Originally Posted by justanotherskipro
Pg 87 The Complete Encyclopedia of Skiing
Pg 61&140 PSIA Alpine manual.
We can use both during during a turn but where we disagree is I say sequential yes, simultaoneous no. With that said, I think we should agree to disagree.
I can agree to disagree, until you said no to simultaneous. Sorry Jaspr, I can't help myself. ;>D
Ok, the whole difference to me lies with the idea of what is anchoring the movement. What is providing the stability. So I say they both can happen at the same time, combining the staility inot one greater whole. Tell me what you think.
Take the issue of long leg short leg, skis on the snow, modern technique. To me this almost demands some sharing of this role of stability and anchoring through transition. The extending leg and ski is providing an anchoring effect but the upperbody is also providing the same effect. Each is serving the other, synergisticly working together, with the extending leg and ski helping with control of the direction of the upperbody as it fully extends into full functional capability, while the upperbody serves to anchor the moves of the leg as it fully extends. This synergistic partnership allows the old outside leg to get shorter earlier, as the energy is released.
This synergistic role of the two anchors simultaneously working together, is IMHO where versatility and efficiency come together and deliver effectiveness. this the finetuning of direction changes, terrain changes and all the unforseen small adjustments we need to make.
This doesn't have anything to do with the need to teach the full spectrum of crossovers, which to me is really teaching the full range of movements, and then expanding into the duration, intensity, rate, and timing, D.I.R.T. I knew I could bring psia into this. I have no doubt that there isn't one simple answer to this and that ussa coaches may have their take on this.
I don't see this as contrary to either crossover/under, but as an evolution of the two as equipment and technique has evolved.
Okay this really will be my last post on this Jaspr. Thanks. Later, RicB.