Originally Posted by tdk6
A brief pole plant is probably just something we do now as we are loosing the pole plant entirely. Look at the second chapter how I dont use my poles to the end of the clip.
I certainly did notice the lack of pole plants in the bigger GS style turns and I noticed this myself when doing GS turns, sadly didn't video because I think I did these pretty well). Unless one had little tiny baby poles it is pretty much impossible to do anything but a poling like slight motion, and pretty much only for the sake of keeping the same technique / fluididty in play rather than it having a real actual purpose.
I would still really
like to get your comments on my (laymans) take on things.
"The thing I really notice with good carve skiing is the skier moves his upper body slightly up the hill more so than his hips (hips driving downhill - with the turn, and upper body slightly more uphill orientated than the hips causing increased pressure on the downhill ski).
Also I notice that the skier moves his body that way in the turn until his body is in position to simply touch the pole down. No arm movement or hand movement to MAKE or direct the pole plant. It's seems the body is moved to place the hand and arm into position creating only a drop of the hand to make pole contact.
Is this correct as this seems to me consistent in all good carve skiing I have seen."