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Slideshow: Bad Heel Cup

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A: This turn would have looked great 40 years ago, when every skier had to lever forward on his tips. Here, however, Mike seems to lunge forward…

A: This turn would have looked great 40 years ago, when every skier had to lever forward on his tips. Here, however, Mike seems to lunge forward because his heels aren’t locked down.

B: Here he looks like he's hanging in his bindings - relying on the fronts of his boots to support him.

B: Here he looks like he’s hanging in his bindings – relying on the fronts of his boots to support him.

C: By the end of the turn he's back in balance, but maintaining a correct stance is difficult with loose heels.

C: By the end of the turn he’s back in balance, but maintaining a correct stance is difficult with loose heels.