Originally Posted by razie
Being forward is not the result of a single movement or effort. Thinking "forward forward" won't put you forward at this level, which is why it would likely be redundant feedback. ...
There seems an interesting meme being created that someone just yelled "get forward" and gave no roadmap. Yes, that can be the skiing equivalent of soccer parents yelling "boot it." However, plain words,
Originally Posted by CTKook
Getting him forwards and using the ski more? Start with inside ski tip down/tail up, and a couple variations of that, plus some bump skiing flats funnel drills. Up and over, then one ski skiing. Then some terrain drills designed to punish being in the backseat, such as patience turns in mellow bumps..
show that a roadmap was in fact given, as should always be the case if time and circumstance afford the luxury of giving one. (Yes, in some circumstances 15 seconds here and there may also be helpful or all that's needed or all that's available.)
Now, to tie this back in to the minor drill that was the focus of the bulk of the thread: would I use that drill as part of an overhaul? (We've already discussed that the excellent skier someone had linked video of is not the best example of dogma available.) No, not because it's a bad drill, but because depending upon how it's done it can actually promote being in the back seat (that it not inevitable with the drill, and most drills can be done badly with blowback, so it is not a criticism of the drill).. So, I don't think using the drill would contribute as well as other drills to addressing getting what I'd suggest I'd focus on if someone did identify a "why" that led them to want to make changes. e.g. sore knees or fatigue.
Now there is a compliance issue, as each drill there can be done badly in addition to well. Up and over or "Get OVer It" for instance, also can be done from the backseat, but then other things won't click when they should, which is why the drill is an interesting collection of different skills. But, certainly part of the roadmap is monitoring.