Originally Posted by justanotherskipro
We did those back in the mid seventies under the Flamingo name. I believe multiple names may exist but that is what we called them back then. The one ski skiing with the other ski held off the snow also has several names. The Mahres called it the good turn bad turn drill.
Until this thread, I don't think I ever heard the term "Flamingo", not that it doesn't make sense. The Flamingo turns demonstrated in the post #5 video are one ski turns. A series of turns done solely on either the right or left ski.
I always knew of the name "Stork Turns", which was a drill where the inside ski is lifted off the snow throughout the turn, right ski up to go right, left ski lifted to go left. USSA SkillsQuest simply calls them Outside Ski Turns:
Objective: To ski solely on the outside ski prior to, during and after the ski turn during medium radius highly carved turns.
I wish I could link the video which has Eric Schlopy doing a spot on demonstration but there may be some copyright infringement.
My variations may be tip down or tip up, depending on the feedback I am giving but the ideal balance is to keep the lifted ski parallel to the snow. Another variation I have used would be to initiate tip down, shaping phase parallel & finish tip slightly up. As skills develop these outside ski turns could then advance into Javelin turns.
Here again is the video that the OP linked:
The difference here is that there is emphasis on tilting/tipping the inside ski tip which lightly scribes the snow throughout the turn so that the inside ski matches the edge angle of the outside ski. Holding/pulling the inside ski back is the other part of the equation. Even though this drill requires the pre-requisite of the traditional Outside Ski Turn, this one deals with more activity from what instructors commonly refer to as the inside half. I have had great success in recent years introducing & practicing this drill with both youth athletes & seasoned adults. Certainly not your fathers Flamingo, Stork, Javelin or Outside Ski Turn. A more recent variation is simply called Lift & Tip but even that is not quite it.
Originally Posted by tdk6
Wasn't that the way we skied back then? Didn't we always lift the inside ski up in the air? I suspect it wasn't any particular drill.
Hell, I still do! Hopefully, with a dash more subtlety.
Ingemar never ceases to amaze me! Even though there is a lot of superfluous stuff going on given the equipment of the time, the movement of the inside ski & leg is very close to the drill I am envisioning.
EDIT: Razie posted while I was writing. I knew I had seen that somewhere ;)