Originally Posted by telerod15
Can't carve, eh? Maybe you better put the training heels back on for a little while, bra!
Secondly, I was carving turns back when ski instructors and their brethren were still admonishing each other for not having tight enough pants.
Ten years later, I watch the same one-dimensional skiers that used to head directly down the fall line eat up entire trails making the same rather weak turn over and over again. Its more than a bit ironic. The same people that couldn't figure out how to make their skis turn now are blissfully unaware of the fact that they still possess the right, if not the ability, to turn their skis.
If one was carving turns and not skiing like a weakminded herd follower, one would be skiing the fast line fast.
And tele skiing is way harder than alpine skiing. My good pal is one of the rare eastern freeheelers that can play the game, and I salute him for such. I see a lot of random middle aged hipsters on tele gear that look as if they'd be a whole lot better off if their heels were locked in place. I openly admit that I can't tele.