Originally Posted by Rick
It's interesting trying to interpret what you're saying here Vlad, because you're attempting to make the principles your discussing harmonic in both skiing and snowboarding.
Let me know if you think I've misinterpreted anything, or gone astray, and thanks for the interesting dialog.
you've interpreted it perfectly.
what i will add, however, is that any given indivudual, who's both an excellent alpine snowboarder and excellent alpine skier, should look eerily similar, in regard to her/his movements while hurtling down the pitse, in both sports. the more accomplished the athlete, the more similar the two sports, ALPINE
boarding and ALPINE
when a truly accomplished alpine skier/boarder comes down the piste, it should be very, VERY
difficult to tell whether she/he is on her/his skis or board.
There's a true convergence as the skill levels of both increase.
I've taken accomplished ski racers, taken them on their very first-ever attempt at snowboarding, and then had them carving beautiful, round, patient turns on the racecourse in the same day.
I've done the reverse, as well, with snowboard racers.
honestly, from the instructor/coach's standpoint, it is an amazing thing to witness.
it's also where AASI misses the entire boat.