Originally Posted by Takecontrol618
Almost every PSIA instructor I know has been on a snowboard at some point, and most have enjoyed it.
Nice try, though.
Whether or not they've been on a board, they aren't generally posting about it here. Generally people with "skier" profiles chime in to make often funny, witty comments; sometimes to ask about non-skiing or riding issues that are being discussed like a climbing sidebar that went on a while back. It would be welcome if they actually chimed in on substantive issues, you don't need to ride necessarily to have a point on, say, hip displacement or powder technique, etc. God knows we could use more posters here.
Also, whether or not they have tried or enjoyed riding, most ski instructors don't do it enough to carve well on a board; and perhaps related, most (not all) ski instructors without race backgrounds do have real difficulty getting their hips away from their skis -- look at most of the level II MA video that gets posted -- and spending enough time on a snowboard to actually carve it well can be a great remedial tool for this. The reason being that it's much more difficult to cheat on a board in terms of getting a really high edge angle. (Not a necessary remedial tool, but a tool.)
Also, I used a thumb's up emoticon to try to be all warm and touchy feely. You responded with a dismissive "nice try, though." Did you think about how the two sports relate? Did you think about ways you could contribute substantively here, having already taken the time to read and then post up dismissing my post? Let me throw you a slow pitch: do you think COM movement issues in riding and skiing are similar?
Ghost, I prefer not to ride with 90 degree forward angles due to the difficulty in balance, but you get great edge pressure after those prereleases, no doubt. Of course, if you used the Markers PROPERLY and cranked them up to a DIN of roughly 55
you shouldn't have the pre-release issues.