torso opposite the direction of the turn – results in...
*Better edge grip, especially through the finish of turns
*An easier edge change to start a new turn
In order to get the most benefit from this video, you should already...
*Link turns on easy terrain
*Have your skis parallel for at least part of each turn
*Have watched and practiced the Tipping and Counteracting portions of the Essentials Indoor Introduction eVideo
*Know how to lighten the inside foot and tip it toward its outside edge for each turn (the "Phantom Move"). You can learn this in the videos Anyone Can Be an Expert Skier 1 or Eliminate the Wedge 1 – Engage.
Related books & videos
*Harald Harb's Essentials of Skiing (book) helps you understand the Essentials – the component movements of effective skiing – where each Essential fits into linked turns, and how the Essentials work together for optimal skiing.
*Essentials Indoor Introduction (eVideo) presents the Essentials – the component movements of effective skiing – at their simplest, and helps you learn and practice them. Practicing these movements indoors, in front of a mirror or camera, gives you instant feedback for quicker progress once you start to practice on snow.
*Angry Mother 2 – Pole Plant (eVideo) builds on Angry Mother 1 to build the pole plant. The detailed, progressive approach makes it easy to learn a correct pole swing whether you are just beginning to use your poles or trying to change an ingrained, habitual pole plant.
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