Originally Posted by Arcmeister
Neither is falling down every tme you inadvertantly wind up there because you've never spent any time building a skill set around skiing dominantly on the inside ski.
Maintaining control when things are optimum is easy compared to not loosing it, and regaining it, when conditions throw you a curve ball. The best skiers make the committment to finding fun things to practice out-side-of the-box. (or would that be to the inside of the outside ski box?)
Lends itself to one of the in the PSIA box dance themes that goes something like 'being able to positivily effect either ski at any time'
Arc, I'm fully behind inside ski and one ski drills. Do them regularly. As I understaood the question this wasn't what Helevu was looking for. Either I didn't understand the question, or the question wasn't worded right.
Is skiing on the inside ski/leg more efficient with a longer leg versus a flexed leg? For sure. I doubt anyone would argue against this one.
This really reminds me of crazy legs, done at higher speeds, wiht the outside ski staying off the snow until the falline or later. Sort of a white pass turn done to the extreme.
If I'm in a situation where I have too much edge angle to maintain outside ski contact, and inside leg is shortened, I doubt whether I could straighten it under these forces and situation. Maybe some others could. If I was to anticipate this need ahead of time, then it could be a different scenerio, I may be able to keep the inside leg longer and drop in further wiht hips and body. I don't know. Later, RicB.