Originally Posted by JESINSTR
Tog, Thanks for being the "Straight Man" your $50 is in the mail
I also asked WHY the difference and thanks A-man for posting the above article.
I tried to keep the scope focused on turn initiation. If you look at both skiers completion phase they are similar in terms of edge angles and long leg/short leg configuration.
So where do I want this to go? Since I am of the recreational community, can we develop a consensus on the best way to teach carving to those seeking to learn how?
What are the benefits and pitfalls of emphasizing the outside ski? What are the benefits and pitfalls of emphasizing the inside ski? Are advanced racing techniques too difficult for
intermediates to comprehend and accomplish?
Here is an additional vid of Greg doing GS turns.
@JESINSTR, you are a LIII instructor with 38 years of experience teaching in the northeast where the snow is hard most of the time.
I bet you have plenty of thoughts and experience on the issue of teaching carving to aspirational intermediates who are skiing on front-side carvers.
Your first post shows two different types of initiations, both of which would fall into the "advanced skier" category.
I bet you have some ideas about teaching these initiations, too.
What are you trying to get at? I'm curious.
If intermediates move from skidding all their turns to carving, and if they learn how to do the those two releases
(flexing the new inside ski; extending the new outside ski), then they will no longer be intermediate skiers.
Other things need to be in place, of course, for these two things to click.
And when they click, options open up for those steered, skidded turns as well. Terrain options open up.
Variable conditions will become playground material rather than reasons to retire to the bar.
I'll take a guess. I think you are talking about intermediates moving beyond the intermediate plateau.
You are suggesting that learning carve-oriented hard-snow-skiing
is a great vehicle for moving intermediate recreational skiers up the skill scale.
Am I guessing your intentions correctly?
Edited by LiquidFeet - 3/9/15 at 5:08pm