Originally Posted by habacomike
Excuse my old,age -- deflection turn. If I'm on the cuff of the boot, the pivot,point moves foreword and the tails deflect. It's also much harder to steer the ski if possible at all. Deflection turns are a mixture of pressure and edging with little, if any, steering. The tail tends not to follow the tip but washes out due to the movement of the pivot point in front of the center of the ski.
Skiing in a more epic entered stance allows me to better mix pressure, rotary and edging. The tail follows the tip whether it's drifted or edged.
Aren't you talking about a simple skidded turn? And if you are saying that pressure in the cuff of the boot puts one too far in the front seat to be balanced enough to make a properly arced tip to tail carve, IMHO and with respect, there's some amount of misunderstanding happening.. I'll repost this one again :
It sounds a bit like one of the notion of skiing that I occasionally hear from a handful of PSIA folks when attempting to help people understand that constant high edge angles are not the be all end all of high end skiing. From the front of the boot with the CoM moving inside the path of the skis and properly balanced on the outside ski, one can access the full range of P,R, and E. And again, just my humble opinion. I'm guessing Ms. Shiffren can do pretty much whatever she wants regarding accessing those skills to 'match her desired outcome'.Edited by markojp - 2/5/14 at 4:28pm