Originally Posted by RicB
Well Pierre, do you mean to say that because it is all connected, that it can't be seperated by intent and outcome?
|Even teaching movements we still need to distinguish between the intent and the outcome don't we? Isn't the real issue that the human body is so interconnected and complicated that oversimpifying and/or seperating things out can leaves us a little short.|
All I am noting here is that although they are upright and skiing, a vast number of skiers are so close to the edge of the balance circle that they are very restricted in movement patterns available. Much of the time this is equipment related and all the working on movements to get them centered will largely be in vain. Much of the time it can also be movement related. Our first job is the get them centered. That job I lump under stance and balance work. Doing so keeps my focus where it needs to be.
This note is listed under Stance and Balance by the D team:
|.Note:Insufficient forward movement promotes inclination of the upper body and weaker lower body angles. In addition you may see over-pivoting of the skis, late pressure application and diverence of the ski tips. Avoid pressure control mvements at the end of the turn originating from the knees and hips.|
Putting this under pressure managment does not serve the problems associated with equipment as good as lumping it under stance and balance. I have been doing alignments now for three years and have come to understand that equipment problems and their associated compensating movement patterns need to be separated from straight inefficient movement patterns in order to address pressure control. Once the equipment problems are worked out the whole thing can switch to pressure control if that is now the inefficient movement patterns that are causing the imbalance.
The reason that pressure control seems to be the last element to fall into place for most skiers is that its the first skill to go by the wayside with equipment and alignment problems. Solve the stance and equipment problems and the pressure control to keep the CM flowing well falls into place.
The way I prefer to work is Stance/Balance/Equipment then Pressure Control then edging then rotary. I guess this comes from my understanding of PMTS and working on my own skiing. Notice I say "prefer". The guest may not prefer that method or may be in rental gear.