Help on right foot forward cutting

Help on right foot forward cutting

Post by Ross Carlisl » Wed, 07 Jul 1999 04:00:00


I get the same thing cutting right...I am left foot forward.  I bought a
neopreme leg guard...looks like a sock without the foot.  It is supposed to
prevent the bruising.  I have not tried it yet so I cant say if it works or
not.

Quote:

>Hello All:

>    I am skiing on an Obrien Team Comp, my skill level is intermediate. I
am
>encountering a strange problem that I am hoping someone can help out
with...
>with my right foot forward, sking at aprox 33mph, doing left-hand cuts, the
>upper calf of my left leg is getting hit by water spray... this is creating
>a pretty decent sized bruise on my leg, not to mention throwing me off in
>this corner.... cutting right is no problem...

>Any ideas are welcome!

>Louis Harle

 
 
 

Help on right foot forward cutting

Post by Louis Harl » Thu, 08 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Hello All:

    I am skiing on an Obrien Team Comp, my skill level is intermediate. I am
encountering a strange problem that I am hoping someone can help out with...
with my right foot forward, sking at aprox 33mph, doing left-hand cuts, the
upper calf of my left leg is getting hit by water spray... this is creating
a pretty decent sized bruise on my leg, not to mention throwing me off in
this corner.... cutting right is no problem...

Any ideas are welcome!

Louis Harle

 
 
 

Help on right foot forward cutting

Post by Mark Kovalcso » Thu, 08 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Welcome to the wonderful world of "spray leg". I actually received a
wonderful gift a number of years that was like a part of a neoprene wet
suit that just covers your calf. I used it religiously through the first
half of most seasons. My leg would sting after two sets through the
slalom course so bad that it really affected me after that.

After years of being embarassed wearing this silly thing I bought a ski
that fit me properly 2" longer than my old one. I haven't had a problem
all season. Sure my leg gets a little pink, but I don't wear the spray
guard anymore and I haven't had a problem even after back to back ski
days with over 9 sets of over 40 passes between them.

So get a spray guard or maybe get a bigger ski. It is possible you are
sking slow enough that your ski really isn't big enough for you.
Obviously the spray guard is cheaper.

Quote:

> Hello All:

>     I am skiing on an Obrien Team Comp, my skill level is intermediate. I am
> encountering a strange problem that I am hoping someone can help out with...
> with my right foot forward, sking at aprox 33mph, doing left-hand cuts, the
> upper calf of my left leg is getting hit by water spray... this is creating
> a pretty decent sized bruise on my leg, not to mention throwing me off in
> this corner.... cutting right is no problem...

> Any ideas are welcome!

> Louis Harle

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