So do those "solutions" address the original list? Here it is, with the long list added back in, just to see if the things people offered up are being addressed.
Clearly, this list and these solutions can be compressed. McEl mentioned that compressing them would eliminate some of the value. Before he said that I was thinking any list of problems, to be manageable, should be rather short and easy to remember. Now I'm not so sure. A long list feels more concrete and understandable.
The color is gone. It helped me separate the list initially but was getting pretty annoying.
What's left off? What needs to be described differently? What should be done with #10?
solution: ski centered; or move forward at points during the turn and return to center during other parts
stance and balance is off (using a simpler framework)
skiing from the back of the ski with no tip pressure
balance point too far to the rear.
feet consistently in front of body, and feet consistently downhill of body
2. LACK OF SEPARATION, SKIING SQUARE, UPPER BODY ROTATION
solution: use the feet and legs to make the turn happen, not the upper body; legs turn more than upper body;
upper body rotation
lack of separation
lack of upper body-lower body separation (skiing square instead)
arms swinging; inside arm/hand dropping back
weak inside half; no counter
3. INSIDE, LEANING IN, LACK OF ANGULATION
solution: angulate in order to direct pressures to the outside ski; ski outside ski dominant
leaning up hill with too much weight on the inside ski
most skiers place a lot of weight on the inside leg
skier is back and inside, necessitating a big body move to get down the hill
lack of angulation (leaning in instead)
4. RUSHING THE TURN ENTRY; Z-SHAPED TURNS
solution: slow down the turn entry; make C shaped turns; allow skis to linger while pointing down the fall line
sloppy turn entries (beginner through intermediates)
not having patience thus skiing defensively; patience is a big part of offensive movement
a "rush to action;" not using patience to allow the progressive development of the turn
hurrying the turn entrance
Improper (and often too early) pressuring of the outside ski
pivot and brace turn mechanism.
“pushing the tails” as a way to initiate parallel turns
skiers don't create flow from one turn to the next (a traverse between turns; a dead spot between turns; rushing of the top of the turn)
unable to, unwilling to, or unaware of the need to produce round turns
not knowing how a ski works, so unable to get the ski to turn the skier
5. NO CONCEPTION OF RELEASE
solution: release to allow the body (CoM) to move across the skis;
use the release to determine how the top of the turn is shaped; release to produce simultaneous turn entry
inability to effectively release the old outside ski (at all levels)
no conception of release
Improper movement of the Center of Mass.
sequential turn entries
6. NO FOCUS ON INSIDE FOOT/LEG/SKI; UNDERDEVELOPED LONG-LEG-SHORT-LEG
solution: use the inside leg to guide the turn; shorten the inside leg to create edge angles; inside ski = guide ski, outside ski = ride ski
no focus on shortening the inside leg; underdeveloped long-leg-short-leg
not knowing how to use the inside leg/foot/ski
inability to completely abandon the wedge and replace it with a parallel stance
7. BRACING and BRAKING at the END OF TURNS
solution: make C-shaped turns that control speed at the top of the turn; begin to release after the fall line
defensive moves instead of offensive moves
people push on their skis too much, jamming them in at the bottom of the turn, perpetually riding the brakes
jamming on the brakes instead of beginning turning movements at the top of the turn for speed control
skis are seen as a braking tool, and not a turning instrument
8. RIGID BODY, LACK OF FLEXING and EXTENDING
solution: absorb pressure variations caused by turn phases and terrain issues by flexing the joints; learn to maintain dynamic balance
(in bumps) stiff-legging and waist-bending to avoid getting backseated (intermediates)
little or no ankle flexion/extension
failure to flex ankles.
lack of foot engagement.
excess tension throughout the body; managing the turn with their muscular system rather than through their skeletal system
not engaging the core while being sufficiently un-tense throughout the rest of the body
using big movements to control the skis rather than subtle
movements to allow things to happen
9. NOT USING THE FEET
solution: use ankle flexing and ankle tipping to control the ski's interaction with the snow and the body's balance over the skis;
attend to pressures on the soles of the feet
no ankle tipping
solution: whatever other important stuff we've left out
Improper movement of the Center of Mass.
TIMING- extending when they should flex, flexing when they should extend