Originally Posted by BigE
It's interesting to note that with the WS turn, stacking appears to be the result of the internal forces balancing the external forces. In traditional thinking, stacking is the tool that is used to better manage the external forces. And counter enables stronger muscles to deal with those external forces.
I'd just like to add to Tommy's post for AM that not only does the WS move allow us to "square up" by the APEX of the turn but in addition advance the outside ski through the turn. It is the sensation of advancing the ski that allows us to articulate the arc of the ski and find energy in it at the release (more dynamic but relaxed transition with less displacement of the CM turn to turn).
Tommy's comments above about blended turns is also important as one can use hip counter to WS to increase the ROM available throughout the turn. This, however, is what I consider an advanced concept or move. Not something we would introduce in our fundamental level clinic. The more advanced that skier, however, the greater the range of experiment ion will be available after working with our basic principles.
One never loses the skills they have developed, they can only add on top of them. Layers.