Edited by comprex - 4/19/11 at 3:49pm
If I understand your question then no. Although it was about that time that a young Italian by the name of Alberto Tomba burst on to the WC with a much more "square" stance then others. So the outside hip starting coming forward relative to back, but still not ahead of the inside. But by the time this filtered down into the massess was the late 80s/early 90s...if I recall correctly.
You make a falce assumption. There is no reference to the ankles in your translation. Only to the legs.
I know there is no reference to the ankles in the translation (I am German so I speak it very well ). I just want to be even more specific than "the legs".
The 1985-86 season was the one in which PSIA's Alpine Team (new name for Demo Team) introduced the concept of early weight transfer, where the "up" was included in the weight transfer to the new outside ski. In effect, the new INSIDE hip would tend to come forward with that move.
Prior approach was to use the OLD OUTSIDE SKI as a platform off which one moved up and forward, releasing weight from the skis and allowing a pivoting movement toward the turn.
Interesting topic. Too bad the original poster has not commented on any of the feedback sofar. I think that its important to understand "why" up-unweight in the first place. The reason for up-unweighting is that you are able to initiate a skid angle. The more forward your outside hip is in ref to your inside hip the more "square" your stance. And the more square your stance the less edge angles you have. This is often refered to as "rotation" or more specific "hip rotation". Or the hip rotating outwards. The opposite of "counter rotation". Rotation causes your ski tails to skid more than if you counter because your edge angles are smaller. This is the reason why so many people ski with rotation. Its easier to slip into a skid angle and turn the skis the other way. Its sort of the most natural way.
Im not german speaking but understand some of it. I dont recall ever hearing in austrian ski instruction any reference to the ancle. Legs yes, but ancle no.