Originally Posted by justanotherskipro
That is exactly why I don't place much value on video here at Epic, or anywhere else for that matter. Subjective interpretation of that visual medium leave too much room for misinterpretation.
You cannot possibly believe that...as a professional in the business, surely you should know these reasons why video is so invaluable:
1 - video, shot for MA purposes, doesn't lie
2 - video, shot for MA purposes, show's movements that are very difficult if not impossible to see otherwise
3 - video, shot for demonstration purposes, is used by ski federations across the world as a teaching aid
4 - video, taken of athletes competing in the park, race, and mogul courses is MA'd across the world and used as a teaching aid
5 - coaching programs spend many thousands of dollars on Dartfish and video capture hardware because of the huge value video brings to their programs
Josh's video is a great example of why video works so well. You can compare Josh's version of Korean short turns to the real thing to see the similarities and differences. Slow both down and you can see the actual movements each are using to make their turns. Video is not only valuable but indispensable if you really want to know what a skier is doing.