This has been bugging me for a bit. Started in another thread or two and I don't want to "mix it up" again so I'm starting a new one. I believe most all instructors, no matter your organization or country, do boot drills, especially for never evers.
The boot drill that has been at the fore front of my pondering is the one which has you standing and making a parenthesis (or half moon) on each side. My understanding of the intent of this drill (please correct if I'm wrong) is to teach the student the movement of bringing the outside ski around. To me, and where I might be going astray, is this is the same as driving the outside ski forward.
My next thought is if we have an intent of teaching things in progression and not that have to be replaced or corrected later on, where is the boot drill that has me doing the parenthesis on each side but in the opposite direction, to simulate pulling the inside leg back? Should we stop doing the parenthesis boot drill?
I'm not trying to be snarky. If something is missing from my understanding, or no one has come up with a good static boot drill for this, or whatever; fine. Just let me know so I can work on organizing my thoughts on how to teach this.