Originally Posted by Uncle Louie
1--If you're not in balance, nothing else matters
2--Skiing is fundamentally an outside ski sport
3--Move to engage the tip
4--Everything else is a detail
An explaination of this concept can be found at http://www.HVKsportslab.com/SimplifiedMechanics.pdf
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These four phases are undoubtedly clever, but how do they really differ from what PSIA is teaching.
As Jim mentioned PSIA already states balance is when you are in posistion to effect all other skills, which sort of implies balance is important
Jim also further explained that in #2 he means you must balance on the outside ski first and PSIA states this in various training.
PSIA has always spoken of moving into the next turn, hence move to engage tips.
And lastly everything else is a detail is kind of a useless statement when you just said if you are not in balance nothing else matters, what's the difference? Some students want the details.
Anyway this just seems like PSIA paraphrased into a great marketing campaign. These phrases are so vague that any arguement against them can be defended, however the real answers will come when we do get the details.
For example standing on the toes for turn initiation. Seems a little too far and perhaps not in balance.
It's funny, I don't know why everyone wants to run off an start a new system or write a new book when we all are essentially talking about the same thing and we know there is no silver bullet.