Originally Posted by james123
I was thinking if this chair was pulled away. I'm on the ground. Weird.
So came along the idea. Why do things with your body on skis I can't do in my living room. So from then on. I use my body and feet according to the laws of gravity. If anything is pull out from under me. I'm still up right and basically on my feet. They are under me.
because, if your living room is anything like mine, there are no centrifugal forces, which are the name of the game in skiing.
gravity just moves you down the hill... in fact, centrifugal/centripetal forces can be as high as 3-4 times the gravity ("3 g") and this is why it is the most important element of a turn. we can mess with it, leverage against it and use it to our advantage... it's simple physics, with vectors, levers, center-of-mass and resultant forces and such
so - if you want to spend your time at the 1g, then sure, keep the feet under you - but if you want to move up to the 3g skiing, things need to be done differently.