Originally Posted by klkaye
Again, I think both you and your dad are right.
Some will say that you should "use* the pressure that loads up into the ski instead of letting it bleed out. One could argue that if you let the pressure bleed out then you have stayed in the turn too long (parked).
It's fun to use the pressure in the ski to "rebound" into the next turn. It's a very dynamic way to ski. Then again, I hurt my knee at Christmas and when I got back on skis I was deliberately letting the pressure bleed out of my skis before the next turn because I was out for a soft cruise.
Skiing is great because once we understand tactics and technique we can decide how we want to ski at any given moment.
You and your dad are just describing two different ways to ski.
BTW ... love the typo! Impotent skiing.
well, i was coming at it mostly from the education point of view. i.e. when learning (and esp re-learning from old school) to me, so far, it seems that first learning hip work and early edge change is the right way. if one thinks about rebounds there's a danger of falling back to old stereotypes. Once you got the 'no rebound' carving workng right and stable then one can add to it.
Correct me if i am wrong, the above been my impression so far.