Originally Posted by The Engineer
Well, because CTkook tends to disagree with you, many of you banding together have been able to marginalize his input. However, if we all don't know that CTkook has been to many high level race camps by now, then no one is really listening. And, I'm sure CTkook is reporting back what he hears there. He probably doesn't want to identify and use for evidence, because of anonymity.
There is an interesting thing about the way,say, Jamt called the opinion of Phil McNichol, former head men's alpine coach for the USST, drivel. His specific word choice.
While Jamt seemed to try to preempt any discussion of what actual racers and coaches are doing with that approach, he also makes clear that he and others who have latched onto float as some signpost of high performance skiing aren't real interested in experience, anyway. I mean, if the former head coach for the US is considered to spout drivel, or in the case of another poster if Vonn's childhood coach really did in their eyes a horrible job coaching technique, well, that kinda takes the pressure off someone like me.
What I have done is talk real technique. Since leading with active tipping of the new inside ski has been dropped as a subject in this thread by that crew, I actually won't be surprised a bit if they quietly start saying in a while that they have always said keeping pressure is faster.
Key for passive readers is understanding that, say, the former head men's alpine coach for the US is in no way spouting drivel, but when he did that video nor was he saying something remarkable. Very similar to saying that a big aerobic base is hugely important for alpine racing, and in some ways even more key for a full day's recreational skiing, simply understood for a long time.