For me it was "intercourse your turns, don't poop on them". That's the clean version, but you get the idea.
Also, when I learned that I could have cheese, and bacon with my burger.
You're just getting it now?
As far as the skiing analogy; it's meant to promote an upright, hips forward stance, VS hips back, and hunched over, but you probably already figured that one out. You may not be ready for the cheeseburger analogy yet.
Hmmm....hips forward is a whole other can o' worms here on epic . Here's a "primer" Where do we want our hips over our feet? Why do we want to move our hips forward?
Two stand-out posts from that thread:
I personally like Old Boot's over-simplified approach. The exact position of your hips relative to your feet or upper body are going to change relative to what you're skiing, and how, so there is no "correct" position. My over-simplified approach is to ski with a strong core, and to hopefully not hinge too much at the waist, or to over-simplify further, "you'll know it when you feel it".
As for Bob's envy of snowboarders; I'll bet there's plenty of stigma, dogma, and prejudice among snowboarders with regard to technique, but you'd probably need to be a boarder for several years to pick up on the subtleties. Some good examples in this http://www.yobeat.com/issue13/retards.htm article.
That is the nicest thing anyone here has ever said to me. Thanks Zenny.
I've also had some success with the uncensored version of this in getting my beginner friends to understand what I want them to do with their hips. These people don't want to listen to me talk about movements or coaching stuff, they just want a few "quick tips," and this imagery is quite clear .
@LiquidFeet did a side by side of me and some JF guy and that was very timely as some trainers were just trying to beat into my head what to do with the inside ski and hip, to eliminate hip dumping and it was just awesomely self-explanatory.
When I saw that, it all suddenly made sense... for all the talking and the words and the demo-ing and everything, seeing that frame-by-frame difference was the tipping point. It is likely I wouldn't have noticed the same thing were it not for the words preceding it...
After figuring out that I don't have to be in a locked carve all the time -- a while ago, at much lower levels of skill... at least hopefully much lower -- that side-by-side was, I think, the most important bit of info that changed my skiing. It would have taken me much longer otherwise.
^Video can be an incredibly helpful tool. I've had a bunch of friends who weren't too pleased with what the camera revealed about their skiing. Among the least popular; the dreaded double pole-plant, and the fencing pole plant.
IMO, easy enough bad habits to break once you're aware of them. OK, maybe not. Check out the double pole-plants @:11 in, and fencing at :45 in on the below video. TJ might have cleaned up the DPP, but I'm pretty sure Bruce is still a fencing champ!
Meh, it's a crutch, which isn't to say I never pole plant.
That was 1996 I think.