Your posts are now becoming devoid of logic - let's frame them for posterity:
1. Unweighting is necessary to release and cross over/under the skis in any high performance turns. It is present and taught in ALL ski instruction systems. You can unweight by extending or flexing or a COM release. It is clear you're not associated with the business of ski instruction or coaching and possibly can't even carve anything steeper than a green run, if you keep claiming all skiers do not unweight the skis in transition in carved turns.
What would ever, in your mind would the words "COM release" even mean if you keep weighted in transition. Exploring this with you at this point is completely illogical.
That is simply not what Phil says and maintaining pressure through transition not what racers do.
This is when Phil says to start pushing (quote: so you can come out here and push):
This is where the USSA Manual says to start pushing:
And this is where Ted thinks about starting to push, which satisfies both of the above:
These are all so far from the middle of the transition (skis flat) as one could be.
You're now not making any sense. Phil McNicol, the former US Men Head Coach is very clear that strong skiers come out here in transition with BOTH SHORT LEGS:
This is where we see Ted in MOST transitions with BOTH LEGS SHORT:
Here are more WC racers in this thread:
Not only this, but you completely ignore the document you presented (I have the DVD by the way so I know what images and videos the words match). Unlike you, I also have formal race coach training.
In the section on transitions this turn is given as an example of a flawless turn:
The circle around the transition, which is from the script itself, clearly indicates a Ted in a flexed position, with BOTH LEGS SHORT. Anyone with a functioning eyesight can see the previous two frames, how the outside leg gets shorter and shorter AND pressure disappears, indicating a flexed release. High level race coaches assume they speak to normal people, that understand what they're looking at.
So, to recapitulate, for posterity, you keep asserting that "there is no need to unweight the skis in transition" and "retraction release is only recommended by the USSA for stivoting", while the evidence you yourself present, very forcefully and clearly, presents the exact opposite:
- Phil McNichol, former US Mens Head Coach says racers come low in transition
- USSA GS MAnual confirms it
- Ted's reference turn confirms it
- All racers in most transitions, including Ted, confirm it for our eyes.
It is obvious that your completely baseless assertions are not based on ANY of the evidence you present and in fact contradict ALL the evidence you yourself and others present. Given your reasonable command of the english language and the fact that you CAN type on a keyboard (this later is more of an assumption, but likely), we can only deduce that you're doing this on purpose, to push your own agenda, throw off the discussion or other reasons (personal amusement?).
Ted's reference turn:
For reference, here' Ted's reference turn, indicating: unweighting:
no pushing in transition whatsoever:
This is the Phil McNichol video, starting at the relevant section:
Edited by razie - 12/26/15 at 7:44am