Ntq206 Posted June 19, 2012 Share Posted June 19, 2012 Recently in my ambition towards getting my skiing in shape enough to run 15 off, I have been carefully studying a lot of videos. Comparing videos of folks at the 15 off level and shortliners into 38 off always felt like comparing apples to oranges to some extent. A while back though I saw a video of Seth Stisher running 15off 30MPH - and the thing that sets his 15 off run apart from just about any 15 off level skier I have ever seen is the super efficient and quick acceleration from the ball to the centerline. Seth clearly falls into the pull nicely, but the acceleration gained from there just seems to be insane. He's already changing his edge at the centerline at 15 off! Most folks running 15 off aren't edge changing until much later - but he's generated so much cross course speed it seems he can afford the early edge change leading to a nice patient turn. It looks so absolutely effortless once he falls back into his pull - it 'looks' like he's hardly taking any load at all but just is so efficient in acceleration. My initial thought is that he is able to carry a ton of speed through the turn back towards the wake. So what do you think makes his acceleration so efficient and effortless looking? Or am I out to lunch in my assessment? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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