And just because I had the guy to try to catch some video I wanted to see what my Whitepass turns looked like as well as what my one legged slow shmeared turns looked like.
Nice move around dad+kid. The White Pass one looks a lot like 1-legged and less like what I was shown as White Pass turns, but I think there's a lot of variety on what people understand as WP turns and I'm not privy to the Mahres' original! WP one definitely shows great balance + control.
If only I was reading at this site a while back I would have seen that what was shown to me as WP is actually Up and Over. In any case you look balanced and controlled, especially as shown by the move around the father + child. Sorry for mucking things up.
No Worries... Questions and comments like this help with everyone's understanding and helps keep us all on the same page.. (instructors and how we communicate)
Here's an old discussion on the difference between "White Pass turns" and the "Up and Over" drill.
I like to work on White in more of a medium radius turn, or more specifically a turn thats takes me more across the hill, to really get the feeling of rolling onto the little toe at transition. (i.e. more of a downhill movement of the mass vs lateral)
One legged looks smooth and consistent and controlled. (fwiw, your poles seem quite long)
There are a few threads around that debates what exactly is a White Pass turn. I think crudmaster is saying let hear it from the horse’s mouth. Another good reference for the WP turn is an ancient VHS tape – Ski the Mahre way (1986). I have the tape up in VT. Will have to find a player.
BTW, nice skiing