I don't understand this comment at all. BWPA and I both prefer to focus on extension. How do we disagree? How does that discredit anyone else's preferences? Maybe you missed "YMMV" which is an acronym for "your mileage may vary" or "your experience may be different from mine."
It's great that uboom skis better when he focuses on flexion or retraction, but if he/she believes that telling someone to flex more will cause everyone to ski better, he/she is mistaken. Any direction to perform a specific movement depends on the response of the person it is directed to. If that person responds by moving into better balance as he/she follows the direction, than the result is better skiing. If he/she moves into worse balance, the result is worse skiing.
If you were to ski heavy crud with me, I would most likely tell you to keep your skis turning all that time. I've found that that direction almost always helps people ski better in those conditions, unlike telling someone to flex or extend more, which hurts about as often as it helps. So I'll repeat my original question. Why does telling someone to turn constantly improve their performance? If you can answer that, maybe you will have learned something.
Edited by Bode Klammer - 5/27/11 at 11:23am