Originally Posted by josseph
This is an honest question, and not trying to fan the flames here, Rusty Guy. At the Mogul Logic site you listed, there were two instructional video snippets of Travis Mayer and someone else. Both videos illustrate that early weight transfer to the outside ski, and outside ski dominance is a good thing. This instruction seems to me run counter to the PSIA mantra to involve the inside ski, even in the bumps. Perhaps all the videos reiterate is that there are many ways to ski moguls? Also, my question for you, Rusty Guy, is whether you think this early weight transfer and predominantly outside foot weighing has a place in the PSIA style of mogul skiing?
working backwards.....i'll first ask you what is the PSIA style of mogul skiing? how would you define that?
i can only and i will repeat only speak for Rusty Guy. there are PSIA members that my teaching closely parallels and there are other members that i ski differently than and teach differently from.
in the clip the person speaking stresses the importance of being balanced over the downhill ski. do i think that is important? certainly.
don't confuse being balanced on or over the downhill ski with the role of the inside leg in steering.
one "move" that plagues intermediate bump skiers is the tendency to start a turn with upper body rotation leading to the old inside/new outside leg stemming. the obvious desire is to see a release and simultaneous turning of both skis as opposed to sequential rotation or a one-two movement resulting in a little wedge.
again.......one ski instructors view. PSIA is merely a member organization. i can name a half dozen pros who are very good bump skiers and who teach quite a different lesson from mine. would they agree with what i just wrote? more than likely.
the difference is in their belif system concerning tactics and how to proceed in order to help students.
i want to stress one more thing. i typically teach out of the group lessons at winter park/mary jane. on an average day we will run four to five bump groups per day depending upon skill level. i encourage my students to move around and sample different perspectives among the other instructors if they choose to return. i greatly respect the teaching and skiing of my peers.