I quickly read the comments, here and was asked to explain this sequence so here goes:
Frame 1 - skier near the end of the turn, working the tail of the ski as would be expected for this phase,
Frame 2 - skier is ending the turn here, notice he is less inclined then in frame 1, but he is still working that tail hard to keep the ski coming across the hill, note that tail flex! This is WC skiing at its best...releasing the turn with the upper body, but holding on to the tail....SWEET.
Frame 3 - Still releasing old turn, abit twisted from skis turning energy from Frame 2
Frame 4 - Core strenght pulls him back together - again WC skiing and fitness at work here.
Frames 5,6,7 - Hitting the brakes - on purpose - he does that through ILS - note the calm stable upper body. This is not a Stivot. If it were, the skis would have only been pivoted to the rise line, he clearly goes way past that. Further, tactically, if you must hit the breaks, you do it on a steep pitch so you can accelerate easier after...never hit the brakes on a flat...its death. Not knowing the outcome here, but tactically seems a reasonable choice was made, as he maintained a tight line, and likley didnt dump as much speed as it may appear.
Frame 8 - Pivots the skis back to the rise line again using proper ILS. Beauty. Again, this is what proper pivoting gives you...good skid, vs bad skid. A good skid can be turned into a pure carve at any time...a bad ski cant. Excellant example here of a "good skid".
Frames 9,10 - Carves it out to the next gate.
Is ILS taught to young racers...definatley.
Edited by Skidude72 - 10/21/12 at 6:54pm