"To ski well one must keep their chest 2.3 mm in front of the orange line at all times".
When, where did I make that statement? I make plenty of statements, you don't have you to misquote me and imply I said anything I in fact did not say, thanks.
If you cant watch the CSIA video and appreciate these guys are skiing smooth and in control, at speed in big bumps, then another video with a 2011 time stamp wont change that.
Good luck to you.
I watched the videos, I thought they were very cute and about what I expected. Let's see, next time I trace the zipperline I'll work on reaching my pole plant out in front of me. While a good tip, for some day trading once a weekend/year broker on vacation at Banff, I found it lacking to say the least. It's no wonder so few can ski moguls. I'll admit, I thought the skiing was an improvement over the 2004 genre and the jackets were very stylish.
I don't think I ever saw the instructor with the extend the legs into the bump and then let the bump push your knees into you face tip ever ski OVER a mogul. He was smooth though, while confined to the zipperline, tracing the turns and ruts of every skier before him. I don't think the guy even has the concept that the a skier can ski OVER the mogul and down the backside, he only sees the zipperline, skiing down the rut and over the transition to the next rut.
Do you seriously consider these videos have any realistic possibility of helping an intermediate advance to an expert level of skiing in natural terrain? It's a joke right? HaHaHa...I get it now.
The videos you posted don't even come close to the information and insights CVJ and I have posted. They certainly don't support your claim of a superior system of training that will take intermediates,or experts even, comfortably into black diamond terrain. The instructors skiing ability simply isn't there, the technique isn't refined enough, they are even promoting the wrong turn that confines them to the rut line. The basic movements are good, but it is simply executed to slowly in every way to defy the zipperline or even handle the zipperline in steeper terrain, yet alone quick or powerful enough to challenge the technical line, turning into the mogul face and linking a backside turn on the big white spot.
The ski instruction industry is lost when it comes to advancing skiers from the groomed to black diamond terrain. Sure there are some good skiers that can actually help people bridge the gap, but they are far to few. The industry doesn't seem to have the basic understanding that THE key to skiing natural terrain/ moguls is to concentrate the instruction on having the skier develop the quickest, cleanest, tightest and smoothest short radius turn they can make and in the process learn how to handle the forces that are generated and use them to their advantage and all this is done on the comfort of the groomed. It's to simple really, develop a solid QCT and the whole mountain opens up for the skier.