May I refresh the thread with the content of the Original Post?
[quote} At a "Dev Team Prep" clinic at Stowe last week with Matt.
Key thought for two days: athletic stance is probably much lower than you think it is; shin angle should match spine angle (fore-aft).
We worked this through a series of drills: one legged railroad track turns, one-footed garlands, sequential converging hop turns, etc. I came away a believer. I skied much better with a lower, more athletic stance. [end quote]
MY POST was in complete agreement with this expression. i.e. Scott Schmidt had been identified to me as a skier that keeps a " stance much lower than you think". And I am inspired by his skiing.
And if a troll may. Let me extract for the posting by B. Barns ( a fun guy to ski with!)
[quote}I think it is a vast over-simplification to suggest that this alignment should always occur at turn initiation, or at any other part of the turn, for that matter. I do think it is a good rule of thumb for the athletic "ready" stance--but like the concept of stance in any sport, it describes an attitude of readiness to move, readiness for the actions your sport and the situation demands. "Stance" does not describe the movements of the sport itself. Take tennis, for example. The "ready stance" of tennis is best described as the attitude of the tennis player before he plays--as when waiting for a serve. When actually playing and moving around the court, that "position" occurs rarely, if ever.
But, since ego is a difficult conversationalist, I accept the impass. A troll, if you see it so.
Edited by Cgrandy - 4/6/13 at 7:17pm