Originally Posted by nolo
Edge change + weight transfer = edge transfer?
Bluntly, yes. It's a very improper use of the term. "Edge transfer" is normally used with respect to one ski, not two. One could say it is transfer of the supporting edge.
IIRC, Bob Barnes has a description of the inside-outside move. See post 157.http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.phpt=18910&page=6&pp=30&highlight=insid e-outside
IMO, edge transfer could be that move done subtly, without an obvious step.
The path of the CM is travelling in the desired direction when the edge transfer happens. In skating, I've heard edge transfer used to indicate that the supporting edge has changed, but usually only with respect to the same skate.
If that transfer is generalized to two skates, then, at the moment of edge transfer there is no change of direction
. The direction changes only due to the CM crossing to the inside of the turn. (eg. in skating, either edge could be the supporting edge-- left foot inside (LFI) edge = right turn, right foot outside (RFO) edge = right turn. The CM remains on the same side, so no change of direction happens.)
In keeping with this generalized notion of edge transfer, if transfer to the outside edge of the uphill ski causes no immediate change of direction it could be considered this "edge transfer".
eg. In the event that the turn was a right turn she transferred her weight from the LFI edge to the RFO edge. Then, as she "quietly" lets the body move into the turn, the real edge transfer from RFO to RFI takes place, and the turn begins.
IMO, calling this turn an Early Weight Shift turn is also appropriate.