Originally Posted by Coach13
Originally Posted by Weems
Or as Chris Geib says, it probably doesn't make that much difference.
KISS in it's purest form.
UH OH! Hmm …now what have I gotten myself into!
I was actually referring to the boot out scenario that was left out of this version of the question.
Originally Posted by BigE
I hope that this question generates a few answers...
Suppose you are making a turn, and you will need a specific edge angle at completion. You know that this turn is not so deep -- the edge angle you need could be obtained by inclination alone.
What factors should you consider whether you angulate or merely incline through this turn?
I get the impression you have a turn in mind …and I can’t see it. Even if I could, I don’t know! But, since I don’t have enough sense to be quiet when I should, here are some things that strike me off the cuff that might factor in:
Definitely how fast I’m traveling.
How my ski reacts to that speed and edge angle.
Surface condition – am I on slush that will sheer away or a groomer that froze solid over night.
How did I come into this turn – did I huck my core down the hill across the ski’s or pretty much follow along their path.
Where am I directing my core out of this turn.
How steep is the slope.
Am I cutting across the slope or keeping turns more in the fall line.
Arcing, scarving, pivoting, braking…
Is it sunny?
Which pocket I put my keys in?
Everything else I couldn’t think of…
To reiterate, I don’t know! It occurs to me though that you’ve defined this required edge angle to achieve a desired path for both the skis and your core, and you have to balance all the factors that effect each so they work together to achieve your desired outcome. What doesn’t factor in?