Originally Posted by borntoski683
Nothing wrong with clarifying your comments. You will have many opportunities to do so.
1) I think perhaps you are conflating a bit the difference between high performance and good technique. Good technique makes skiing more efficient and easier on the body. Skiing at a high level of performance or not...is a separate issue... Yes good technique enables higher performance, higher G forces, so perhaps harder on the body but not particularly if you are stacked properly..
2) Good technique will make any kind of skiing easier on the body. Low performance, high performance...whatever. Try to ski to that performance level with poor technique and it will be harder on the body then with good technique. Good technique does not make skiing harder on the body. It makes it easier on the body. Higher performance skiing can be harder on the body...and if your technique is poor it will be REALLY hard on the body, but with good technique the wear and tear on the body will not be elevated nearly as much.
well transition is to get from one set of edges to the other set of edges. How much or how little your CoM needs to move inside depends on a lot of factors.
3) But while we're on this topic...how do you "move your center of mass"?
I'm glad you are able to create an O frame at will. In my mind that means you have more activation of the inside foot to the LTE then you may realize.
4) No, outside knee dropping causes A frame and weak stacking...
5) Well not really. If we are talking about the feet and movements in the feet...then if you activate your outside foot you will almost certainly dive the knee and get A frame. If you activate the inside foot something else happens, the kinetic chain pulls your hip from this action into the turn, so activating the inside foot to tip it as hard as you possibly can, will cause the outside ski to tip also, in a stacked way without knee dive. if you try to tip the outside foot...it can't pull or push on your hip at all.
5) What happens is that if you tip the inside foot, the hip is pulled inside and the outside foot along with it. if you try to tip the outside foot, it just tips itself, causes no other part of your body to inclinate and basically will result in knee dive and A frame.
5) Again, as I stated earlier...there are a lot of things going on to create big edge angles...its not only feet tipping. It includes allowing your hip to move inside, ideally from momentum and crossover, by releasing the CoM from the old turn. This contributes as much as anything to developing edge angles. However, when that method alone is employed, the result will be out of balance to the inside, ie..hip dumping. In order to be in balance you want to initiate actions with your feet. However, if you initiate action with your outside foot, that action alone will not move your Hip inside one iota..it will only tip the outside ski...and dive the knee. Conversely, if you tip the inside foot to the LTE, this action will pull on the hip through the kinetic chain, which pulls the outside ski over along with it, in a stacked way.
Still no lightbulb moment?
Please see above again. It most definitely can matter.