Originally Posted by YoungOldTimer
If you are saying - "carve downhill on the downhill edges of the uphill ski" - then I can understand it - this is what the beginner in the wedge does.
If you are saying - "carve downhill on the uphill edges of one or both skis" - I have a very hard time getting my head around this because you would be fighting the sidecut of these uphill edges which are both trying to turn you uphill. I can fight their sidecut enough to traverse in a more or less straight line on the uphill edges of both skis, but if I go back and look closely at my tracks, they are not a pure carve - they are either a slight smear or, if I use slightly larger edge angles, a series of catch and releases of the tip as I pressure the tips a bit more to keep them from riding up the hill on my 12 m. sidecut skis.
Next, you said that "the inside ski on a gliding wedge VALIDATES a scarve or carve on uphill edges". Do you mean - "allows you to make a scarve or carve on the downhill edges of your uphill ski" - or something else?
|Finally, I just cant see the big deal about "progressive" edge changes. Sure, if youve got a lot of room and you want to be lazy its fine to slow down the edge change, but whats wrong with going quickly from normal angulation (knees and/or hips up the hill) to reverse angulation (knees and/or hips down the hill) as long as you can do so without introducing a bunch of unwanted rotary or rainbowing at the same time.|