1. On this run (be patient for Ethan Rimmelman to finish the fun before you can see Devin in the background!) I had Devin try a drill to calm his hands down. Devin held his poles underneath the grip area in order to not have him pole plant and keep his hands still. As you can see, this really helped him to make his hands not move as much. Great job with that! On the lower body, Devin is keeping his weight on the uphill ski and needs to shift to have his weight on the downhill ski. He also needs to keep the feet under him. Right now they are out in front and he is using the hips to turn rather than rolling the ankle.

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  2. Similar to the previous video, I had Devin do the pole drill to calm his hands down. Again, he did a great job with this. Hands looked great! For the lower body portion, he does a better job keeping the weight over the downhill ski but still needs to work on not pushing his feet out from side to side or turn to turn and needs to concentrate more on rolling the ankles, edging and carving the turn. We'll work on this in flats to better understand the concept.

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  3. On the lower body (you can reference the next video #4 as well), Devin has great range of motion and absorbs well. He is turning by pushing his feet out (and using his hips) from side to side when instead he needs to keep the turn in the edging motion. This comes in the roll of the ankle, or as we do in the flats, the "railroad tracks" drill. When we eliminate the "pushing" of the turn, the breaks, or opening of Devin's feet, will go away because his downhill foot won't be able to slip out. from underneath him. On the jump - Devin was trying a 3X and just needed to be patient with the trick.

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  4. Devin's hands are moving too much on this run. After each pull plant he is dropping the hand down and bringing it back behind him (mostly the right hand). You can get a good view of this if you pause the video from :11 - :12. One result of the hands dropping after each turn is how Devin is getting backseat. With the hand dropping behind him, it is pulling his whole body back. You can also see at this :11-:12 mark that Devin's chest is dropping down. He needs to stand it up. On the jump - Devin did a great job in the takeoff and had a nice, still body position. He needs to make sure he squeezes the feet when in the air!

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