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Ski-X7
09-03-2012, 08:36 PM
Hoping someone can help me with this, i ski with my right foot forward and when i am on the right side of the boat cutting back my back calf mussle touches / drags int he water. It drags enough that it usually hurts pretty bad by the end of the weekend sking. I am a open skier since i dont have acess to a course but still cut back and forth pretty good. Any help would be appreciated, not sure if this is normal or if i am doing something wrong?

JohnnyB
09-03-2012, 08:43 PM
Nothing wrong....at the beginning of the season, I get bruises from the water on both my legs....after a while your body adjusts and it doesn't hurt anymore

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MC209
09-03-2012, 08:45 PM
they make a splash/shin gaurd that you put over your rear calf so it doesnt get rashed. I beleive they are called calf sleeves

mayo93prostar
09-03-2012, 09:18 PM
this happens to me too and I am right foot forward also. not sure if we are doing something wrong, but I have experienced this for many years with different skis. I wear a spray legging so i do not get the pain in the leg. I got a new one from Overtons this year but I have worn one for over 10 years. I ski both open and in course at 34 mph at 15 off.

Bert
09-04-2012, 01:50 AM
That used to happen to me yras ago. I wnt to ski school and they changed the way I ski. I no longer get the sore leg. I can't explain it and have never really thought about it much but I do remember how painful that could be. I think skiing with flexed ankles and knees helped.

CCAnderson
09-04-2012, 10:28 AM
Spray leg happens to everyone to some degree. Don't worry just ski more and you'll get a callus built up. Bend your knees and ride with equal pressure on both feet, seems to help.

Theomedic
09-04-2012, 10:43 AM
I ski left foot forward and my right calf gets sore too. I was going to cut the leg off an old wet suit to try that but my son accidentally through it away. I'm using double boots now, I didn't seem to have that issue with a rear toe plate, maybe more room to adjust with the toe plate? As for now I'm just dealing with it.

mikeg205
09-04-2012, 11:20 AM
++1 on leg spray legging.... plus get video taped to see what are you doing?

JohnE
09-04-2012, 12:58 PM
Ski a few more times and it goes away. No way I would wear a spray legging.

Ski-X7
09-04-2012, 08:51 PM
Thanks for all the info, sounds like im not doing anything too wrong which is good to hear. Attached is a old picture of where in the turn in happens.

Bert
09-04-2012, 10:40 PM
Thanks for all the info, sounds like im not doing anything too wrong which is good to hear. Attached is a old picture of where in the turn in happens.
I would say from the photo you should try to focus on weighting the ski equally with both feet as mentioned in one of the posts aboved. That and keeping knees and ankles flexed and you will find a big difference.

Skipper
09-04-2012, 10:54 PM
When my position over the ski is correct with my leg bent, hips foreward, and shoulders back I do not have a problem with spray. When my position is wrong the spray can be incredibly painful causing severe bruising and inflamation to my leg. I wear a calf guard because although the right thing to do is fix my position there is no reason to cause injury because that will only keep me from skiing. My suggestion is that you wear a calf guard and work on your form.

Bert
09-04-2012, 11:11 PM
In this pic you can see what correct position is and why you get no spray on your rear leg

Bert
09-04-2012, 11:15 PM
And another

mikeg205
09-04-2012, 11:53 PM
And another

god...do I need to practice more.... :D

JohnnyB
09-05-2012, 05:59 AM
In this pic you can see what correct position is and why you get no spray on your rear leg

My wake crossing is not the issue, it is from the apex of my turns when I am fully extended and reaching and actually I bruise just below the knees on my upper calves...

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Bert
09-05-2012, 08:40 PM
it was for Ski X7 to compare against his photo

JohnnyB
09-06-2012, 06:01 AM
it was for Ski X7 to compare against his photo

Yup....just a comment. No intention to offend.....sorry if it was taken the wrong way.

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Bert
09-06-2012, 07:51 PM
Yup....just a comment. No intention to offend.....sorry if it was taken the wrong way.

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No offence taken.
Guess we need to try and ski like this:)

ntidsl
09-06-2012, 09:36 PM
What speed are you skiing? Weight? Size of ski? etc...

skibrain
09-09-2012, 06:59 PM
Nice ski pics Bert, but only relevant at the apex of offside turns - which none of your photos show. Leg in the water is pretty common. Hurts for the first couple weeks each season and then toughens up. Agree there can be more or less depending on speed, stance, ski, and how bow-legged the skier is.

http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL680/2877032/24160789/403757077.jpg

http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL680/2877032/24160789/403757079.jpg

h2oskiluvr
09-09-2012, 07:50 PM
I skied with Lucky Lowe several years ago and when I arrived I had my trusty "spray leggin" with me. I left it there and never needed it again. For me it was about balance, getting up on my front foot some more. Pulling less but moving faster. Hard to tell from a picture but looks like you may be a bit too far back. Good luck.

PS - Avoid the spray leggin' :)

Bert
09-11-2012, 12:38 AM
Nice ski pics Bert, but only relevant at the apex of offside turns - which none of your photos show. Leg in the water is pretty common. Hurts for the first couple weeks each season and then toughens up. Agree there can be more or less depending on speed, stance, ski, and how bow-legged the skier is.

http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL680/2877032/24160789/403757077.jpg

http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL680/2877032/24160789/403757079.jpg

Good illustration to show awsome form and some leg in water. That is some nice skiing there.
As you said it is common to get some spray on leg. For me it was very painful and would prevent skiing or I would wear a full wetsuit. After taking lessons and getting proper stance I have never felt or noticed it again.