In a recent thread, people were looking for (and excited about) reading MA done on these turns by Lindsey Vonn. Why? There is nothing special, or unique about them, other then they are an excellant example of how it "should" look. The technique she is exhibiting, is stock, standard text book. Without evening watching the video, it would be possible to describe here skiing:

Uses ILS, flexes ankles/knees/hips, manages pressure through flexion/extension, toppling is present, etc etc....how did I do? Her skiing, from a technical standpoint is the same as the bottom video. Want to understand skiing? Want to be a good coach? Look, learn and understand why the skiers in these videos ski exactly the same in all the ways that matter.

98% of differences can be attributed to different body shapes, gear, snow conditions, tactics, and speed. Technque is the same.

Another analogy for you math types:

3x(15-10)+25-5x2= 30

3x(15-10)+25-5x2= 30

3x(15-10)+25-5x2= *30*

3x(15-10)+25-5x2= 30

3x(15-10)+25-5x2= 3x(5)+15

You can see here the final answer might "look" different..but with a basic understanding of numerals, one can see the final answer (in the ways that matter) are the same. We even have the last answer, that while not "final" form, is correct, and still developing towards the final answer.

3x(15-10)+25-5x2= 55

3x(15-10)+25-5x2= 3x(5)+20x2

Here you can see the answer is wrong. Somthing is fundamentally not right, in a way that matters...yet the font, text size etc all match the correct answers above...dont matter...its still wrong. We also have a developing answer, not again, that this person, is going down the wrong path, and wont end up at the right spot no matter what.

Skiing is the same thing. Understand what matters, what is window dressing, and understand the building blocks of good skiing and how they evolve.

Edited by Skidude72 - 11/10/12 at 3:44pm