Great videos, 4ster! I've had lots of fun up at Powder Mountain the few times I've been.
I have read enough from Rusty that any curiosity regarding how he skis has long been forgotten behind the confidence his consistent words build. Think about it. Who would you rather have for an instructor? A hot skier who can ski great or a competent demonstrator who can teach great? The unfortunate reality is that both top end attributes often fail to reside within the same person. It is my opinion that a need to see the ski ability of an advice giver may be equally representative of an inability or lack of confidence to intellectually discriminate the right words from the wrong. While video may not hurt, good words have their own spine. This kind of thinking also takes credit away from good instructors and coaches whose days of shredding it have long since passed before their ability to train a skier has gone.
For the purposes of this thread, I really could care less about seeing an instructor "shredding it". Actually, I would prefer seeing movement demonstrations on gentle terrain. I have read through many posts by epic members(I'd prefer not to mention names) whose MA doesn't jive with what I know about anatomy, biomechanics, kinesiology, etc., and so, naturally, I have my doubts. "Consistent words" are not enough for me, especially when (and I'm not referring to Rusty here, but only to Rich666's comment in general) they seem to be consistently wrong.
TE, your comments are spot on!
Once again, tdk6, your videos are appreciated!
Thank you, dchan. I should get some video of one-legged skiing posted here this season.
I'll put up a video for the certified, the certifiable, and even the armchair trolls to give MA with the following caveats: I would like MA, but I would request that it literally be movement analysis. In other words, I am only interested in a written description of the movements that I am making, without any instruction, suggestions, or commentary beyond that. So that I can best understand the MA, please use the proper terminology for the planes of motion(frontal, transverse, sagittal), movement of joints(abduction, flexion, inversion, etc.), bones(scapula, femur, sacrum, etc.), joints(glenohumeral, acetabulofemoral, etc.), etc., as necessary. Pick a series of sequential frames (let me know the approximate beginning and ending times) or the entire video(if you have time to type that much, I will read every word).
In the following video, I am skiing on very gentle terrain(basically flat) due to an injured right knee(LCL) and fractured right clavicle(cycling accident). Both injuries should be apparent in the video, and the LCL injury actually makes it easier to MA since a (much-needed)movement is missing that would otherwise make (an)other movement(s) more difficult to see. I classify myself as an intermediate skier, but I have substantial training in another movement-based discipline.
and from behind (feel free to watch it at 0.25 speed):
Edited by NCski - 10/6/16 at 10:31am