Originally Posted by The Engineer
As Jamt and I argue the physics, let's not lose track of his untenable position. Phil says, and Loki confirmed, that racers should be heavy during transition. That USSA document extensively describes transitions in GS, but nothing matches Jamt's description now about getting weightless to have more pressure later. That graph showing ski pressure was ~2/3 full weight, which is heavy enough to implement Phil's weighted transition technique and represents many transition with more weight. Many of us acknowledge that there are different moves for different techniques, but Jamt is arguing that weightless transitions will almost always be better, contrary to the statements of top level coaches. Instructors and coaches on epic talk about weighted transitions in the same way as Phil. Now, we have an onslaught of physics that doesn't hold water.
Every sentence in your post is wrong.
USSA docs does not say it is always better to be heavy.
I have not said a word about weightless, I have said though that ski-snow contact is a good thing but you need to be light for fast transitions etc
It was not 2/3
You misrepresent Phils talk to beginners.
It is the heavy side that claims heavier is a always better. I have repeatedly stated that light transitions is for high-G turns and heavy transitions are good when you have time for it.
Onslaught of physics? It is very basic things and franklly I'm surprised that you cannot respond with real arguments.