Mark's Ski Course - Week2(19/Jan/2009)

 

So the first week was an initial assessment of our skiing and an introduction to some of the CSIA terms, week 2 brings a new instructor, it seems that the instructors are going to rotate every week. Unbeknownst to us this instructor's task was to run us round the mountain, get us skiing faster and lot's of miles under our ski's.

Well he certainly did that, we covered an awful lot of terrain and I don't think I have ever quite skied so much and so fast in the 4 days that we spent with this instructor. By the end of the week I was pretty tired but had seen a lot more of the skiable terrain of Whistler and Blackcomb.

From Whistler Photos
From Whistler Photos
From Whistler Photos
 

This week also shed light on why I can turn really well to the right and really badly to the left. I already know I have pretty bad bio-mechanics because of extreme forefoot varus (33 degrees left foot, 22 degrees right foot), I already have prescription footbeds but it was suggested that I visit a boot fitter who was an expert in alignment. So off I went, after giving him the potted history, he checks my alignment and looks a little puzzled before asking did I know of any leg length discrepancy or curvature of the spine. I have been previously told that I have differing leg lengths but unfortunately different people have said different legs are longer and they have come to this conclusion when I have been lying down. Standing on a level surface it was immediately that my left leg is about an inch shorter than my right leg. With some correction for this I still have some alignment issues which are work in progress.

   
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