Originally Posted by oldschoolskier
Yes, to the question.
As to the your note on the Levi WC, see post 14.
Yes, attack/no hesitation, but you still have to do the right thing when employing that approach, or you'll get a bad result.
I got out yesterday for first turns of the year. Single run open, usual opening weekend crowd (crowded!), overcast, cool and surprisingly firm and icy in a lot of spots. People were slipping and sliding and going down all over the place, with a large number of young dudes on skis and boards blasting down fast in varying degrees of control (or lack thereof).
Trying to find my ski legs, without much room to maneuver, and with an ear listening hard for that loud scraping sound signaling something bad headed my way I struggled on the icy patches. One thing I did come to realize pretty quickly was that my tails were washing out badly. Yes, I was almost certainly rushing my turns, (as per LF's post #6 above), and slowing that down and letting the turn happen a little more on its own helped. But mainly what I discovered was that I had way too much pressure on the front of my skis. I had to straighten up and effectively move my weight back to get the tails to hold, this not just at the end of the turn but pretty much throughout.
Last year I had a bootfitter do some work on my boots and he put me in a very upright stance, which I came to really love, but which I think I forgot over the summer.
Hence my interest in boot setup.
Originally Posted by epic
You had to have good technique sure, but that alone was not enough.
Feel, which only comes with mileage, although mileage alone is not enough.
Skiing (ice): A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma! ;-)