Originally Posted by kriss
I happened across a site for the clendenin method of ski instruction at aspen and park city. they seem to emphasize initiation of a turn by first tipping the inside ski(little toe pad) which seems counter to what I generally hear to initiate a turn with the outside ski.am I correct on my interpretations? if so what do you think?
as for senior mogul skiing, there seems consensus to turn on the top then slide perpendicular to the side of the mogul or perpendicular to the side of the adjacent mogul.thoughts?
The idea of first tipping the inside ski, is more of "cue" to get skiers to move thier body in the right direction at the start of the turn, and to start turns from the feet up. It is a widley used and valid tactic. In reality of course, it is the outside ski that predominatley turns us...but thinking about intiation with the inside ski works well. There are lots of things like this in skiing, where what we "think" and what we do, dont always align.
For example: i might use this start by tipping the inside ski tactic, however, obvioulsy there are other things happening. So this is really just a focus for a the skier to perhaps feel somthing new. But in reality, in order for it to work, you as the instructor are relying on the skiers ingrained habits to just automatically make the rest happen.