Originally Posted by SkiMangoJazz
How can no offense be taken to that comment? She clearly understands the topic as well.
Clearly you and bts come in to any discussion with each other with your dukes up, bad enough - but no reason to add collateral damage to the attacks.
Easy. I dont know anything about music compared to you....its not offensive, I am comfortable with that. It doesnt diminish my value as a person...why would it????
The issue is this SMJ - because you think that only woodwind instruments are capable of being played in summer (due to swellling of the wood in winter means they cant be played in tune), and since you only know woodwinds, and really have no clue about brass, you are hear filling your winters with skiing. Thats fine and all, but you should take it from me, that piano, which is the best brass instrument around, and it is played well into winter in many parts of the US, you dont really need to give up music for half the year as you currently think you have to.
See the point?
Everything in red is BS strawman arugment, which does not depict reality, rather BtS's warped world view.
Originally Posted by borntoski683
I'm not saying that independent leg rotary isn't a perfectly valid way to approach things, but absolutely do not agree that it is universally understood as the better modern way. This is also in line with the OP's question as to why some in PSIA have stopped using the word. I'll say it again, they don't think of counter as something important that they need to proactively do, they just think of it is a somewhat irrelevant term which describes body position occasionally as their steer their legs around.
As to whether someone can stabilize their upper half with their inside leg, I will re-quote myself.
This appears to me a fairly 50/50 footed weight bias is being endorsed here. I don't endorse that kind of skiing. I much prefer outside ski dominance, which practically speaking removes the inside leg from any kind of upper half stabilization duties. Not wanting to start a new debate here about which way is a better way to ski, just pointing out the disparity between different points of view.
I do not think it is universally accepted that outside ski dominance is over and two footed steering around is the new modern way.
I think its possible that the disappearance of the concept of proactive early counter is possibly associated directly with this trend by some within ski instructor circles to adopt more of an even footed, dual steered approach to skiing.
If there are any parts above, or lines you dont understand why they are strawmen, or falsehoods, just ask...happy to explain.
Edited by Skidude72 - 7/22/13 at 4:22pm