been there, worked with him, done that ;>)
Originally Posted by roundturns
(snip) I make it a little bit analogous to the golf swing, that is , there are a lot of different ways to swing the golf club that yield very effective results. (snip)
If Leadbetter could write golf instruction as well I might have broken 90 by now!
Hey, i know this post is ancient, and this is my 1st post here, but this had me rollin' on the floor this mornin', so thanks for that!
See, as a chiro physician & master bodyworker, I've both personally treated & worked for the referenced golf instructor, & he is truly one of the world's greatest (at least for some folks).
I'm a 55 y.o. 1st season skier, & I too have carefully read, watched vids, & made notes of both Lito & HH, and I'm beginning to ski the blacks after only several days of dawn to dusk work, due to the successful imprint of straight-to-the-point-parallel-style instructions + super effective (for immediate feedback) skill-building exercises from these 2 great teachers.
The phenomena that immediately grabbed my attention upon beginning to read these ski forums, was the overwhelming similarity to the dogma/dharma debates that run rampant in golf. I persisted in sorting through the various big-muscle/body vs. little-muscle/wristy ideas to find what worked for ME, until I broke 90, then finally 80. Since golf now occupies the status of a fun, if still challenging way to enjoy a good walk (M. Twain not withstanding), I'm able to transfer that former obsession to skiing, at least for a little while.
But I'm grateful to LTF/HH for the fun & accomplishment of being able to immediately ski parallel - safely, no injuries, + a ton o' fun!